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County Planners Hear Comments On 20 AFDs

Two people spoke in favor of specific agricultural and forestal districts (AFDs) Tuesday evening when the Halifax County Planning Commission held its public hearing on 20 AFD applications.

Public Mum On Golf Cart Issue In Town Of Halifax

Members of the Halifax Planning Commission set a public hearing for their April meeting and directed Town Manager Carl Espy to develop a town ordinance on the use of golf carts in the town. That action came during the commission’s monthly meeting Wednesday night in Halifax Town Hall.

Arrest Made In 1993 Murder

New information from the investigation of the 1993 murder of a New Jersey man led to the arrest this week of a former South Boston man on a charge of first-degree murder, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Police: Armed Robber Hits Jiffy

A man robbed the Jiffy Store, located on John Randolph Boulevard in South Boston, at gunpoint Tuesday night, according to South Boston Police Investigator C. L. Carswell.

State Adopts Flag Paying Tribute To Fallen Soldiers

RICHMOND — Virginia has a new state symbol – the “Honor and Remember Flag,” which commemorates members of the U.S. armed forces who died in the line of duty.

Three Arrested On Drug Charges

Members of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force arrested a Scottsburg woman and a South Boston woman and man on multiple drug charges Thursday, according to Special Agent Mark T. Campbell, task force coordinator.

South Boston, County Awarded Energy Grants

Halifax County and South Boston are among the jurisdictions awarded a total of $13.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program for 39 energy conservation projects proposed by local governments. 

One Dead In Chase City Shooting

A weekend shooting outside of Chase City on Saturday night termed a “possible murder - suicide” was described by one local law enforcement officer as the worst case he has seen.

Hog Farm Lawsuit Heads To Trial

Following a hearing in Halifax County Circuit Court yesterday, Judge James Luke ordered to trial the lawsuit between Link Farms and the Halifax County Board of Supervisors.

Residents Address Supes During Budget Hearing

Protect education and develop a thorough, comprehensive financial plan of action that will lay out a strategic pathway to fund necessary items to lead Halifax County forward and continue to make it a good place to live, work and raise a family.