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Halifax County Coyote Bounty Discontinued

“Suspended…lack of funds.” Bounties on coyotes are being discontinued in Halifax County after the board of supervisors decided Monday night they simply don’t have the funds to pay people to kill the pesky predators.

Public To Weigh In On 30 AFD Applications

Halifax County Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings on 30 applications referred by the agricultural forestal districts (AFD) advisory committee and recommended by the planning commission when they meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax.

Qualify For May Election

Candidates continue to qualify for the May councilmanic elections, according to Halifax County Registrar Judy Meeler.

County To Get FEMA Flood Damage Funds

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making $1 million available to help 12 Virginia cities and counties replace and repair roads and other infrastructure damaged in a severe November storm, with Halifax County included in the dozen areas.

Red Oak Facility Adding 25 Jobs

Gov. Bob McDonnell visited Red Oak Friday to make his first announcement concerning economic development in the commonwealth since taking office last month.

Blitz Begins To Fill Potholes After Harsh Winter Weather

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be focusing its efforts during March on patching the thousands of potholes giving motorists bumpy reminders of the hard winter Virginia has endured.

Freeman, Jones Win Bland Contest

Alice Jeanne Freeman, an 18-year-old home-schooled soprano from Alton, and David Carlton Jones, a 16-year-old violinist from George Washington High School in Danville, each took home $300 after winning the South Boston Lions Club’s Annual James Bland Memorial Music Contest Friday night at The Prizery.

$500,000 Grant A Boost To Growers

A portion of a half million dollars in Specialty Crop Grants is headed to the Southside in an effort to keep farming profitable for local producers.

Court Gives Man 5 Years

A 26-year-old South Boston man was sentenced Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to 105 years in prison, with all but five years and 12 months suspended, for seven drug-related offenses and three for participating in gang activity.

Uranium Opponents Pushing For Public Input

Uranium mining opponents reacted with trepidation — and determination — to the National Academy of Sciences’ agreement to perform a study to determine whether uranium can be mined and milled safely in Virginia.