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Shooting Case Now Homicide Investigation

The Halifax Police Department and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to actively investigate the October shooting of Tony Lorenzo Canada, which now has been classified as a homicide case, according to Halifax Police Chief D. E. Martin.

Second Suspect Charged In Bethel Road Break-In

A second suspect has been charged in a break-in of a Bethel Road home last week, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Burning Before 4 P.M. Illegal

A recent fire in the Virgilina community was the result of a violation of the commonwealth’s 4 p.m. burning law that went into effect Feb. 15, according to Chief Forest Warden Alec Williamson of the Virginia Department of Forestry in Halifax.

Glimmer Of Hope Appears On Horizon For School System

Halifax County school officials are keeping their fingers crossed as the two houses of the Virginia General Assembly fashion and prune their individual versions of the state budget.

Alton Man Shot, Killed

A 27-year-old Alton man was killed, and two Danville men were wounded in a shooting Saturday morning in Danville, according to Danville Police Capt. M. V. Carter.

Missing Scottsburg Man Found Dead

The ground and air search for a missing Scottsburg man ended tragically Sunday morning when searchers found the body of 53-year-old Leroy Anderson, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Ex-Coach Gets 21 Months In Sex Case

Former Comet Assistant Football Coach William Macgregor “Mac” Leighton was sentenced Friday in Henrico Circuit Court to serve 21 months in prison for taking indecent liberties with a minor.

Halifax County Robotics Team Wins State Title

Six robotics students from the Halifax County STEM Center teamed up to win the Southern Virginia VEX Robotics Championships held Saturday at Halifax County High School.

Governor Proposes Closing Staunton River Battlefield

Staunton River Battlefield State Park may be the latest casualty in the state’s ongoing battle to close a $2 billion budget shortfall.

School System Bracing For $7.2 Budget Shortfall

Read the governor’s complete list of cuts.

“It’s an ugly time…a catastrophic situation,” said Bill Covington, Halifax County Public Schools chief financial officer, regarding the newest projected decrease in funding from the state.