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Supervisors Seek To Fill $910,510 Gap In Budget

No capital improvement projects, no pay raises, and no tax rate increases can be expected this spring as the Halifax County Board of Supervisors attempts to balance its $89,971,290 budget for fiscal year 2011.

Constitutional Offices To Feel Fallout Of State Budget Cuts

Local budget wrangling is just getting started with members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors facing a $910,510 shortfall between expenses and revenue, according to Finance Director Stephanie Jackson.

Court Services Officer Facing Felony Charge

A Halifax County Court Services Officer was arrested Tuesday for allegedly accepting Schedule II drugs in return for falsifying court papers.

Woman Injured When Tree Falls On Mobile Home

High winds combined with wet grounds Wednesday resulted in numerous fallen trees and limbs across Halifax County and the towns of Halifax and South Boston.

Truck Driver Gets In Gear With A $500,000 “Lightning 7’s” Ticket

What did Calvin Tuck of South Boston do when he realized the Lightning 7’s ticket in his hand was a $500,000 winner? Nothing.

‘I Do’ After 72 Years

I do.  Two simple words with a very strong meaning. Everyone has said, “I do.”  I do read the paper. I do go to church. I do want to have another slice of pizza. Many have even said, “I do,” before God and witnesses. However, few are fortunate enough to say, “I do” and, 72 years later, celebrate the meaning of the words.

South Boston Comprehensive Plan Approved Unanimously

More than a year of public meetings, discussion and vigorous debate over South Boston’s Comprehensive Plan 2030 ended Monday night with a unanimous roll call vote from town council that approved the controversial document.

State Police Seek To Quash Motion

The Virginia State Police are fighting a motion to release documents and communications between law enforcement officers that occurred during a July 2, 2008 incident at Sheetz that resulted in the shooting death of Randolph Neal Seamster Jr.

School Board Recognizes Students, Schools

Monday’s meeting of the school board, held at Halifax County Middle School, was a night of recognition as the board recognized students and individual schools for their achievements.

Trustees Set Makeup Days, Change Graduation Date

Halifax County School Board members changed the graduation date for the Halifax County High School Class of 2010 to Friday, June 4, and approved a proposed amendment to the current school calendar at its monthly meeting Monday night.