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Halifax man sentenced for drug distribution

A 25-year-old Halifax man, Wongee Boyd Williams, will serve an effective prison term of three years and eight months, the remainder of the 84-year, six-month sentence suspended for eight cocaine distribution-related charges, two child abuse charges and one for a second offense of possessing marijuana.

Shoppers Value to debut Friday in South Boston

Farmer’s Foods in the Hupps Mill Plaza has a new owner, Chief Operating Officer Floyd “Buster” Madison, and with the new ownership comes a new name, Shoppers Value, and new prices. 

Merging insurance may save in future

Merging insurance plans to save taxpayers money is a high priority for Halifax County Board of Supervisors and Halifax County School Board members who rolled up their sleeves and got down to business Monday evening during a joint meeting held in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Speakers push for upgrades not in six-year plan

With less than $1 million allocated for county road improvements over the next six years, Virginia Department of Transportation and the Halifax County Board of Supervisors received public input before approving a list of proposed road improvements projects during a hearing held Monday night at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Food services coordinator position cut

Less than one month after Halifax County School Board members voted to partner with Sodexo Quality of Life Services to provide food services in the county schools during the upcoming year, trustees voted 6-1 to eliminate the position of food services coordinator currently held by Lori Hale.

Man gets 28 years for attempted manslaughter, six other offenses

John Phillip Martin, a 35-year-old Scottsburg resident, will serve a total of 28 years in prison for the attempted voluntary manslaughter of Halifax County Sheriff’s Deputy Stanley Britton Jr. and six other charges, two of which the defendant pleaded guilty to on Thursday.

DUI charges dominate arrest reports

A 34-year-old Skipwith man faces a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

VIDEO: Gazette reporter embedded in the battle

I discovered a number of things while marching into battle Saturday with Confederate militia at the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge. The wool is still as hot as it was 150 years ago, and the re-enactors, both north and south — are just as passionate and dedicated as ever.

Sesquicentennial celebration draws thousands to area

Between 1,500 and 2,000 spectators and from 250-300 re-enactors converged on Staunton River Battlefield State Park to celebrate the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge, according to George Jefferson, park ranger and historian.

Descendants honored for ancestors’ bravery

Thousands of Civil War descendants and enthusiasts gathered at the Staunton River Battlefield Saturday for the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the confederate victory at the Battle of Staunton River Bridge.