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  1. Henrietta Lacks Life Science Center advancesRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2018 | SoVaNow.com

    A South Boston couple - former board members of Dixie Youth Baseball - pleaded no contest to charges of embezzlement Wednesday in Halifax County Circuit Court. They were ordered to Henrietta Lacks was honored on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from the floors of the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate.

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  2. Gun, eluding charges net six years for Halifax manRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2018 | SoVaNow.com

    A Halifax man has sentenced Thursday to an active term of six years in prison for felony weapons possession and eluding police after a reckless driving incident touched off a manhunt in the Vernon Hill/White Oak community in April. Timothy Thor Austin, 28, was arrested April 12 after he crashed his vehicle on Chatham Road and fled into nearby woods with firearms.

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  3. Many needs, less moneyRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2018 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County supervisors fielded $4 million in new budget requests Monday with little prospect of coming up with the money to pay for them all. It would take an 11 cent increase in the county's real estate tax rate to pay for all of the items, said J.T. Davis, chair of the supervisors' finance committee.

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  4. Dominion will idle Clarksville coal plantRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2018 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Planning Commission is backing a tighter limit on how many solar farms can be built in a five-mile radius as the number of proposed projects in the Dominion Energy has announced plans to put its Mecklenburg Power Station in Clarksville into "cold reserve storage" as of April. The 138-megawatt, two-unit coal-fired plant, formerly known as the Mecklenburg Co-Gen, was put into commercial operation by Dominion in November 1992.

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  5. Cancer center eyed in Henrietta's honorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2018 | SoVaNow.com

    Virginia lawmakers and local officials are hoping to establish a cancer science center in Halifax County in honor of Henrietta Lacks, a Clover sharecropper whose role in medical history was brought to light in a best-selling 2010 book that later became the basis for an HBO movie starring Oprah Winfrey. The Henrietta Lacks Life Science Center is envisioned under legislation filed by state Sen. Bill Stanley for the opening of the General Assembly this week.

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  6. Service authority approves rate hikeRead the original story

    Dec 27, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Only one person spoke up at Thursday's public hearing focusing on the proposed increases to water and sewer rates advertised by the Halifax County Service Authority. Following the public hearing members of the Authority's board of directors unanimously approved the changes which will take effect Jan. 1. Randy Guill, who lives in the Seven Oaks subdivision, complained t that the rate increase for basic sewer service only which is proposed to rise from the current rate of $77 bimonthly to $80 bimonthly is troublesome for him and many of his neighbors.

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  7. Public hearing set today on 2018 proposed water, sewer rate increasesRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A public hearing on proposed 2018 water and sewer rates and fees is set for today at 5 p.m. at the Administrative Office of the Halifax County Service Authority, 2529 Houghton Avenue, South Boston. The HCSA is planning to implement a wide-ranging set of increases in the cost of water and sewer service in the following areas: A In the Towns of South Boston and Halifax, water customers who use 0-24,000 gallons will see a rate hike of 10 cents, from the current rate of $4.80 to $4.90 per thousand.

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  8. So 'tough in many ways'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A Clover 22-year-old was arrested Monday on a felony charge of aggravated assault after he allegedly rammed a vehicle into a Scottsburg house and injured another man, who is currently In the aftermath of a triple fatality car crash near Chase City, the mourning continues for two teachers and a building contractor who were lost in the crash. The Mecklenburg County School Board meeting Monday night in Boydton was an occasion for warm remembrances of Julia and Donald McInturf, both teachers in the Mecklenburg County Public Schools division, and Steve Walter Parks, a Chase City carpenter and businessman who was active in the community as a Dixie Youth coaching volunteer.

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  9. Clarksville warehouse project clears hurdle with permit voteRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A Clover 22-year-old was arrested Monday on a felony charge of aggravated assault after he allegedly rammed a vehicle into a Scottsburg house and injured another man, who is currently Members of the Clarksville Town Council issued a special use permit for the Planter's Warehouse redevelopment project on Thursday night, clearing one more hurdle in the future renovation and reuse of the century-old building. The lone "no" vote was cast by Council member Glenn Jurczyk, who cited objections to the property rezoning and the process used to grant the permit.

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  10. Clover man charged in vehicular assaultRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A Clover man was arrested Monday on a felony charge of aggravated assault after he allegedly rammed a vehicle into a Scottsburg house and injured another man, who is currently hospitalized at Duke University Hospital. Sheriff Fred S. Clark stated that on Dec. 18 around 3 a.m., the Halifax County Sheriff's Office received a call of a disturbance at a residence on McDonald Road in the Scottsburg community.

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  11. Solar projects planned for Halifax County up to nineRead the original story

    Dec 14, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Solar developers intend to build up to nine utility-scale projects in Halifax County, placing the county at the center of Virginia's rising renewable energy tide. Along with six applications already submitted to the county planning office, three more ventures are eyed in Halifax: two by Hexagon Energy and one by New Energy Ventures, spanning more a 1,000 acres in the Nathalie and Clover areas.

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  12. Concentration of solar farms targetedRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors is moving to limit the number of solar farms that can be built in close proximity to one another, a change that would not affect six projects that already are in the pipeline for consideration. ED-1 supervisor J.T. Davis explained the rationale for amending the county ordinance to cut the density limits for solar farms in half.

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  13. Man gets four years for attack on wifeRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A South Boston man will serve four and a half years in prison for the malicious wounding and abduction of his estranged wife after he pleaded guilty to multiple charges Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court. Dion Lashae Ferrell, 31, received a total sentence of 20 years, with most of that time suspended.

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  14. Halifax County trustees consider expansion of facilities committeeRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County School Board will meet tonight, with the public session beginning around 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex. An early item of business is a presentation by students and staff at Scottsburg Elementary School.

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  15. Election Day is Tuesday with control of state offices on ballotRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Polls open Tuesday from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. as Virginians elect their next governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The statewide races top the 2017 general election ballot, which also features races for all 100 seats in the House of Delegates of the General Assembly.

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  16. Clover's Big (and Blustery) DayRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Clover Fall Festival on Saturday brought in about in $23,000 for the community's fire department, more than half in profits. "Considering the weather, I think we did amazingly well," said fire department spokesman Bert Martin, who thanked everyone who came out for the event as well as the sponsors of the festival.

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  17. Some voting locations changeRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    With the Nov. 7 general election only four days away, Halifax County voters in Election Districts 2, 6 and 8 are reminded that several polling places have been changed. Two of the relocations affect ED-2, in the Clover-Scottsburg area.

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  18. Water, sewer rates set to rise next yearRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Service Authority has set a Dec. 21 public hearing to consider higher 2018 water and sewer rates for most customers in Halifax County. The proposed rate increases are part of the HCSA's move to equalize water and sewer rates across various parts of the county by 2020, a condition of federal lending for the system.

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  19. Halifax County makes plan to spread high-speed access outwardRead the original story

    Oct 5, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County will spend up to $100,000 to bring high-speed internet to remote areas of the county, with service anticipated to go online in the latter half of 2018. Halifax County supervisors approved an implementation plan Monday night to work with a third-party provider, SCS Broadband, on the internet expansion.

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  20. Pedestrian struck by vehicle in CloverRead the original story

    Sep 7, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A South Boston man was transported to VCU-MCV medical center in Richmond with serious injuries early Thursday morning after being struck in the roadway by a car driving in heavy fog. The victim, Chrisitn L. McDougald, 33, was standing in Rodgers Chapel Road, about 1.3 miles north of James D. Hagood Highway near Clover, when the mishap occurred at 1 a.m. in the morning.

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