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  1. Snow blankets Southside, up to 20 inches forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County supervisors have dropped plans to renovate the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney -a century-old, three-story building on the courthouse square in Halifax - and will instead spend additional Adorned for the Christmas season, downtown South Boston took on an especially festive look with a coat of snow Sunday morning. Southside Virginia woke up to heavy snowfall on Sunday morning - leaving many to wonder how just how deep the accumulation will turn out to be.

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  2. The Latest: Major impacts expected from Sunday's winter stormRead the original story

    Saturday | WRIC-TV Richmond

    ... anticipated on Sunday. There is a high risk of 4"-8" of snow fall Sunday into late Sunday noght over the area. From Halifax westward snow could be on the order of 8"-12". Not that this warning does not include the Tri-Cities. Right now I am ...

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  3. Smyth County assistant manager named new Halifax adminstratorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County supervisors have dropped plans to renovate the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney -a century-old, three-story building on the courthouse square in Halifax - and will instead spend additional Scott Simpson speaking at a Friday morning press conference, with county supervisors Dennis Witt, Bryant Claiborne, Hubert Pannell and Stanley Brandon in the background. Scott Simpson, assistant county administrator of Smyth County, has been named Halifax's new county administrator.

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  4. Brown pleads to first degreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | SoVaNow.com

    An 81-year-old Halifax man accused of premeditated killing in the January death of his wife entered an Alford plea of guilty to first degree murder in Halifax County Circuit Court on Monday. Ushered into the courtroom in an orange jail jumpsuit and shackled at the ankles, John Frederick "Jack" Brown offered one-word replies of "yes" as Circuit Judge Kimberly S. White posed a series of questions to Brown about his understanding of the plea he was about to enter.

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  5. Man taken to ER with gunshot injuriesRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 6 | SoVaNow.com

    Police are seeking information on a Tuesday night shooting in South Boston after a 26-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, sending him to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Around 7:45 p.m., a call came into the Halifax County E911 Center reporting that shots had been fired in the area of Jeffress Boulevard and Broad Street.

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  6. Halifax County supes opt to start over with new building for CA's officeRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 6 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County supervisors have dropped plans to renovate the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney -a century-old, three-story building on the courthouse square in Halifax - and will instead spend additional money to construct a new facility in its place. A new, 9,000 square foot building will take the place of the existing 4,800 square foot Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, which is visibly falling apart and poses a safety and security hazard for employees of the county prosecutor's office.

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  7. Friday announcement set on Halifax County administratorRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 6 | SoVaNow.com

    An announcement is set this Friday about a new Halifax County administrator. The expected hiring of an executive officer to lead county government comes after James Halasz stepped down from the position in late July.

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  8. Halifax man offers guilty plea in murder of 74-year-old wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 3 | SoVaNow.com

    An 81-year-old Halifax man accused of premeditated killing in the January death of his wife entered an Alford plea of guilty to first degree murder in Halifax County Circuit Court on Monday. Ushered into the courtroom in an orange jail jumpsuit and shackled at the ankles, John Frederick "Jack" Brown offered one-word replies of "yes" as Circuit Judge Kimberly S. White posed a series of questions to Brown about his understanding of the plea he was about to enter.

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  9. Halifax County School Board holds public input session on upcoming budgetRead the original story

    Monday Dec 3 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County School Board will meet tonight in Halifax to solicit public input on the upcoming school budget and hold a budget work session. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the School Board Office conference room, on the first floor of the Bethune Office Complex.

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  10. Sentences meted out in Halifax County Circuit CourtRead the original story

    Monday Dec 3 | SoVaNow.com

    ... serve two years' probation concurrent with his jail term. He will receive credit for time served. Also Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court, April Michelle Riddle of South Boston was found guilty of eight charges of selling Schedule I/II drugs ...

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  11. Halifax County Courthouse issues and more up for discussionRead the original story

    Monday Dec 3 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will meet tonight with decisions to make on the Courthouse Renovation Project and the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, a new solid waste collection center for the Turbeville area, and many other matters. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Bethune Office Complex second floor meeting room in Halifax.

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  12. State gives $202,464 for airport renovationRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 29 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County has gained a key piece of outside funding to move forward with a $2.5 million project to rehabilitate the runway and connectors at William M. Tuck Airport. At its final meeting of the year on Nov. 15, the Virginia Aviation Board approved a $202,464 grant for the county airport, which earlier this summer had obtained a $1.76 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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  13. Home razed by nighttime fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | SoVaNow.com

    ... The damage to the structure, valued at approximately $41,000, was complete. The property owner is Raymond Tutor of Halifax. The renter who was displaced by the blaze, Thronburg, has found other living arrangements, according to Spangler. No injuries ...

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  14. County confusion: Sutherlin residents told they live in HalifaxRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 29 | SoVaNow.com

    By HALLE PARKER Danville Register & Bee Used with permission CHATHAM - The day after voting registration closed, a community of more than 50 residents in the southwestern portion of Pittsylvania County were sent a letter from Halifax County. In her address to the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night, Anita Royston, Pittsylvania County NAACP president-elect, explained the letter told the residents of Sutherlin - a community that straddles the Pittsylvania-Halifax County line - they had been "misassigned," and would be required to vote in a different location.

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  15. Charges move forward in bank robberyRead the original story

    Monday Nov 26 | SoVaNow.com

    Felony charges of robbery and firearm use have been certified against a Halifax man accused of the August hold-up of American National Bank in Centerville. Jeremy Lamar Anderson, 29, of Halifax had a preliminary hearing Monday in Halifax County General District Court, where a judge found probable cause to send the matter to the grand jury.

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  16. Halifax homes wake up to loss of water serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 21 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Service Authority sent a work crew out on Tuesday morning to repair a water main breakage, causing some Halifax residents to lose water service for a few hours. A section parallel to Highway 501 across from Halifax Country Club was repaired.

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  17. Alton Christmas Parade brought back after absenceRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 21 | SoVaNow.com

    After an absence in recent years, the Alton Christmas Parade is back - returning Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. in time to brighten the holiday season in the western Halifax countryside. The Christmas parade will feature a wide range of entries, capped by an appearance by Old Saint Nick himself.

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  18. Sutherlin residents voice concerns over voting confusionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 20 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... a community of more than 50 residents in the southwestern portion of Pittsylvania County were sent a letter from Halifax County. In her address to the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night, Anita Royston, Pittsylvania County ...

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  19. Property taxes due Dec. 5; dog tags go on saleRead the original story

    Monday Nov 19 | SoVaNow.com

    2018 Halifax County dog tags are on sale at the Halifax County Treasurer's Office. The cost is $10 per dog or $50 for a kennel which contains up to 20 tags. The 2018 tags run out Jan. 31. You must bring in valid rabies vaccination papers to obtain a ...

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  20. Downtown SpiritRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 19 | SoVaNow.com

    ... Saturday this weekend following Thanksgiving, and upcoming Christmas parades in the towns of South Boston and Halifax. For the annual South Boston open house event, shoppers were greeted with Christmas music and glittering decorations as they ...

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