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  1. Halifax police search for child porn offender who walked out of trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 20 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 42-year-old child porn offender who walked out of court during the lunch break in his Tuesday jury trial and failed to return. Jessie Randall Coates of South Boston is described as approximately 6'3" and weighing 225 pounds.

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  2. Baskerville teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes involving minorRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 20 | SoVaNow.com

    ... of the eight charges carries a maximum prison sentence of five years. Sheets still faces seven additional charges in Halifax County, including one count of solicitation of a minor through electronic means, two counts of taking indecent liberties ...

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  3. Buffalo Junction 19-year-old gets three years for shooting in townRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... wound. He was treated for his injuries and released from the local hospital. In other court action this week in Halifax County Circuit Court: A Crystal L. Gordon of Halifax pleaded guilty to two counts of felony child abuse arising a February 2 ...

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  4. Danville man gets eight years in mass shooting at VFWRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A Danville man who opened fire on a nighttime party at the Halifax VFW building in April 2016 was sentenced to an active term of eight years in prison Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court. Malik Ratwon Cobbs, 21, was given a total sentence of 33 years with most of the time suspended on the condition of good behavior after his release from prison.

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  5. Lumsden sets retirement at Sentara Halifax RegionalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Chris A. Lumsden, President of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital has announced his intent to retire effective March 31, 2018. Lumsden's leadership began at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital when he became the Chief Operating Officer in June of 1985.

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  6. Plans for Clarkton Bridge airedRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... will present plans for the dismantling and removal of the closed truss spans crossing the Staunton River at the Halifax/Charlotte county line. The department also will present future interpretive plans on the history of the Route 620 span, known as ...

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  7. Halifax issues Courthouse permit, still wants changesRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County has been cleared by the Town of Halifax to start work on the Courthouse Renovation Project, but town officials say they will continue to push for changes in a building plan they continue to criticize. Speaking Tuesday night at the monthly meeting of Halifax Town Council, Mayor Kristy Johnson explained that the town's issuance of a zoning permit for the Courthouse renovations was required by law.

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  8. 4 of 9Read the original story

    Sep 14, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Four out of nine schools in Halifax County are fully state-accredited this year, a result that falls well short of the 86 percent accreditation rate for schools across Virginia "We know we aren't where we want to be, accreditation-wise," said Director of Division Testing Jeannie Hawks, referring to the release of data Wednesday by the state Department of Education that shows Virginia schools as a whole making steady gains on academic benchmarks. The share of Virginia schools meeting the state's testing requirements has risen by five points, from 81 percent of schools in the prior school year to 86 percent this year.

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  9. Wild Blue River Festival returns to Halifax Sept. 23Read the original story

    Sep 14, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Whether you feel right at home in a canoe or kayak, or you're a beginner on the paddling scene, the Wild Blue River Festival is a great time to do a little racing and find family-friendly fun on the Banister River. King's Bridge Landing , located in the Town of Halifax, is the place to be for this annual event, now in its fourth year.

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  10. Southern Virginia Food Hub wins $245,600 grantRead the original story

    Sep 13, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... farms in seven southern Virginia counties [Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Charlotte, Dinwiddie, and Halifax]," said McAuliffe. "The Food Hub's physical location in the Town of South Hill will also benefit their commercial center and ...

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  11. Indictments issued in aftermath of Vernon Hill manhuntRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A Halifax man has been indicted on charges of felony weapons possession, possession of marijuana and reckless driving after leading police on a manhunt in the Vernon Hill/White Oak community in April. Timothy Thor Austin, 27, was arrested April 12 after allegedly crashing his vehicle on Chatham Road and fleeing into nearby woods with firearms.

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  12. Police thwart wallet theft in progressRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... with the cash still inside, and returned to the customer. Murdock is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax on a charge of felony grand larceny. No bond has yet been set for his release. In other reports from the South Boston Police ...

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  13. More propane buses eyed for Halifax school fleetRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County school officials are proposing the purchase of five more propane fuel school buses to add to a fleet that is increasingly powered by the clean-burning gas. Members of the Halifax County School Board are set to meet tonight in Halifax with the school bus purchase plan on the agenda.

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  14. Optima to sell health plans in HalifaxRead the original story

    Sep 7, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    On the heels of Anthem's exit from Virginia's individual health insurance market, Optima Health will expand into Halifax County to give local consumers at least two coverage options to choose from in 2018. Optima announced Wednesday that it is expanding into markets where Sentara Healthcare operates hospitals and physician practices.

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  15. Halifax supervisors ripped for shunning public's input on CourthouseRead the original story

    Sep 7, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A critic of the Halifax County Courthouse redesign ripped into the Halifax County Board of Supervisors for failing to seek out the public's views on how the project should be handled. What's more, said Barbara Bass, she objects to being told by supervisors that they were unable to talk about the Courthouse Renovation Project since they were under a gag order, when no such gag order existed.

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  16. 911 March for Justice set Monday in South BostonRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... multiple times by three South Boston town police. Once subdued, he was loaded into a police cruiser and taken to the Halifax jail, but he suffered cardiac arrest and died that morning after being returned to the hospital. The incident drew national ...

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  17. Relocating polls before Halifax supevisorsRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Two local men have joined fellow drivers with Davenport Energy on an emergency trip to Texas, where they'll help out the best way they can - by providing fuel for Halifax County Supervisors will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex, a day later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday. The board has set a public hearing as its first agenda item on the relocation of three local polling places.

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  18. Middle School Football: Witcher scores game-winner for EaglesRead the original story

    Sep 1, 2017 | Franklin News-Post

    Fullback Elijah Witcher rushed for the game-winning touchdown from two yards with 1:19 left in the fourth quarter as Benjamin Franklin Middle School's eighth-grade football team rallied for a 21-14 Junior Piedmont District victory over Halifax County Middle School Wednesday. Witcher's TD put the Eagles ahead 19-14.

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  19. Power line problems plague Town of HalifaxRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    It was not law enforcement matters that kept members of the Halifax Town Police Department busy over the past week - rather, the problem has been damaged utility poles and lines. According to Halifax Police Chief Stuart Comer, officers have spent the past week mainly dealing with problems with falling utility poles and lines that have kept them on the move.

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  20. How and where you can contribute hurricane reliefRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    American Red Cross How to donate to disaster relief through the American Red Cross Online: http://www.redcross.org Via text: message 90999 Locally by mail: American Red Cross, P.O. Box 1774, Halifax, VA 24558 To drop off financial donations: 1030 Cowford Rd., Halifax With checks, please write on memo line, "DISASTER RELIEF", and leave a contact phone number. From Halifax United Way In light of recent events that have taken place in Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Halifax United Way, Inc. will host three drop off locations for relief efforts.

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