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  1. Auction site 'Valuable asset' for ag economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    An enthusiastic crowd of about 200 people showed up on Thursday for the ribbon cutting and first auction at Hollering Hills auction house in Nathalie, bringing with them calves, steer, pigs, goats and sheep as well as an array of farm tools to be auctioned off. Hollering Hills gives Halifax County its own agricultural auction house and should be a valuable asset to small farms and producers in the county, said farm leaders who turned out for the grand opening.

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  2. Library plans kick-off of annual fund driveRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County-South Boston Public Library System is preparing to start its annual fund drive. While the library receives support from Halifax County and the towns of Halifax and South Boston, individual donations remain an important part of the library's budget.

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  3. Purple ribbons signify effort to stop domestic violenceRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    If you're wondering about the purple ribbons you see adorning lampposts and the vehicles of law enforcement officers, their purpose is to draw attention to the problem of domestic violence. Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc. has designated Friday as "Wear Purple Day" in memory of local residents who have lost their lives in domestic violence assaults.

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  4. $2.7 mil eyed for fiber network in countrysideRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is moving forward with plans to seek a $2.7 million grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission to build a fiber optic network to speed up the internet in rural areas within the cooperative's service region. The cooperative wants to provide fiber-to-the-home connectivity - which can operate at gigabit speeds, much faster than most currently available retail options - to some 3,100 homes and businesses in a nine-county Virginia area that includes Halifax County.

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  5. Author of 'Factory Man' tells a resonant taleRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    As Beth Macy, author of "Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town," spoke at the South Boston Library Thursday night, it was hard not to think about the empty factory buildings that hint of a vibrant manufacturing history in Southside Virginia's past. Tultex, J.P. Stevens, Burlington Industries, Halifax Damask Mills, Russell Stover Candies, and Daystrom Furniture - all were businesses once vital to the economies of Halifax and Mecklenburg counties.

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  6. Halifax eyes VDOT help to fix issues with streets, walksRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Town of Halifax will look to VDOT for funding to fix street and sidewalk issues that will become even more acute with the Courthouse Renovation Project. Town Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a resolution asking the Virginia Department of Transportation for additional MAP-21 grant funding for the Town's Halifax Downtown Streetscape Extension Project.

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  7. Halifax trustees delay meeting for holidayRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County School Board will not meet until Thursday due to the Columbus Day holiday. The trustees usually meet on Mondays.

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  8. Mecklenburg County loses jobs, but unemployment rate steadyRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Mecklenburg County's jobless rate remained flat in August at 5.1 percent, the same figure from July, despite the loss of more than 200 jobs over the one-month span, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. The county's civilian labor force stood at 12,351 persons in August, down sharply from July's pool of 12,582 available workers.

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  9. Personal property tax bills mailed outRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County 2017 personal property tax bills were mailed out on Wednesday Sept. 2. When you receive your tax bill, please check over it to be sure that the vehicles are correct and were owned as of Jan. 1. There should be only one solid waste fee per household address.

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  10. Solar farms, business incentives top agendaRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will meet tonight with a business-heavy agenda to tackle - covering matters such as land use regulations for solar energy facilities, expansion of the county's Enterprise Zone, rural broadband and a first-ever Agriculture Strategic Plan for Halifax County. The meeting is set tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

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  11. Halifax County jobless rate creeps up to 5.6 percentRead the original story

    Sep 27, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax saw its jobless rate rise in August to 5.6 percent, slightly higher than the July jobless rate of 5.4 percent. However the County's civilian labor force also shrank by 265 members in August to 14,661 members.

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  12. Fall FixturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Houston-based Stage Stores, Inc. announced Wednesday that it will close its South Hill distribution center by the end of fiscal 2017 as part of a plan to increase the efficiency Board of Supervisors, School Board expect to meet Oct. 2 to see if they can settle on a location; 'It will happen,' says joint education panel chair Halifax County Fair opens Tuesday Next week is Fair Week in Halifax County, and starting Tuesday, the Exhibit Hall will be open for viewing of local artworks, farm animals and all the other items the fair is known for. The fair will be accepting exhibits on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Residents may bring in their entries during those times for judging for prizes.

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  13. South Boston agrees to issue bonds for apartment units at TultexRead the original story

    Sep 27, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Houston-based Stage Stores, Inc. announced Wednesday that it will close its South Hill distribution center by the end of fiscal 2017 as part of a plan to increase the efficiency Board of Supervisors, School Board expect to meet Oct. 2 to see if they can settle on a location; 'It will happen,' says joint education panel chair South Boston Town Council agreed unanimously Monday to back $5.6 million in general obligation bonds to pay for renovations to the former Tultex Imperial building, located at 216 Mineral Street. The developer of the Halifax Lofts apartment project in Halifax has similar plans to convert the abandoned textile factory into residential rental units.

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  14. Absentee vote opens with new track systemRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Absentee voting began Friday in the Nov. 7 general election to choose a new Virginia governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The state Department of Elections has introduced a new way for voters to keep tabs on their absentee ballots.

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  15. Great day for a river runRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Walt Flythe made it two in a row as he once again took top honors in the kayak race Saturday at the fourth annual Wild Blue River Festival in the Town of Halifax. The Martinsville native bested his winning time last year by paddling the Banister River from the Town of Halifax to Terry's Bridge in only one hour and nine minutes.

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  16. Take Me To The RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2017 | 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 Blue skies and warm temperatures are in the forecast for this year's Wild Blue River Festival, and the Town of Halifax invites residents to join in the fun this Saturday, September 23. King's Bridge Landing , located in the Town of Halifax, is the place to be for this annual event, now in its fourth year. Last year's event drew visitors from Lynchburg and Richmond as well as other communities.

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  17. After walking off during trial, child porn offender foundRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2017 | 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 A child porn offender who walked away from his trial in Halifax County Circuit Court on Tuesday and failed to reappear - prompting a two-day search by authorities - was taken into custody Wednesday evening by members of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Jessie Randall Coates, 42, of Alton did not return to court after a lunch break recess Tuesday afternoon on the second day of his jury trial in Halifax.

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

    Sep 20, 2017 | 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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  19. Baskerville teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes involving minorRead the original story

    Sep 20, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A former Rivermont School teacher accused of sex crimes against a student could serve up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in Mecklenburg County Circuit Court Monday morning. Heidi Bradshaw Sheets admitted to eight of 18 charges she was facing in Mecklenburg County, including four counts of solicitation of a minor through electronic means and four counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor.

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

    Sep 18, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The third of three men to be sentenced to prison for a September 2016 shooting that injured an 18-year-old male in South Boston received the lightest sentence of the assailants charged in the crime. Montreal Daymon Cheatwood, 19, of Buffalo Junction, will serve an active sentence of three and a half years in prison.

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