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  1. Judge not: Courts' power to compel project questionedRead the original story

    Sep 1, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Repeatedly over the past four years, members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors have warned that the county must act to repair its crumbling courthouse or stand aside and watch judges dictate the scope of improvements - at an exorbitant cost to taxpayers. The supervisors' argument is rooted in the Code of Virginia, which spells out the legal process by which judges can compel localities to repair court facilities that are "insecure, out of repair, or otherwise pose a danger" to court employees and the public.

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  2. Jobless rate spikes up by half a pointRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    It's always great fun whenever The New York Times or some other bigfoot media operation sends a reporter down from the big city to check out life in the local Newl data from the Virginia Employment Commission indicate Halifax County lost jobs and saw its labor force shrink in size in July. The county's unemployment rate rose to 6.3 percent, up half a point from the June rate of 5.8 percent.

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  3. Tractor trailer driver charged in wreckRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    On Tuesday, a Siler City, N.C. tractor trailer driver made an improper lane change on US 58 about one-half mile of its intersection with State Route 708, striking the left rear tire of the 2004 Ford Taurus driven by 31 year old Shandka Powell of South Boston. The impact caused Powell's Ford to spin into the median strip of the roadway, causing an estimated $2,000 in damages to the vehicle while the 2006 Kenworth tractor trailer sustained $1,000 in damages.

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  4. Halifax County courthouse critics score lack of input, building planRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    As the investigation continues into the Aug. 20 traffic crash that claimed the life of 9-year-old Julian Adam Suttle, Virginia State Police and the Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney are currently With the Halifax County Board of Supervisors pressing to move ahead quickly with the reconstruction of the Halifax County Courthouse, skeptics are asking why the $18 million project wasn't opened until recently to the public's input.

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  5. Halifax planners begin their Courthouse reviewRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    As the investigation continues into the Aug. 20 traffic crash that claimed the life of 9-year-old Julian Adam Suttle, Virginia State Police and the Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney are currently Halifax Town Planners on Wednesday began their review of the Courthouse Project as Halifax County officials seek a zoning permit to allow construction to go forward. Mike Sexton, a member of the town planning board, asked Barbara Bass, president of the local historical society, if she was involved in the planning for the revitalization of the historic old courthouse.

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  6. Officer recalls flash of gunfire in VFW shootingRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Virginia State Police are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash Tuesday in Charlotte County. The crash occurred at 7:39 a.m., Aug. 23 on Route 632, less than a mile north of The Halifax County deputy sheriff who disarmed a gunman in a mass shooting at the Halifax VFW Post in April testified Tuesday that he witnessed one or two shots being fired into the building by the suspect, 19-year-old Malik Cobbs of Danville.

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  7. Halifax County supervisors advised to borrow $16 million for courthouseRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Virginia State Police are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash Tuesday in Charlotte County. The crash occurred at 7:39 a.m., Aug. 23 on Route 632, less than a mile north of Members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors' budget committee - J.T. Davis, Garland Ricketts and Hubert Pannell - were joined by chairman Dennis Witt in discussing plans Tuesday for financing the renovation of the historic Halifax County Courthouse.

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  8. Resident unhappy with plans to fix sewer lineRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Service Authority has come up with a proposed plan of action to fix persistent sewer overflows on the property of a Town of Halifax resident. And he's not happy about it.

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  9. HCSA studies automated meter systemRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Service Authority is considering a move to Advanced Metering Infrastructure - a system upgrade that could raise a red flag on line leaks or excessive water consumption before customers get stuck with huge bills. The board authorized a study Thursday on AMI at a cost $7,700, asking that the work be done as soon as possible.

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  10. Warner brought up to speed on broadband rolloutRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    "It's the only type of project using this type of technology anywhere in the world right now, at this scale," explained Tad Deriso, president and CEO of Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation, on the broadband expansion currently under way in Halifax County. Deriso was addressing a group of business leaders who came together to meet with U.S. Sen. Mark Warner as he visited Halifax County to learn more about the area's economic development efforts.

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  11. Halifax County schools post gains with SOL pass ratesRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County students improve performance on state tests School officials are hopeful that rising scores by county students on Virginia's Standards of Learning tests will lift three schools out of a low tier of state performance rankings. "We made a lot of progress this past year," said Superintendent of Schools Merle Herndon of the SOL test results, published Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Education.

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  12. Architectural RecordRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    The architectural treasures of Halifax County - from mansions to country stores, churches to schools - have gotten the book they deserve. The long-awaited volume, "An Architectural History of Halifax County, Virginia," is now available with the recent publication by the Halifax County Historical Society.

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  13. Power knocked out in Halifax by downed limbRead the original story

    Aug 15, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    A large limb splintered from a big tree at 1033 Mountain Road in Halifax Friday, just before 8 a.m., taking out power lines and causing outages in town. The downed lines led to a four-hour loss of electricity for most customers of Dominion who reside on Mountain Road.

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  14. Library employees given raisesRead the original story

    Aug 15, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Employees of both the South Boston and Halifax library branches will find their pay checks fattened a bit starting at the end of the month. Following a closed session last week, trustees on the local library board voted unanimously "to adopt for all employees either a three percent or a five percent raise, based on their job responsibilities, effective with the paycheck of Aug. 31." The announcement was made Friday by library director Jay Stephens.

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  15. No injuries in three vehicle crash FridayRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    No injuries were reported in a three-vehicle crash Friday evening at the intersection of Ball Park Loop and Mountain Road outside of Halifax. According to a report filed by investigating Virginia State Trooper L. V. Pambid, 46 year old David Gibson of Halifax, the driver of a 2007 Volvo, attempted to make a left turn onto Ball Park Loop when his vehicle struck a 1984 Chevrolet C10, operated by 71 year old Abraham Perkins of Halifax.

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  16. Fund-raising effort mounted for local homeless shelterRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Another piece of Old Belt tobacco history ended Wednesday night as the walls of the Big Exchange Warehouse on Danville Street in South Hill came tumbling down. At 94, the There are a variety of reasons why people in Halifax County live without roofs over their heads - not solely because of the negative associations that some hold towards the homeless, all too often stereotyped as alcoholics and drug abusers.

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  17. Teacher's next job will be in ItalyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    A longtime fixture at Halifax County Middle School, English teacher Sarah Graves is leaving rural Virginia to teach in Trieste, Italy. Graves has signed a two-year contract with a private school in the Adriatic port city, a far cry from the cantaloupes and scorching summers of home.

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  18. Halifax County jobless rate climbs nearly a point with start of summerRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Unemployment in Halifax County climbed sharply with the onset of summer as the June jobless rate reached 5.8 percent. It had fallen to a recent low of 5.0 percent in May. The June numbers were released Wednesday by the Virginia Employment Commission.

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  19. Borrowing for Halifax courthouse project approvedRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County will apply for loan funding from the Virginia Resources Authority to pay for work on the historic Halifax County Courthouse. By a unanimous vote Monday night, the Board on Supervisors agreed to seek an early loan from VRA, hoping to take advantage of an interest rate of around 2.5 percent.

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  20. Halifax County Trustees roll back cuts to coaching payRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County School Board, by a 7-1 roll call vote Tuesday night, rescinded cuts to coaching stipends that trustees approved only weeks prior at their July meeting. The motion to reverse the pay reductions was made by ED-8 trustee Walter Potts with ED-6 trustee Fay Satterfield providing a second.

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