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  1. IDA directors pay visit to HuberRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    In a show of support for local industry, directors of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority gathered Friday for their first off-site monthly meeting - at the Huber Engineering Woods facility in Crystal Hill. "This is something we have wanted to do for a long time," said IDA executive director Matt Leonard, "as we want to see more of what is going on in our community."

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  2. Halifax County contingent travels to Lynchburg to lobby for US 501Read the original story

    Apr 18, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, town officials and other local citizens will venture to Lynchburg tonight to lobby for improvements to US 501 north through Halifax. Officials have expressed concern that money that has been identified for the highway improvements could be diverted within VDOT's 2017-22 Six Year Improvement Plan.

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  3. Cool reception for proposal to outsource duties of Halifax County planning officeRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Little Theatre's "Shrek the Musical" is full of famous characters, like the Sugarplum Fairy, Pinocchio, and the Dragon, played by Kayleigh Long, Evan Snead, and Ade' Tate. Come meet these Halifax County Administrator Jim Halasz has proposed to outsource major functions of the Halifax County Planning & Zoning Office to a regional agency - but the organization's director said the staff there is not equipped to fulfill the request.

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  4. Transformer tangle awaitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Little Theatre's "Shrek the Musical" is full of famous characters, like the Sugarplum Fairy, Pinocchio, and the Dragon, played by Kayleigh Long, Evan Snead, and Ade' Tate. Come meet these Motorists in Halifax can expect lengthy delays along Main Street as Dominion will be moving a very large transformer from the railroad crossing up to its new Sedge Hill substation.

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  5. Hospital community, friends mourn loss of Paces physician dies Friday at age 65Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Dr. William Robert Bell III, director of Emergency Services at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, died Friday at his Paces home. He was 65. His passing was mourned by his many friends in the community and by colleagues at the hospital, who recalled his good humor and skill as a surgeon amid the intensity of the hospital ER.

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  6. Dunavant blames 'rigged process' for school decisionRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax Town Councilman Jack Dunavant, the unsuccessful suitor for the Halifax Elementary School property, lashed out at fellow town officials and members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors for what he called "a rigged process" in awarding the school site to a rival property developer. Dunavant, who sought to acquire Halifax Elementary to convert the building into market-rate apartments - the same business plan first put forward by Echelon Resources, the county's favored developer - used the occasion of Tuesday night's monthly Council meeting to criticize fellow members for failing to back his hometown bid.

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  7. Family, NAACP to rally on third anniversary of Lambert's deathRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Family members of the late Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. plan to mark the third anniversary of his death by holding a rally in Halifax on May 4 at 11 a.m., outside the office of Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin. Virginia State NAACP officials and members of the county chapter of the civil rights group are expected to join the family at the rally, which was called to highlight what critics believe is stonewalling by law enforcement in the aftermath of Lambert's death.

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  8. Traffic tie-ups in Halifax anticipated with transformer transportRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Motorists should expect delays on Main Street in the Town of Halifax next week as Dominion Power moves transformers from the railroad off-loading point at Sunshine Mills to the new Sedge Hill substation project. U.S. 501 will have very slow moving traffic from its intersection with Route 1349 to Route 501 a quarter mile mile north of the Banister River Bridge.

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  9. Halifax Town Council, planners review food vendor requestRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax Town Council meets Tuesday for its monthly work session beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular monthly meeting. Members of Council and the town planning commission will hold a public hearing on a request for a special use permit by James Anthony Logan to operate a mobile food unit at 5334 Halifax Road.

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  10. Halifax County school noard set to go over budget, outsourcingRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight in Halifax with the public session starting around 7:30 p.m. after the trustees come out of closed session. Under unfinished business, Superintendent of Schools Merle Herndon will discuss adjustments that need to be made to the upcoming school budget, which goes into effect in July.

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  11. Halifax County joins elite ranks for work readinessRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Employers, local leaders and state officials gathered at Presto Products Friday to celebrate Halifax County's designation as a Certified Ready Work Community. In the center, above, is Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones, who was guest speaker at the announcement.

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  12. Halifax County supes delay action on permit requestRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County Supervisors on Monday night delayed taking action on a request for a conditional permit sought by Charlie Hightower, asking that the application be sent back to County Planners for further study. Hightower is seeking a permit to operate a water bottling company at 1222 Dixon Trail just west of the intersection of Cheerful Lane .

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  13. Cover GirlRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Melissa Countryman in the Forty Under 40 issue. This is not the actual cover of the magazine, which pictured all 40 winners; this personalized version was created by Gail Bosiger, the honoree's mother.

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  14. Halasz floats plan to cut out county plannerRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors is considering a proposal by County Administrator Jim Halasz to do away with the position of county planner - a job that has gone unfilled for more than a year after clashes inside the administration building culminated with the ouster of former planner Robbie Love. Supervisors, during their monthly meeting Monday in Halifax, agreed to appoint Detrick Easley, an employee of the building inspection office, to the new position of interim subdivision agent.

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  15. Halifax County supervisors take up taxes, school pay hikesRead the original story

    Apr 4, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will meet tonight in Halifax to set 2016 tax rates - with no changes expected in the county's current tax and fee structure. The supervisors also will take up a recommendation by its finance committee to provide funding for school personnel to receive a two percent raise.

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  16. Spirit of Creativity Reigns in HalifaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Morning rain on Saturday did little to dampen spirits at the third annual Halicraft festival in the Town of Halifax, as hundreds turned out to enjoy the artworks and crafts on display along Main Street, on the Courthouse Lawn and at the Farmers Market. A brief rain shower fell around 10 a.m. as vendors were opening up for business.

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  17. South Boston man cited for DUI in wreckRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    A 36 year old South Boston man was charged with driving under the influence on Saturday night following a single vehicle crarsh on Cluster Springs Road, about two-tenths of a mile east of Bold Springs Road. William E. Cooper III was charged after the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee he was operating veered off the right of the roadway, striking a tree.

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  18. Local woman held in Danville crime spreeRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    A 21-year-old woman with Halifax ties is in jail without bond after allegedly taking part in a string of crimes that created a "reign of terror" for Danville and Pittsylvania County residents, says the prosecution in the case. Jessica Walker was denied bond at a hearing last week in Danville General District Court following her arrest Feb. 11 on attempted robbery and accessory to robbery charges.

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  19. New voting machines in play for Super TuesdayRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Virginia's presidential primaries arrive Tuesday, and Halifax County voters will be using new machines to cast their ballots for the Republican and Democratic contenders for the White House. Virginia is one of 12 states - plus one American territory - that will vote on "Super Tuesday," the single biggest day for allocating delegates in the lead-up to the parties' conventions to pick their nominees for the Nov. 8 presidential election.

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  20. Halifax supes weigh spending requests, seek info on elementary school bidsRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    The Finance Committee of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors met for three hours Wednesday to examine ways to achieve "the most bang for the buck" with the county's upcoming 2016-17 budget. The finance panel - comprised of three supervisors, chairman J.T. Davis and members Hubert Pannell and Garland Ricketts - did not act on a second item on its agenda: the disposal of the old Halifax Elementary School property.

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