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  1. Ex-jail officer gets five monthsRead the original story

    Apr 13, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A 27-year-old man was taken into custody late Wednesday afternoon after local authorities issued a community-wide alert of an armed and dangerous suspect seen in the Vernon Hill/White Oak area A former Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority corrections officer was sentenced to six months in jail for attempting to smuggle an opioid drug to an inmate at the Halifax Adult Detention Center in Halifax, a scheme that was broken up by police before it could be carried out. Keon Ascian Gutrich, 24, of Dryburg Road, Scottsburg appeared in Halifax County Circuit Court on Thursday to receive separate sentences of five years in prison on two drug-related charges, with all but six months in jail suspended.

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  2. Lady Warriors suffer loss to Halifax CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | Martinsville Bulletin

    Halifax County's girls soccer team scored twice in the opening eight minutes of Thursday's game at Magna Vista, and the Warriors were unable to get any stops the rest of the way.

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  3. No tax hikes planned for Halifax budgetRead the original story

    Apr 12, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The proposed FY 2017-2018 budget for the Town of Halifax calls for no increase in real estate, personal property or machinery and tool taxes, according to Finance Committee chairman Bill Covington. The proposed budget of $1,025,540 represents nearly a 20 percent decrease from the current year budget of $1,276,028.

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  4. Officer Feelgood, Meet the ConstitutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | Townhall

    ... there are similar problems with other feel-good stunts involving cops and motorists. In a video posted last year by Halifax, Virginia, Police Chief Kevin Lands, a white cop walks up to a car he has just stopped and asks the driver, a black woman, ...

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  5. Rancor overtakes wrongful death lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A wrongful death lawsuit arising from a fatal 2012 apartment fire is in limbo as lawyers for both sides wrangle over courtroom tactics: The judge in the case has taken the unusual step of issuing a show cause order against the plaintiff's Halifax attorney to compel his court appearance this week after he did not show up for a scheduled trial last week. The case, Miller v.

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  6. Halifax County supervisors hike tax, grant extra funds for schoolsRead the original story

    Apr 3, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... has died. Competition has emerged for the 60th District House of Delegates even as incumbent Del. James Edmunds (R-Halifax) announced formal plans this week to run for a fifth term. Halifax County residents will pay more in personal property taxes ...

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  7. South Boston Council looks at $10.8M budgetRead the original story

    Apr 3, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... has died. Competition has emerged for the 60th District House of Delegates even as incumbent Del. James Edmunds (R-Halifax) announced formal plans this week to run for a fifth term. South Boston Town Council on Monday evening got its first look at a ...

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  8. True GristRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... has died. Competition has emerged for the 60th District House of Delegates even as incumbent Del. James Edmunds (R-Halifax) announced formal plans this week to run for a fifth term. Members of the Heritage Festival committee will build a 1800s-era ...

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  9. Bulldogs fall to Halifax CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2017 | Martinsville Bulletin

    Martinsville's Anthony Pritchett fires a pass into the box during Wednesday's 2-0 home loss to Halifax County.

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  10. Budget, taxes on table for Halifax County supervisorsRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The scheduled three-day trial of Melissa Dawn Rhodes on charges arising from a fatal August 2016 wreck in which a 9-year-old boy died was cut short Thursday when the defendant The Halifax County Board of Supervisors is expected tonight to finalize a new budget for the operation of county schools in the coming year. Also to be decided is whether to go forward with a 7 percent personal property tax hike.

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  11. Girls' High School Soccer: Eagles have no problem with HalifaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 | Franklin News-Post

    Franklin County's Shelby Valade maneuvers her way between two Halifax County defenders seconds before she takes a shot that would find the back of the net for the Eagles in their 9-0 round of the Comets Friday night at home. Sophomore forward Shelby Valade notched a hat trick and five other players scored Friday to lead Franklin County's girls' varsity soccer team to a 9-0 Piedmont District triumph over Halifax County at C.I. Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field.

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  12. Mill tower, Strawberry Festival on agenda for South Boston councilRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... at the historic landmark. Vinny Sarnataro will discuss his plans for the Strawberry Festival, to be held May 13 at Halifax Square Center Shopping Center. Sarnataro has planned a day-long festival that includes an antique car cruise-in as well as ...

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  13. Art of the CommunityRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Melissa Dawn Rhodes, charged with felony murder and manslaughter in the death of a 9-year-old boy riding in her vehicle in August 2016, testeda for alcohol at three times the The Town of Halifax transformed into a village-wide arts and crafts fair as people flocked to the fourth annual Halicrafts on a crystal-clear Saturday in early spring. Vendors of food, art, crafts, used books and much else besides converged at the Courthouse, on town streets and at the Farmer's Market parking lot.

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  14. Education backers pack public hearing on Halifax County budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex was packed on Monday night as more than half of those present said they were there to support the local school budget. A large crowd turned out for a public hearing Monday night on the Halifax County budget, with citizens delivering a clear message of support for more school funding to the Halifax County Board of Supervisors.

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  15. Trial opens in death of 9-year-oldRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The trial of Melissa Dawn Rhodes - accused of causing the death of a 9-year-old boy while driving intoxicated - opened Wednesday in Halifax with a straightforward telling of the facts and competing arguments for what to make of them. Rhodes, 28, pleaded not guilty to begin what is set to be a three-day jury trial this week in Halifax County Circuit Court.

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  16. Downbeat employment numbers to start the new yearRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... The jobless rate which was had been at the lowest level in a decade at 5.2 percent jumped to 6.3 percent. Next door, Halifax County faired only slightly better. It saw its available labor pool shed 203 workers and it lost 226 jobs. Since the number ...

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  17. Big fifth inning propels Bengals to win over Halifax CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | Martinsville Bulletin

    It hasn't been an easy road early in the season for Bassett baseball. The last three games for the Bengals have been at Halifax County and then home against Tunstall and Halifax County again on Tuesday.

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  18. Haymarket enters lease for 5 new police SUVsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | Potomac Local

    ... said Haymarket Mayor David Leake. "Chief Lands has successfully done this in several other agencies, including Halifax, Virginia." Potomac Local News is independent local news published daily, serving Prince William and Stafford counties in ...

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  19. Middle School Sports: BFMS baseball avenges loss to Halifax CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | Franklin News-Post

    Benjamin Franklin Middle School overcame a one-run deficit by scoring twice in the top of the fourth an eight runs in the top of the fifth for a 10-1 Junior Piedmont District baseball victory over Halifax County Middle School Friday. With the win, BFMS, the reigning Junior Piedmont District champion, avenges an 11-6 loss to the Lions from earlier in the week.

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  20. Halifax County budget goes before publicRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The 2017-2018 draft Halifax County budget will be the focus of a public hearing tonight in Halifax, along with a tax increase that supervisors say is needed to bring the county's finances into balance. The proposed $92.8 million budget includes a call to raise the personal property tax by seven percent, from $3.60 to $3.85 per $100 in the value of autos, boats, equipment and other items.

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