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  1. MSNBC program airing graphic video of former Richmond man's death, tasering by policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2015 | Powhatan Today

    ... Police and argued that Lambert's death could have been prevented. Press releases issued by Virginia State Police and Halifax authorities at the time Lambert died did not include information about him being tasered. "Act like you got some sense," an ...

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  2. South Boston police taser video aired by MSNBCRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Hoping to save the historic - but crumbling - tower at the old Cotton Mill site in South Boston, Barbara Bass with the Halifax County Historical Society made a proposal In this still from MSNBC video that aired throughout the day Wednesday, South Boston officers Tiffany Bratton, Travis Clay and Clifton Mann confront Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. of Richmond outside the hospital ER.

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  3. Festival of Trees debuts Nov. 20-21 with fashion, food, shopping and moreRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    ... for next year. They also make wonderful gifts! There will also be a very special tree generously donated by Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. This magnificently decorated 7-1/2 foot tree will be yours if you have the winning ticket. Or, you may ...

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  4. Help sought to continue GED programRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    The support of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors was solicited on Monday evening to help fund the continuance of the GED program. Avaris Terry Williams, who for the past 20 years has served as the local GED testing coordinator, advised board members of the dire need for funds to carry on the program for the coming year since 30 to 40 percent of Halifax County's population does not have a high school diploma.

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  5. What's next for the winners?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    The support of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors was solicited on Monday evening to help fund the continuance of the GED program. Halifax County High School varsity volleyball breezed past Orange in Conference 16 postseason action Monday, winning in three straight games.

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  6. Halifax leads counties in region in percentage of same-sex marriagesRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    A year has passed since legalization of gay marriage in Virginia, and since that time Halifax County has seen 13 gay same-sex unions take place locally. Same-sex marriages constitute a small fraction of the total in the past year in Halifax County - 3.6 percent.

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  7. Halifax County Sheriff's race tops ballotRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Polls will open at 6 a.m. Tuesday, as voters in Halifax County cast their ballots for sheriff, other constitutional officers, county supervisors and school trustees. Also on the ballot are three General Assembly races: for two Senate seats - only one of the contests is competitive - and for House of Delegates.

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  8. Hopefuls in ED-5 differ on Halasz, controversiesRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Candidates in the District 5 Halifax County Board of Supervisors race gathered Tuesday evening at the Scottsburg Fire Department for a low-key, hour-long discussion that touched on some of the year's controversies on the Board of Supervisors. The forum featured candidates William "Buddy" Wilborn, Joseph Rogers and Barry Bank in a question-and-answer format with moderator Nick Long of WHLF Radio.

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  9. Halifax County Supervisors have four public hearings on agendaRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. with four public hearings on the agenda. The regular monthly session will be held in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax.

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  10. Halifax County leads counties in region in percentage of same-sex marriagesRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County officials were notified last week that their application for a $350,000 federal grant for the establishment and operation of a Drug Court had been denied in this year's Halifax County will gain insight on the LGBTQ movement this week with an educational seminar on Thursday. The Halifax County Special Victims Coalition presents their "Understanding & Protecting the LGBTQ Community" forum at The Prizery from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning - representing a non-heterosexual community that spans a range of sexual and gender identities.

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  11. Happy Halloween in Town of HalifaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County officials were notified last week that their application for a $350,000 federal grant for the establishment and operation of a Drug Court had been denied in this year's The streets of Halifax and the Farmer's Market were packed with youngsters celebrating Halloween on Saturday night. With a few pirates, princesses and a pony rider thrown in, town officials said the event was a big success.

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  12. Jobless rate falls to low of 6.0 percentRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Park View High School was placed under police lockdown Wednesday afternoon around 2 p.m. after the administration received information of a possible shooter at the South Hill school. After what For the third month, the jobless rate has fallen in Halifax County.

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  13. Fractures imperil historic Cotton Mill structuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    ... the town. Council members Speece and Bill Snead said they have been impressed with the signage in the Town of Halifax that points to the location of crosswalks, saying they always are aware of exactly where the crosswalks are and are careful to stop ...

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  14. Clover Fall Festival nets up to $12,500 for firefightersRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    ... through town featuring fire trucks, antique cars, horseback riders and politicians. Trophies were awarded to North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department of its pumper, Liberty VFD for its brush truck and to Virgilina VFD for its mini pumper. Buck Tune's ...

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  15. Nov. 3 vote assures makeover for Halifax County supervisorsRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    With the Nov. 3 election a little more than a week away, Halifax County faces the prospect of up to four new members joining a badly-divided Halifax County Board of Supervisors next year. Depending on how two hotly-contested races for the Board are decided, turnover also could be as few as two new members.

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  16. Value of scenic rivers enlivens discussion at joint meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    With three scenic rivers crossing Halifax County's borders, Halifax County Supervisors and members of both South Boston and Halifax town councils spent Monday reviewing several projects that have boosted tourism and helped the local economy. "We have a lot to be proud of," said Doug Bowman, supervisors chairman.

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  17. HCSA sets hearing on water, sewer rate hikes in 2016Read the original story

    Oct 15, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    James Smith Jr. enjoyed a quality outing at quarterback, showcasing more of his footwork to frustrate tackling attempts by Tunstall in a 21-3 win Friday. A public hearing has been set for Dec. 19 to receive comment on proposed increases in the Halifax County Service Authority's rates for water and sewer customers in the county.

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  18. Expanded booklet on black history in Halifax County now availableRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    'A Tribute to Black History in Halifax County' has been reprinted and now doubled in size with additional coverage of local black community leaders past and present. The popular booklet has been updated by Barbara Bass, president of the Halifax County Historical Society, and is now available at the South Boston-Halifax County Visitor Center in South Boston, the Peddler's Market in Halifax, and at the Holiday Living Show in November.

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  19. Two of Edmunds' beloved books republishedRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Historical Society has republished two of Pocahontas Wight Edmunds' books: The Pocahontas-John Smith Story and Land of Sand-Legends of the North Carolina Coast. Both books have been out of print for many years.

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  20. Halifax sets process for filling Council vacancyRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax Town Council on Tuesday night also approved advertising the at-large position vacancy created by Councilman Ronnie Duffey's resignation. Any citizen who lives in the Town - and who is a registered voter and who has an interest in serving on Council until a special election can be held in November 2016 - should send a short resume and letter of interest to assistant manager/clerk Denise Barksdale at or mail it to Halifax Town Council, P.O. Box 627, Halifax, VA 24558, Attn: Carl Espy, IV, Town Manager.

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