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  1. Convict gets 30 added years for violationRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 23 | SoVaNow.com

    A Halifax man already sentenced to spend more than two decades in prison for rape and abduction had an additional 30 years behind bars tacked onto his term after he violated the conditions of a suspended prison sentence dating back to 2001. Ronald Lynn Lacks II of Halifax appeared in Halifax County Circuit Court on Thursday to answer a charge of failing to be of good behavior following his release from prison in 2013.

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  2. Candidates sought for open Halifax County school board seatRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 23 | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston residents are urged to be on the lookout for a rabid cat in the Seymour Drive area - and alert authorities if a feline matching the description is The Halifax County School Board is looking for candidates to fill the ED-7 seat that was relinquished earlier this month by trustee Dick Stoneman due to health issues. Citizens who are interested in serving on the School Board are encouraged to fill out an interest form, denoting their desire to fill the vacant seat.

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  3. Help on the way for schools with passage of state budgetRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 23 | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston residents are urged to be on the lookout for a rabid cat in the Seymour Drive area - and alert authorities if a feline matching the description is Changes to the two-year, $107 billion state budget approved this weekend by the General Assembly should provide a boost for Halifax County schools, although the full extent of the funding help remains to be determined by local school officials. "We'll be meeting at 9 o'clock [today] to look at that," said Superintendent of Schools Merle Herndon this weekend following Saturday budget votes by both the House of Delegates and state Senate to wrap up this year's legislative session.

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  4. Halifax County School Board picks up effort to identify new superintendentRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 23 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County School Board will meet today at 4 p.m. with Gina G. Patterson, executive director of the Virginia School Board Association, to begin their search for a new superintendent of schools. The meeting will be in the conference room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

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  5. HCSA takes out loan to speed projectsRead the original story

    Monday Feb 20 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Service Authority will take out a $4.6 million interim loan to begin work on the Sutphin Interceptor Project and the Cowford Road Conversion Project, both aimed at upgrading sewage treatment in the Town of Halifax. Board directors for the HCSA, acting on the recommendation of the finance committee, voted Thursday to accept a bid from Benchmark Community Bank for a $4.6 million interim loan.

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  6. Banister Lake Boat Landing reopens for President's Day weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | SoVaNow.com

    A construction progress inspection was conducted on February 17th at Banister Lake. The site is now open to the public ahead of the President's Day weekend.

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  7. Halasz lists Courthouse issues for town's inputRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 16 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County has submitted a list of seven items that cover unfinished details of the Courthouse Project to officials in the Town of Halifax, asking their input on matters that range from streetscape modifications to changes in the courthouse's brick retaining wall. Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy offered details of the exchange this week with county administrator Jim Halasz, who emailed the list to Espy on Friday.

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  8. Citing health, Stoneman gives up seatRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 16 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County trustee Dick Stoneman, who represents ED-7 on the school board, submitted his resignation Monday night effective the next day. In a handwritten note to fellow board members, Stoneman said "because of personal and health issues I feel I can no longer put forth the energy and time required to be an effective board member.

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  9. Health insurance premiums hold steady for Mecklenburg County staffRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 15 | SoVaNow.com

    Mecklenburg County government employees will see no increase in the cost of their health insurance for the second year running, members of the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors learned Monday at their monthly meeting in Boydton. Although still in the early stages of setting the budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1, supervisors have moved far enough along in the process to gain assurances that health care premiums will not be rising in 2017-2018.

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  10. Halifax man hospitalized after high-speed chase ends in crashRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 9 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors got a first peak Monday at the upcoming county budget, with members needing more than two hours to comb through a list of requests A Halifax man required hospital treatment for serious injuries after he crashed a Toyota sedan on Friday while trying to elude local police, according to a Virginia State Police report. Shaqwan Jarrell Richardson, 20, of Carr Lane in Halifax was charged with reckless driving after the vehicle he was operating ran off James D. Hagood Highway to the left, crossed both the median strip and the opposite lanes of the highway, and overturned after leaving the roadway.

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  11. 89-year-old dies after truck collides with tractor trailerRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 9 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors got a first peak Monday at the upcoming county budget, with members needing more than two hours to comb through a list of requests A funeral is set today for an 89-year-old Halifax resident who was caught up in a fatal two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon. Raymond L. Poindexter died from injuries after being transported for hospital care from the crash scene at the intersection of State Route 360 and Temple Hill Road.

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  12. Halifax County trustees meet with superintendent search aheadRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 9 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors got a first peak Monday at the upcoming county budget, with members needing more than two hours to comb through a list of requests The Halifax County School Board will meet tonight to discuss the process for choosing a new superintendent to succeed Merle Herndon when she retires at the end of June. Trustees are set to go into public session at 7:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax with new board chair Karen Hopkins leading the proceedings.

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  13. Halifax County supes asked to fill in shortfall for school raisesRead the original story

    Monday Feb 6 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex with one public hearing to top the agenda. Board members will also consider a request from the School Board for an additional $135,000 in local funds to cover one-half of the cost of providing raises for school employees earlier this year.

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  14. Historical society seeks new home in HalifaxRead the original story

    Monday Feb 6 | SoVaNow.com

    With only four members present Wednesday night, Halifax Town Planners set a Feb. 22 public hearing to consider a rezoning request for the Halifax County Historical Society. The historical and preservation group is seeking to rezone a half-acre property located at 110 Mountain Road - the former home of the late Frank Chaffin - to serve as a permanent home for the society.

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  15. Herndon retires as Halifax County school superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 31 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Merle Herndon has tendered her retirement, a decision accepted by the School Board on Monday night after members ended a brief impasse over the naming of a board chair and vice chair for the year. Herndon, who came to Halifax County in 2012 to serve as school superintendent after previously working for Lynchburg City schools, said in a statement to school staff that "It's hard to believe almost five years have passed since I joined the Halifax School Division.

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  16. Halifax planning commission takes up Courthouse ProjectRead the original story

    Monday Jan 30 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax Town Planning Commission will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Town Hall after having postponing their regular monthly session from Jan. 25. Planners will consider the Courthouse Square site land plan which is being presented by Land Planning & Design Associates and which was sent to Town Planner Carl Espy by CJMW, the company heading the Courthouse Project. Halifax County Supervisors are hoping that the plan will be approved by town planners in order that a zoning permit can be obtained from the town which will allow for construction of the Courthouse Project to move forward.

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  17. Halifax County trustees will try again to name board chairmanRead the original story

    Monday Jan 30 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County School Board will meet tonight for the second time this month to try to resolve an impasse over the selection of a new chairman and vice chairman. The meeting, slated tonight at 6 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax, also is set to include another contentious topic: proposed changes in salary stipends for high school and middle school coaches.

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  18. Moving Up The ranksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 30 | SoVaNow.com

    Surrounded by thousands of screaming fans Friday night in Norfolk, South Boston resident and mixed-martial arts fighter Will Worley delivered a barrage of punches and kicks that brought him victory in his latest amateur fight and moved him a step closer to the big time. Next up for Worley: an April 1 bout for the 155-pound Championship Belt in the Hampton Roads-based Spartyka Fight League.

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  19. Halifax County supes approve Dollar General in Cluster SpringsRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday night approved a conditional use permit for Par 5 Group to build a Dollar General discount store in the Cluster Springs community. Approval came after the supervisors met in joint session with the Planning Commission to consider the proposed retail store, which was rejected twice previously due to concerns over property rezoning.

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  20. Halifax planners change meeting dateRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A Nathalie man has been charged with first degree murder after a 44-year-old woman was fatally shot outside of an Epperson Trail residence on Wednesday night.

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