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  1. Mecklenburg school board flips; 5-4 majority backs single countywide complexRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Simmering under the surface of tie votes for the next Halifax County School Board chairman are sharp disagreements among trustees about the direction of the school division and the leadership A newly reprised, 5-4 majority on the Mecklenburg County School Board voted Tuesday night in favor of building a single consolidated school complex to replace Bluestone and Park View high and middle schools - on the condition that the county, if at all possible, locate the facility on land centrally located between Park View High School and Boydton.

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  2. Mecklenburg education panel meeting: Exercise in futilityRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Simmering under the surface of tie votes for the next Halifax County School Board chairman are sharp disagreements among trustees about the direction of the school division and the leadership Members of the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors and School Board continued last week to float ideas for breaking the impasse that has developed between the two governing bodies over the future of Mecklenburg County school facilities, and their ideas for compromise continued to go nowhere. The latest exercise in futility was a meeting of the joint education committee, made up of three members of both boards who gathered in Boydton on Thursday to continue their discussions.

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  3. Charges pending in bus joyrideRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A student at Park View High School in South Hill was arrested this week after allegedly taking a school bus on a joyride into an open field, striking a ditch. Mecklenburg County Sheriff Bobby Hawkins confirmed the arrest of Jonathan William Cabaniss of South Hill on Friday.

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  4. From struggle, resistanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Simmering under the surface of tie votes for the next Halifax County School Board chairman are sharp disagreements among trustees about the direction of the school division and the leadership MLK Day Freedom Fund Banquet speaker Avis Jones-DeWeever, a Mecklenburg County native who has gone on to become a radio host, commentator and author, with Everette Burwell of the Mecklenburg County NAACP. This year's NAACP Freedom Fund banquet, held Monday night in Clarksville on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, brought forth calls of protest and resistance as African Americans and others brace for the impact of Donald Trump's presidency.

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  5. Mecklenburg supes tap Barbour, Gordon for leadershipRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A student at Park View High School in South Hill has been arrested after allegedly stealing a school bus and taking it on a joyride into an open field, striking Members of the Halifax County School Board hit an impasse on Thursday afternoon after trying unsuccessfully to elect a new chairman and vice chairman to lead the board for the As the first order of business during their reorganizational meeting for the new year, Mecklenburg County supervisors last week re-elected Glenn Barbour as chairman and Gregg Gordon as vice chairman. Supervisors convened on Jan. 10 to lay the groundwork for meetings in 2017, with Barbour and Gordon tapped to fill the same leadership roles they held in 2016.

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  6. In remembrance of Dr. KingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A student at Park View High School in South Hill has been arrested after allegedly stealing a school bus and taking it on a joyride into an open field, striking Members of the Halifax County School Board hit an impasse on Thursday afternoon after trying unsuccessfully to elect a new chairman and vice chairman to lead the board for the Members of the Halifax County Business and Professional Council held their annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration on Sunday afternoon at First Baptist Church of Ferry Street with Patrick Martin serving as guest speaker. From left, Rev.

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  7. Early start set for next school yearRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A student at Park View High School in South Hill has been arrested after allegedly stealing a school bus and taking it on a joyride into an open field, striking Members of the Halifax County School Board hit an impasse on Thursday afternoon after trying unsuccessfully to elect a new chairman and vice chairman to lead the board for the Halifax County Public Schools will open a week earlier than usual in August under the 2017-18 school calendar approved by trustees on Wednesday night. The first day of school is set Wednesday, Aug. 9, with the resumption of classes for all students.

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  8. Deeper divisions fuel Halifax County School Board impasseRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A student at Park View High School in South Hill has been arrested after allegedly stealing a school bus and taking it on a joyride into an open field, striking Members of the Halifax County School Board hit an impasse on Thursday afternoon after trying unsuccessfully to elect a new chairman and vice chairman to lead the board for the Simmering under the surface of tie votes for the next Halifax County School Board chairman are sharp disagreements among trustees about the direction of the school division and the leadership of Superintendent of Schools Merle Herndon - disputes that could threaten the board's ability to function in the coming year.

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  9. Joyride on stolen school bus leads to charges against Park View studentRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A student at Park View High School in South Hill has been arrested after allegedly stealing a school bus and taking it on a joyride into an open field, striking a ditch. Mecklenburg County Sheriff Bobby Hawkins confirmed the arrest of Jonathan William Cabaniss of South Hill Friday on charges of larceny for stealing a school bus and a golf cart.

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  10. Baskeville man gets seven years on kidnap chargeRead the original story

    Dec 14, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    A Baskerville man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for his role in an attempted abduction of three teenage girls in South Hill in June. Kindely Lee Gregory, 55, offered an Alford plea in October and was found guilty of abduction with intent to defile.

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  11. South Hill rezones site for multi-family apartmentsRead the original story

    Dec 14, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    South Hill Town Council agreed Monday night to rezone the site of the former John Groom School on Plank Road to open the way for the property to be redeveloped as multi-family apartments. Council approved the zoning without opposition after first holding a public hearing on a request by a North Carolina firm that wants to build at the 10-acre property, located at 1050 Plank Road between Smith Street and Opie Road.

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  12. Mecklenburg supes fix roof, lament lack of progress on school facilitiesRead the original story

    Dec 14, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Discussion of school facility improvements, large and small, dominated the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors' year-end meeting Monday night in Boydton. On the low end of the cost spectrum, supervisors approved a request to spend $37,00 from the county's school roof replacement fund to repair some 17,000 square feet of flat roof at Park View Middle School that leaks whenever it rains.

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  13. Mecklenburg trustees turn to vendor to save on school energy billsRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    The Mecklenburg County School Board agreed Monday to enter into an energy performance contract to pay for much-needed repairs and improvements to four elementary school buildings. The final decision to enter into a sole source contract with Trane is pending an audit that take place over the next six months to determine whether the promised upgrades and repairs will actually be cost-free and save money for the county.

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  14. Ridin' High With SantaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    It felt like winter just in time for Christmas parades this weekend in Clarksville, Bracey, South Hill and Chase City. In the Chase City Christmas Parade on Sunday night, Brenda Hatcher and Lisa Gillispie, above, kept dry nestled inside a parade vehicle that rolled through town.

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  15. Baskerville man sentenced for role in abduction attemptRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    A Baskerville man convicted of attempted abduction after trailing three teenage girls in South Hill from his vehicle stood before Mecklenburg County Circuit Judge Leslie Osborn on Tuesday morning to hear his punishment. The sentence: a five-year prison term, with all but six months suspended on the condition of good behavior.

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  16. Mecklenburgdeputies investigate report of home invasionRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    A Bracey resident was victimized in a home invasion Sunday when assailants reportedly entered the home and tied up and assaulted the individual, before leaving with electronics and money. The incident took place at the 2500 block of Great Creek Drive, where Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Watts was called out early Sunday morning to investigate.

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  17. Many salutes for those who servedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Veterans Day 2016 inspired numerous observances Friday around Mecklenburg County. At a Friday morning program at Bluestone Middle School local veterans enjoyed performances by the school band and patriotic readings by students.

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  18. South Hill police seek information on firebombing suspectRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    With the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the cusp of being decided Tuesday, one sign of heightened voter interest in Halifax County is a sharp increase in The Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation and the Community Arts Center Foundation have struck an agreement to transfer The Prizery performing arts center facility to the SVHEF, allowing the arts The South Hill Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a person involved in a possible firebombing that took place Sunday afternoon in South Hill. Chief Stuart Bowen said, "We are looking for any information on a full-sized, dark colored pickup truck with the words REDNECK in bold red letters across the back glass.

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  19. New radios sought to get town, county police in syncRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    The Clarksville Police Department is seeking funds to upgrade its radio equipment from analog to digital, a change that will allow the town police to communicate directly with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, which currently is not possible. Police Chief Ricky Wilkinson made the request during the monthly meeting of Clarksville Town Council Tuesday.

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  20. Mecklenburg County trustees stick to guns on two schoolsRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    A Virgilina man who was jailed in July on assault charges is now facing additional felony counts of attempted first degree murder, kidnapping and aggravated malicious wounding. Members of the Mecklenburg County School Board and Board of Supervisors remain at loggerheads on the best path forward for new Mecklenburg County school facilities after school trustees held their latest round of votes on Monday night.

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