Halifax County Newswire

Halifax County Newswire

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  1. Buffalo Junction 19-year-old gets three years for shooting in townRead the original story

    Yesterday | SoVaNow.com

    ... He was treated for his injuries and released from the local hospital. In other court action this week in Halifax County Circuit Court: A Crystal L. Gordon of Halifax pleaded guilty to two counts of felony child abuse arising a February 2 incident. ...

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  2. Halifax County pair charged with heroin traffickingRead the original story

    Yesterday | SoVaNow.com

    Two Halifax County suspects were arrested Thursday on charges of heroin trafficking as part of a regional operation to stem the flow of drugs from the suspected source city of Henderson, N.C. On Sept. 14, members of Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotic and Gang Task Force and Southside Virginia Drug Task Force conducted a joint operation along Route 15-S near Clarksville along the route to Henderson, N.C. Virginia State Trooper Robb Abbott initiated a traffic stop for a moving violation.

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  3. Danville man gets eight years in mass shooting at VFWRead the original story

    Yesterday | SoVaNow.com

    A Danville man who opened fire on a nighttime party at the Halifax VFW building in April 2016 was sentenced to an active term of eight years in prison Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court. Malik Ratwon Cobbs, 21, was given a total sentence of 33 years with most of the time suspended on the condition of good behavior after his release from prison.

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  4. EDITORIAL: Broadband is key to Henry County's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... materials manufacturing jobs in Region 3 are concentrated in Henry County, Martinsville, Danville and Halifax County, which is a boon to our region. Area politicians have begun to discuss the importance of broadband internet access more and more in ...

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  5. Lumsden sets retirement at Sentara Halifax RegionalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 15 | SoVaNow.com

    ... Virginia Higher Education Center and the Virginia Community College System, economic development through the Halifax County IDA and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, healthcare development as Chair of the Virginia Hospital and ...

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  6. HCCA Walk for Hope SaturdayRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 14 | SoVaNow.com

    Make plans to join Halifax County Cancer Association on Saturday at the Halifax County Fairgrounds as we gather to honor and remember the cancer patients of Halifax County. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. and survivors will begin the walk at 9:15 a.m. The day will be filled with testimonials by cancer patients and care givers, music, dance demonstrations, and much more.

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  7. Group tapped to find answers to Halifax County school facility needsRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 14 | SoVaNow.com

    ... Jordan Lewis, who were congratulated by Dr. Mark Lineburg. "We've got to fix it." That was the directive by Halifax County Superintendent of Schools Mark Lineburg to a newly named committee that is tasked with finding answers to the widespread ...

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  8. Halifax issues Courthouse permit, still wants changesRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 14 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County has been cleared by the Town of Halifax to start work on the Courthouse Renovation Project, but town officials say they will continue to push for changes in a building plan they continue to criticize. Speaking Tuesday night at the monthly meeting of Halifax Town Council, Mayor Kristy Johnson explained that the town's issuance of a zoning permit for the Courthouse renovations was required by law.

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  9. 4 of 9Read the original story

    Thursday Sep 14 | SoVaNow.com

    Four out of nine schools in Halifax County are fully state-accredited this year, a result that falls well short of the 86 percent accreditation rate for schools across Virginia "We know we aren't where we want to be, accreditation-wise," said Director of Division Testing Jeannie Hawks, referring to the release of data Wednesday by the state Department of Education that shows Virginia schools as a whole making steady gains on academic benchmarks. The share of Virginia schools meeting the state's testing requirements has risen by five points, from 81 percent of schools in the prior school year to 86 percent this year.

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  10. Wild Blue River Festival returns to Halifax Sept. 23Read the original story

    Thursday Sep 14 | SoVaNow.com

    ... partners like Staunton River State Park and Dan River Basin Association. Finally, our LOVE sign from the Halifax County Department of Tourism will be on-site to serve as a backdrop for memorable photos. "We are fortunate to receive support from the ...

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  11. Indictments issued in aftermath of Vernon Hill manhuntRead the original story

    Monday Sep 11 | SoVaNow.com

    ... local law enforcement, which in turn prompted automated text and phone messages urging residents throughout Halifax County to stay indoors while the threat persisted. Police eventually found Austin the woods, along with a discarded shotgun and ...

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  12. Halifax Council meets TuesdayRead the original story

    Monday Sep 11 | SoVaNow.com

    ... project. Current Issues Chairman Bill Confroy will update members on the zoning permit being sought by Halifax County for the Courthouse Renovation Project. He is also expected to give an update on the enforcement of a derelict and nuisance ...

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  13. More propane buses eyed for Halifax school fleetRead the original story

    Monday Sep 11 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County school officials are proposing the purchase of five more propane fuel school buses to add to a fleet that is increasingly powered by the clean-burning gas. Members of the Halifax County School Board are set to meet tonight in Halifax with the school bus purchase plan on the agenda.

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  14. Community forums set on direction of Halifax County schoolsRead the original story

    Monday Sep 11 | SoVaNow.com

    The first of the five Community Forums will be held Tuesday, at 6 p.m. at Scottsburg Elementary School. The public is invited to join Superintendent of Schools Mark Lineburg in a discussion of five goals for the Halifax County school division.

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  15. Support sought for public transit serviceRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 7 | SoVaNow.com

    The Southern Virginia Education Center is aiming to develop a local public transportation system with the help of Halifax County and Virginia Tobacco Commission. SVHEC executive director Betty Adams approached the Halifax County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night to ask for the county's support in seeking a Tobacco Commission grant to fund the transit system.

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  16. Attorney 'was for people being treated fairly'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 7 | SoVaNow.com

    J. Willard "Bill" Greer, a longtime South Boston lawyer and former Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney, died Sunday at his South Boston home. He was 92. A native of Virginia and graduate of C.H. Friend High School and Washington & Lee Law School, Greer opened his South Boston law office in 1949 and continued to practice until 2015, when failing health kept him from pursuing his lifelong love of the law.

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  17. Optima to sell health plans in HalifaxRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 7 | SoVaNow.com

    On the heels of Anthem's exit from Virginia's individual health insurance market, Optima Health will expand into Halifax County to give local consumers at least two coverage options to choose from in 2018. Optima announced Wednesday that it is expanding into markets where Sentara Healthcare operates hospitals and physician practices.

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  18. Halifax supervisors ripped for shunning public's input on CourthouseRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 7 | SoVaNow.com

    A critic of the Halifax County Courthouse redesign ripped into the Halifax County Board of Supervisors for failing to seek out the public's views on how the project should be handled. What's more, said Barbara Bass, she objects to being told by supervisors that they were unable to talk about the Courthouse Renovation Project since they were under a gag order, when no such gag order existed.

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  19. Optima pulls out of some Virginia insurance marketplacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 6 | Martinsville Bulletin

    As a handful of major insurance companies prepare to leave Virginia's exchanges for good, the Hampton Roads-based insurer Optima Health announced Wednesday that it will likely scale back its participation in some marketplaces next year.

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  20. 22-year-old gets eight years in prison for shootingRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 31 | SoVaNow.com

    ... e to five charges - identical to the ones brought against Crute. Cheatwood is set to be sentenced Sept. 14 in Halifax County Circuit Court.

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