Halifax County Newswire (Page 13)

Halifax County Newswire (Page 13)

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  1. Help for the homelessRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    As temperatures plunge with the wintertime cold, it's hard for most Halifax County residents to imagine living in a tent community. "But the reality is that we have 'tent communities' in our local towns," notes a spokesperson for the Continuum of Care, an initiative of the Southside Planning District Commission.

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  2. Savings to plow back into budgetRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    The reduction in costs that Halifax County could achieve by consolidating health insurance coverage for county and school division employees works out to around $400,000 - a sum greater than the amount of revenue generated by a penny in the county's 42 cent property tax rate. It's highly unlikely, however, that by consolidating plans the county would significantly reduce its overall insurance costs, much less free up cash for a tax savings.

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  3. With no sign of movement, Halifax County supes get time from AnthemRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County's window for taking advantage of potential health insurance savings is open until March, giving county supervisors more time than previously thought to resolve a deadlock that has brought board decision-making to a halt. County Administrator James Halasz said this week that the Board of Supervisors has "six or seven weeks" extending into early March to approve a proposal to consolidate the health insurance coverage for county and school division employees, a move that would free up roughly $400,000 in existing spending.

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  4. Parents propose Aug. 26 start date for Halifax County school yearRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County School Board expects to receive a citizen petition at its meeting tonight to push back the proposed start date of the 2015-16 school year - to Wednesday, Aug. 26, instead of the Aug. 10 opening that has been proposed by the Calendar Committee. Emily Noblin has asked to bring the petition to the board when trustees gather for their regular monthly session Monday in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex.

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  5. 25-year-old mother pleads guilty to abandoning childRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Will Miller had the best game of his prep career, and the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team rallied in the final period to beat GW-Danville, 65-57, Tuesday A Crystal Hill mother pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony charges stemming from her decision in April 2014 to abandon her baby daughter overnight in the woods, which she initially tried to pass off as a kidnapping to authorities. Rachel Pittman, 25, appeared in Halifax County Circuit Court to answer charges of felony child endangerment and attempted murder.

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  6. Sports Hall of Fame nominations soughtRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Nominations are being sought for the 2015 class of the Halifax County/South Boston Sports Hall of Fame. This year's banquet will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Halifax County Middle School.

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  7. Joint town-county meeting cancelledRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Will Miller had the best game of his prep career, and the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team rallied in the final period to beat GW-Danville, 65-57, Tuesday Halifax County Administrator Jim Halasz said yesterday that he has contacted town managers for both South Boston and Halifax and received no agenda items for the scheduled Jan. 20 joint meeting of town and county officials. Due to a conflict with the Planning Commission - which has a meeting scheduled for the same date, time and location - the joint meeting has been cancelled, said Halasz.

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  8. Halifax County supes plot next move as impasse continuesRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    Will Miller had the best game of his prep career, and the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team rallied in the final period to beat GW-Danville, 65-57, Tuesday Halifax County government came to a complete standstill Monday night as members of the Board of Supervisors were unable to elect a chairman, vice chairman or even a temporary presiding officer. Unable to break four 4-4 ties on reorganizational matters, the supervisors were advised that any further actions taken in the absence of a clear majority might be questionable - and consequently, members heeded the advice of the county attorney to adjourn without taking up the meeting's agenda items.

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  9. Mecklenburg jobless rate continues to fallRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    ... percent from 6.5 percent to 6.2 percent during the same period. Of the counties surrounding Mecklenburg, only Halifax County saw its jobless rate remain unchanged from October and November - staying at an even 7 percent. The employment news, ...

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  10. Halifax supervisors deadlock over new chairman, adjourn earlyRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team threw a defensive stranglehold around Bassett Friday night defeating the Bengals 65-17. Halifax County government came to a complete standstill Monday night after members of the Board of Supervisors were unable to elect a chairman, vice chairman or even a temporary residing officer.

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  11. Halifax County supervisors weigh end to Old Dominion RC&DRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team threw a defensive stranglehold around Bassett Friday night defeating the Bengals 65-17. The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. with a reorganization vote on the agenda- to elect a chairman, vice chairman and clerk.

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  12. Chandler named Cora Tucker Award recipientRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | SoVaNow.com

    ... of the late Cora Tucker. Kevin L. Chander - current vice president of the state NAACP, and president of the Halifax County NAACP branch - is the 15th recipient of the Cora Tucker Award, awarded annually to individuals who exemplify dedicated service ...

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  13. Mapping the economyRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team threw a defensive stranglehold around Bassett Friday night defeating the Bengals 65-17. On top of everything else that happened, 2014 was the year of big data.

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  14. Halifax County school board to hold work session TuesdayRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team threw a defensive stranglehold around Bassett Friday night defeating the Bengals 65-17. The Halifax County School Board will hold a work session Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the school board conference room at the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax.

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  15. Halifax County holds onto 7 percent unemployment rateRead the original story

    Dec 31, 2014 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team threw a defensive stranglehold around Bassett Friday night defeating the Bengals 65-17. Halifax County's jobless rate stood at an even 7.0 percent during the month of November, matching the figure from the prior month.

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  16. U.S. woman gets permission to stay in Halifax with ailing spouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | The Chronicle Herald

    ... officials. DuRuz has been travelling back and forth between Canada and the U.S. for years. She lives in Halifax County with her common law spouse, for whom she is the primary caregiver, but she's never become a citizen or permanent resident. On Dec. ...

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  17. 2014's Top Stories: Energy RulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | SoVaNow.com

    ... of the year. Call them No. 1 and No. 1A - and decide the proper order for yourself. It's a rare year when Halifax County finds itself smack dab in the middle of a national disaster, as happened in February with the Duke Energy coal ash spill on the ...

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  18. Sad end to search for missing HCHS studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | SoVaNow.com

    Dylan R. McElroy, a 18-year-old Halifax County High School student who went missing on Friday, Dec. 19, was found dead of a shotgun wound on the day after Christmas by hunters who discovered his remains on a remote farm road, not far from his South Boston home. His death was ruled a suicide.

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  19. Missing youth found dead off Hyco RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | SoVaNow.com

    Dylan R. McElroy, an 18-year-old HCHS student who went missing on Dec. 19, was found dead Friday afternoon by hunters who found his vehicle parked on a logging farm road near East Hyco Road, a short distance from his home in South Boston. Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark confirmed the discovery of the body Friday night.

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  20. The best Christmas everRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2014 | Fluvanna Review

    ... so proud of me for that,' he reminisced. "Her name," Watts said, "was Maggie - Maggie Watts. She never left Halifax County," he marveled, "she lived her whole 90 years in Halifax. She was real skinny - she never weighed over 90 pounds. She always ...

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