Halifax County Newswire (Page 2)

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  1. Halifax County School Board chairman Hopkins opts against run for re-electionRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 16 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County School Board chairman Karen Hopkins announced Wednesday she will not run for re-election to represent ED-2 on the board. "I have served two terms, and it is with mixed emotions that I am announcing that I won't be seeking re-election," said Hopkins in a Wednesday statement announcing her decision.

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  2. Senior-laden Bengals await 2017 boy's soccer seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 13 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... e caliber teams in William Byrd, who played for the conference championship a year ago. The Bengals will host Halifax County for their home opener on March 28.

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  3. Halifax takes up Historical Society requestRead the original story

    Monday Mar 13 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax Town Council meets on Tuesday night with a public hearing on tap to hear a request from the Halifax County Historical Society. The Historical Society is asking to rezone a residence at 110 Mountain Road, the home of the late Frank Chafin, to serve as the society's new home.

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  4. South Boston Council to hold meeting tonightRead the original story

    Monday Mar 13 | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston Town Council has several guests who have signed up to speak at the regular March meeting at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street. Pam Jones, treasurer for the Halifax County Historical Society, is expected to provide an update on the society's plans for its new home in the historic district of the Town of Halifax.

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  5. Speakers call for stronger ties to SVHEC tiesRead the original story

    Monday Mar 13 | SoVaNow.com

    The speakers at a Thursday night public hearing on the selection of a new Halifax County school superintendent called for a leader who can work with various constituencies outside of the system. Three of the five speakers emphasized the need for Halifax County Public Schools to work more closely with the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, especially on career and technical education.

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  6. Wanted in next Halifax County school superintendent: a homebodyRead the original story

    Monday Mar 13 | SoVaNow.com

    Members of the Halifax County School Board talked for an hour Thursday night about the qualifications they will prioritize in their search for a new Superintendent of Schools. At a public hearing to consider the matter, five citizens spoke out.

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  7. Five step forward to serve on School Board in ED-7Read the original story

    Monday Mar 13 | SoVaNow.com

    Five citizens have indicated an interest in filling the Halifax County School Board seat in Election District 7 that has come open with the resignation of trustee Dick Stoneman. Volunteering to serve on the board are Hugh Gravitt II, Shaye Bailey Hatchett, Roy L. "Nick" Long Jr., Monty Gerald Lowery and Beverly Murray.

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  8. Skeptical response to library mergerRead the original story

    Monday Mar 13 | SoVaNow.com

    Rumblings at the Halifax County government level about consolidating library branches in Halifax and South Boston have set off alarms within the library system itself. Library Director Jay Stephens, in a Viewpoint letter printed in today's edition, took issue with a statement last week by county supervisor J.T. Davis that merging the library branches at a single location would produce cost savings for Halifax County.

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  9. South Boston native dies in Henrico murder-suicideRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 8 | SoVaNow.com

    ... my first-born. I just feel like I want this to be over," said her mother, Carolyn Chandler, who lives in Halifax County with her youngest daughter, Carlisa. Quanta - "Nurse Chandler" to colleagues and inmates at the Henrico jail - was fondly ...

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  10. West to forego re-election; supes, trustees hopefuls set to make ballotRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 8 | SoVaNow.com

    Longtime Halifax County supervisor Tom West announced to fellow board members on Monday night that he will not seek re-election in the fall. The six-term supervisor represents citizens of Election District 2, in the Crossroads-Clover area.

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  11. Halifax County supes eye tax hike for capital needsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 8 | SoVaNow.com

    A confidential discussion among teachers at Park View High School and two school trustees concerning school policy and the role of Park View High School Principal Darnell Carter has sparked To pay for big-ticket capital expenditures, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors is considering a seven percent hike in the personal property tax, which was last raised in 2008. However, two members of the board's finance committee that proposed the tax hike - Hubert Pannell and Garland Ricketts - both expressed the hope that the eventual increase will be less.

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  12. Halifax County supes approve Southstone Behavioral center despite objectionsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 8 | SoVaNow.com

    A confidential discussion among teachers at Park View High School and two school trustees concerning school policy and the role of Park View High School Principal Darnell Carter has sparked A standing room-only crowd spoke out pro and con on the proposed Southstone Behavioral Healthcare Center during a one-hour public hearing Monday night, but the last word belonged to Halifax County supervisors who said yes. Supervisors unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the operation of the licensed 64-bed treatment center for troubled youths between the ages of 10 and 18. Southstone is a subsidiary of Acadia Healthcare, which operates more than 500 health care facilities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and United Kingdom.

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  13. Durham solar energy firm eyes two sites in Halifax for projectsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 8 | SoVaNow.com

    Carolina Solar Energy, based in Durham, N.C., is looking at two sites in Halifax County, each around 250-300 acres, to build solar energy installations. Carson Harkrader, director of project development for Carolina Solar Energy, revealed the company's interest in Halifax County at Monday night's meeting of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors.

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  14. Martin blasts 'horrific' plan for CA's officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 8 | SoVaNow.com

    A confidential discussion among teachers at Park View High School and two school trustees concerning school policy and the role of Park View High School Principal Darnell Carter has sparked A plan to eventually move the office of Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney to the Bethune Office Complex in Halifax is not sitting well with the most vocal advocate for keeping the prosecutor's office in place at the Courthouse Square. After the Halifax Count Board of Supervisors announced its support for the move Monday night - the alternative, say supervisors, to spending millions to fix the run-down prosecutors office next door to the Courthouse - Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin sounded off on the proposal, calling it "horrific.

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  15. Halifax County prepares for solar powerRead the original story

    Monday Mar 6 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County may soon join neighboring localities as a host site for solar power installations - but first, county officials want to see if Halifax is prepared for the changes that solar energy could bring. The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will discuss local ordinances pertaining to solar farms when board members gather tonight in Halifax, at the Mary Bethune Complex starting at 6:30 p.m. Joe Lerch of the Virginia Association of Counties, will speak on the generation of electricity from solar power.

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  16. Southstone center comes before Halifax County supes for approvalRead the original story

    Monday Mar 6 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County supervisors have five public hearings on their agenda tonight, topped by a proposal by Southstone Behavioral Healthcare Center to establish a treatment facility for troubled adolescents at the campus of the shuttered Carlbrook School near Vernon Hill. Supervisors will review plans by Southstone, a subsidiary of mental health care giant Acadia Healthcare, to create a 64-bed treatment facility at the Carlbrook site, an undertaking that is expected to create some 150 jobs over the next few years.

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  17. Alton firm moves ahead with plans to create 20 jobsRead the original story

    Monday Mar 6 | SoVaNow.com

    Grand Springs Distribution, a spring water bottling facility in Alton, is moving forward with a $1 million investment to create at least 20 new jobs in the county. Halifax County officials will be going to bat for the company by seeking a grant award from the Tobacco Regional Revitalization Commission to support the expansion.

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  18. Va. House defeats Speaker Howell's bill to fine owners of straying hunting dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 5 | Powhatan Today

    ... digital access at Richmond.com. $19 per month after six-month introductory offer. Kyle Long, 26, left from Halifax County, holds "Whiskey", his Walker Fox Hound, as Aedan Aldrich, 11, right, from Southhampton County, celebrated his birthday by ...

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  19. Halifax County trustees seek views on next superintendentRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 1 | SoVaNow.com

    The effort to find a successor to retiring Superintendent of Schools Merle Herndon should begin immediately, members of the School Board were told Monday. Responding to that advice, trustees agreed to post an online survey asking citizens to weigh in with their priorities for the next school chief.

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  20. South Boston looks to developer to take over Tultex propertyRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 1 | SoVaNow.com

    ... than last year's appropriation, and the library requested an increase of $5,233. Stephens is also asking the Halifax County Board of Supervisors and the Town of Halifax to increase their appropriations to the system. Council members also heard from ...

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