Halifax County Newswire (Page 9)

Halifax County Newswire (Page 9)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Halifax County, VA. (Page 9)

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  1. Sheriff's switch to digital radio spurs concernRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Jack Dunavant accused Halifax County Board of Supervisors chairman Dennis Witt of rigging the board's decision to sell the old Halifax Elementary School to Echelon Resources Prosecutors met with representatives of the family of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. for nearly four hours on Monday to reveal their decision not to charge any of the South Boston In mid-April, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Department joined the digital radio age, switching to a new program that uses digital signals in place of the old analog frequency and allows for encrypted communications. There's only one apparent problem: Other users who remain in the analog world can no longer pick up communications from the Sheriff's Department.

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  2. One school facility for grades 6-12 proposed in MecklenburgRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Jack Dunavant accused Halifax County Board of Supervisors chairman Dennis Witt of rigging the board's decision to sell the old Halifax Elementary School to Echelon Resources Prosecutors met with representatives of the family of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. for nearly four hours on Monday to reveal their decision not to charge any of the South Boston Mecklenburg County officials are looking at an option for new school construction that could free up money for school operating needs while holding down the burden on county taxpayers - but with tradeoffs involved. The most immediate is that the school division would receive only $379,000 in additional local funding in the upcoming budget year, instead of the $2.6 million requested.

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  3. Drama-free day at pollsRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Jack Dunavant accused Halifax County Board of Supervisors chairman Dennis Witt of rigging the board's decision to sell the old Halifax Elementary School to Echelon Resources Prosecutors met with representatives of the family of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. for nearly four hours on Monday to reveal their decision not to charge any of the South Boston The lack of competition for local office sparked a low voter turnout on the western end of Mecklenburg County, a stark contrast to turnout numbers in Boydton and on the eastern end where Tuesday brought contested races for Mayor and Council. By noon, one polling location in Clarksville had seen only two voters.

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  4. Area roundup: Bassett, Franklin County tie weather-shortened gameRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... win. It was Senior Day at Hooker Field on Tuesday for the Martinsville Bulldogs but the visiting Comets of Halifax County spoiled the final home game for the six honored players. After a rain delay, Halifax County scored five runs in the second ...

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  5. Officers Who Used Stun Guns on Virginia Man Won't Be ChargedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | ABC News

    ... the repeated shocking of Linwood Lambert Jr. and wanted to find a way to recommend charges. But he and Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin concluded there's no evidence to suggest the officers knowingly deprived Lambert ...

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  6. Herring: South Boston policing 'below the public's expectations'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin and City of Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring held a joint press conference Tuesday afternoon in Halifax to discuss their decision not to charge South Boston officers in the death of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr., who died three years ago in police custody. Earlier on Tuesday morning, Martin released a 76-page report that delved into the circumstances of Lambert's death and the actions of three officers who used Tasers to subdue the Richmond construction worker as he tried to escape custody outside the local hospital emergency room.

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  7. No charges against Virginia police for using stun guns on man who later diedRead the original story

    May 3, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A Virginia prosecutor declined on Tuesday to seek criminal charges against police officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man in 2013 before he died. Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin said no evidence showed the death of Linwood Lambert Jr., 46, was caused by the stun guns or that the officers were criminally negligent when they did not follow through on taking him into a hospital.

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  8. No charges for officers involved in man's stun gun deathRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | WCAV

    A county prosecutor in Virginia says she won't seek criminal charges against police officers who used stun guns multiple times on a black man before his death. In a report released Tuesday, Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin said there's no evidence to suggest the officers "deliberately caused or wanted" Linwood Lambert Jr.'s death.

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  9. South Boston officers who used stun guns on Virginia man won't be chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... who used stun guns multiple times on a black man before his death, she said in a report released Tuesday. Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin said there's no evidence to suggest Linwood Lambert Jr.'s 2013 death was ...

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  10. Sparks fly at Halifax County supervisors meetingRead the original story

    May 3, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Sparks flew Monday night during the public comment period following the meeting of Halifax County Supervisors when Jack Dunavant accused board chairman Dennis Witt of rigging the board's decision to sell the old Halifax Elementary School to Echelon Resources. Dunavant said he was speaking for "We the People," a non-profit 501K group, which wants the community to have "clean water, clean air and clean government."

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  11. Prosecutors explain decision not to charge officers in Lambert's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    The Complete Report Prosecutors investigating the death of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. have issued a 76-page report on their decision not to file criminal charges against any of three South Boston officers who used Tasers multiple times to bring Lambert under control during a tense confrontation three years ago outside the local hospital emergency room. Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin released the report Tuesday morning after meeting the previous day with Lambert's sister, Gwendolyn Smalls of Richmond, and family representatives to explain her findings and determination not to charge the officers involved.

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  12. Cops not charged after using stun guns on man who died in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | New York Daily News

    ... said. "These officers can walk around the streets after what they did to my brother." Smalls claims that Halifax County prosecutor Tracy Quackenbush Martin could not have been impartial because her husband, David Martin, is a sheriff's deputy in the ...

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  13. Sister: No charges vs. cops in Va. stun gun caseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | CBS News

    A Virginia prosecutor has decided not to bring charges against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man before his 2013 death , the man's sister and her attorney said Monday. Linwood Lambert's sister, Gwendolyn Smalls, and her attorney told The Associated Press that Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin said during a meeting with them Monday that she doesn't believe there's enough evidence to bring criminal charges against South Boston Police Officers Tiffany Bratton, Clifton Mann and Travis Clay.

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  14. No charges against officers in Lambert's death, family toldRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Prosecutors met with representatives of the family of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. for nearly four hours on Monday to reveal their decision not to charge any of the South Boston police officers who were involved in Lambert's death nearly three years ago. Gwendolyn Smalls, Lambert's sister and the executor of his estate, made that assertion following a Monday afternoon meeting in Richmond with Tracy Quackenbush Martin, Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney, and Michael Herring, Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Richmond, who has assisted Martin with her review of Lambert's controversial death and the role of South Boston police who took him into custody on the morning that he died, on May 4, 2013.

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  15. Halifax County school board to review outsourcing of custodial, maintenance servicesRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County School Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday, at 6 p.m. to review bids for the outsourcing of school custodial and maintenance work. Maintenance Director Jay Jennings will submit the bids to trustees for their consideration after potential vendors were asked to bid on janitorial and custodial services as well as for grounds and maintenance work.

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  16. Halifax County tax bills to go out this weekRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County real estate tax bills for 2016 are expected to be mailed out the latter part of this week, according to treasurer Ruth S. Oakes. The first payment of 2016 county real estate taxes is due Monday, June 6 and the second installment due on Dec. 5. All prepayments, veteran's relief, and tax relief for the elderly and disabled have been applied to the bills before they were printed and mailed.

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  17. Road matters dominate Halifax County supervisors' agendaRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will talk about roads when members gather tonight at 6:30 p.m. for their regular monthly meeting in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax Supervisors also are expected to approve the county budget for the new fiscal year. The Board faces decisions on which unpaved roads to prioritize in the county's Six Year Plan for transportation improvements.

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  18. Elections for town office lack suspenseRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    ... will be filled by a write-in candidate. Voters may cast their ballots at the Scottsburg Community Center. Halifax County Registrar Heather Harding said she and her assistant had a long, lonely day Saturday as her office was open for any late ...

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  19. State police: Deputy shoots man who fired into crowdRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2016 | Cybercast News Service

    Virginia State Police say a Halifax County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man who fired into a crowd of people in Halifax. State police said in a news release that the incident took place Sunday morning at the Halifax Veterans of Foreign Wars hall after authorities responded to a parking complaint call.

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  20. A Celebration of serenityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2016 | SoVaNow.com

    Six people were wounded after an armed man fired into a crowd of people early Sunday morning at the VFW Hall on Route 501 in the town of Halifax. Among Cutting the ribbon for the new Serenity memory care household at The Woodview: Sentara staffers Brandy Turner, Deloris Suitt, director of nursing, Dr. Paul Buckman, medical director, Sentara Halifax Regional President Chris Lumsen, board chair Carol Thomas, Connie Zamora, director of long term care services, longtime hospital board member Ben Fincher and Halifax County supervisor Larry Giordano.

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