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Retail executive, community benefactor Thomas ‘T.C.’ Leggett dies

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Mr. Leggett
Mr. Leggett, retired president of Leggett Department Stores — at one time a leading apparel retailer in the Southeast — and benefactor of numerous charitable and civic causes, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, May 28. He was 86.

Uranium study set

More than a year after first being proposed, a scientific study of uranium mining in Virginia will soon get under way. The Virginia Coal and Energy Commission’s Uranium Mining Subcommittee on Thursday adopted a 11-point “Statement of Task” that set formal terms for a review of the environmental, economic and safety impacts of the proposed Coles Hill uranium mine near Chatham. The study, to be conducted by the National Research Council, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, is expected to take two years.

VIR claims $77.5M economic impact

A regional study on VIR’s economic impact was released to the public last week, showing that the racetrack generates an annual economic impact of $77.5 million and supports 1,542 jobs in Halifax and Pittsyvania Counties and the City of Danville. The report shows that Halifax County receives a total of $223,372 annually from taxes. The real estate tax is listed at $137,733, personal property taxes at $27,225 with the local lodging tax listed at $31,193. Another $10,470 is collected in state sales taxes (with the state getting $41,880). The local phone/utility tax runs another $13,278 with the BPOL tax being $3,473.

Service authority sets reduced rates for VIR

The Board of Directors of the Halifax Public Service Authority on Thursday afternoon approved water and sewer rates for VIR customers at $11.91 per thousand gallons. The new rates will become effective July 1 and could possibly be lowered in the future if members can find ways to cut their expenses. Approval of the new rates, which were advertised earlier this year to climb by as much as $4 per thousand, were reduced from the original advertised rate of $13.95 per thousand for water and $12.15 per thousand for sewer.

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