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Budget needs spelled out for supervisors

A proposed budget prepared by county staff recommends an increase in the real estate tax rate this year by two cents, to 48 cents per $100 value.

Thornton eyes $3 mil increase in local funds

Superintendent asks supes for 30 percent boost in contribution

Farmer to be sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court


Season ending buzzer beater

Comets fall to Freedom on three-pointer with time running out





Sentencing delayed for Farmer in federal court

For the second time this year, sentencing for John D. “Johnny” Farmer, the Halifax native who founded Farmer’s Foods in Chase City, has been continued. The new date is Tuesday, March 10 in U.S. District Court in Richmond.

Banister Shores water line costs less than anticipated

Contracts for the new Banister Shores water line were awarded on Thursday afternoon by members of the Halifax County Service Authority. The work was divided three ways, with the first and largest contract going to Virginia Carolina Paving Company. The $384,074 award will pay for laying water lines on 501 and across the Banister River Bridge to its intersection with Occoneechee Trail.

Halifax marketplace idea explored

South Boston News
This is an artist’s rendering from Halifax’s Comprehensive Plan 2027 showing new retail buildings fronting Main Street with, as a centerpiece, the Farmers Market in the Community Green.
The Town of Halifax will host a community planning and design workshop on Wednesday and Thursday in the cafeteria room of the STEM Academy in Halifax to develop a master plan for the east side of South Main Street, generally south of Cemetery Street and north of the STEM Academy.

Webb representative at Halifax Library Thursday

A staff representative from the office of Senator Jim Webb will hold a “Webb Site,” or satellite office-hours to offer Virginians the opportunity to receive one-on-one assistance from a member of Senator Webb’s staff at the Halifax Library on Main Street in Halifax on Thursday, from 1-3 p.m.

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