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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


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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.

Extension agent set to depart for new job

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Grace Hite
Grace Hite, who has served as Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension Agent for Halifax County for the past two years, announced on Tuesday she is leaving her position at the end of January.

Library hopes to reschedule Skloot

The Halifax-South Boston Regional Library system still hopes to reschedule an appearance by Rebecca Skloot, who wrote the best-selling and much-honored “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

Henrietta Lacks made part of traveling exhibit

The late Henrietta Lacks, who spent most of her life in Clover, is one of eight people honored in the 2011 African-American Trailblazers traveling exhibit from the Library of Virginia.

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