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A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

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Council members sworn in Tuesday in Halifax

SoVaNow.com / December 10, 2012
Halifax Town Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for its committee work session, with Council’s regular monthly meeting following afterwards.

At 5:30, Town Hall will host its annual holiday party with Council members and staffers invited.

Circuit Judge Joel Cunningham will administer the oaths of office to Council’s new recently elected members, Dennis Witt and Ronnie Duffey, as well as to the town’s new Chief of Police, Kevin Lands. Lands is expected to comment on his plans for the department

Outgoing council members Terrie Lantor and Holt Evans will be recognized for their service to the town.

A representative of the Halifax Village Business Association will talk to Council members about the success of the holiday events as well as bring an update on the placement of the community clock.

Current Affairs chairman Bill Confroy will bring several items from his committee, including an update on the joint library advisory committee, the scenic river designation for the Banister River, the Banister River Gateway project and an update on VDOT signage and the MBC wireless pilot project. Also discussed will be recent uranium mining issues.

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