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Some voting locations change / November 02, 2017
With the Nov. 7 general election only four days away, Halifax County voters in Election Districts 2, 6 and 8 are reminded that several polling places have been changed. Two of the relocations affect ED-2, in the Clover-Scottsburg area.

Voters in the Clays Mill precinct will cast their ballots at the Halifax County Agricultural Marketing Center, located at 1001 Farmway Lane, Scottsburg. Meantime, the Clover precinct has been relocated to the Clover Fire Department at 1020 North Gayle Street, Clover.

In ED-6, the Mt. Carmel precinct has been moved to the Turbeville Fire Department, at 1002 Melon Road.

The South Boston East and West precincts will be combined into a single precinct, with all citizens continuing to vote at the South Boston Recreational Center, located at 1620 Jeffress Boulevard, South Boston.

There are four seats on the Halifax County School Board to be filled on Tuesday, but only one race is competitive, with two candidates seeking the seat in ED-3.

Both are newcomers to the political arena: Clinton Boone and Sandra Garner-Coleman. Garner-Coleman taught math at the high school for 22 years and was also a lead teacher in the school’s technology department.

Her most recent work came at the local correctional center, Camp 23, where for the past two years she taught inmates seeking to earn GED certificates.

Boone, along with his father, ran the Boone tractor business in Centerville before leaving the county to work for the AGGO corporation. He and his wife have now returned to live here in retirement.

“I feel like my business experience will be helpful in making good decisions for the schools,” said Boone, who noted that on Tuesday he toured the high school, looking at what needs to be done there, and whether the four-decade-old building should be renovated or replaced with a new facility.

“I will be available at all times, with my cell phone beside me to help in any way that I can,” Boone said.

The other three School Board seats on Tuesday’s ballot are uncontested. Roy Keith Lloyd is running in ED-2 to succeed outgoing trustee Karen Hopkins. In ED-6, Todd Moser, Halifax County animal control officer, is seeking to fill the seat being vacated by Fay Satterfield. Monty Lowery, who has served on the School Board for the past six months in an interim capacity following the resignation of Dick Stoneman in ED-7, is running in a special election to serve out Stoneman’s term, which ends in 2019. Lowery says one of his priorities is finding ways to contain school costs while maintaining the highest instructional standards.

There is only one contested seat for the county Board of Supervisors: the race in ED-6 between incumbent supervisor Larry Giordano and Stanley Brandon, who is not listed on the ballot but is running as a write-in candidate.

Others candidates for the Board of Supervisors are Jeff Francisco, who is running for the ED-2 seat being vacated by veteran member Tom West, and Hubert Pannell, incumbent ED-3 Supervisor who is seeking another four-year term on the board.

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