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HCSA mulls rate hike with plant expansion

The Halifax County Service Authority (HSCA) is considering the size of a rate increase that must go into effect by January 2011 in order for the authority to meet the requirements of USDA Rural Development financing for improvements to the local wastewater treatment plant.

Group buys scale for animal shelter

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Top, Members of the local Humane Society yesterday presented Animal Control Officer Tom Moser with a new scale for the animal shelter. Making the presentation are society members Kathy Myers, Katherine Harris, Tommy and Shannon Sutton and Rosemary Ramsey with granddaughter Ramsey. In the back are County Administrator George Nester and Moser. Above, Ramsey Ferrigia — unlike some of the adults present — wasn't bashful about seeing how much she weighed as she tried out the new scale (SOMcL photo)
Halifax County’s animal shelter now has a new floor scale, thanks to the efforts of the local Humane Society.

Halifax County pays $25,000 to settle Link suit

Halifax County paid Link Farms $25,000 to settle the two suits filed against the county some 12 years ago, according to a copy of the settlement agreement which was released to the public Friday.

Community Services Board gets new director

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Donald A. Burge
The Southside Community Services Board has a new executive director — Donald A. Burge, who comes to the agency from a private consulting firm in Pittsburgh, PA.

Halifax County supervisors to seek millions in Tobacco Commission funds

The supervisors authorized a $3.1 million request for tobacco funds to purchase and renovate the shuttered Daystrom industry site in Centerville and lay plans for a new shell building at Riverstone Technology Park. The county also will ask the Tobacco Commission for $498,000 to build a new visitors center at an undisclosed location on U.S. 58.

Halifax County IDA seeks $5 million for tire research center at VIR

Halifax County will ask for $5 million from the Virginia Tobacco Commission to establish a National Tire Research Center at Virginia International Raceway, a project that local officials believe could create up to 183 new jobs by the end of the decade.

Halifax County seeks drought declaration

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors has requested that Halifax County be designated as a drought disaster area as a result of the diminished rainfall and the excessive high temperatures during the 2010 growing season.

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