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Extension office restructuring on officials’ agenda

Also during the meeting, several individuals including the Rev. Frank Coleman, pastor of First Baptist Church of Ferry Street and Kevin Chandler, president of the local NAACP chapter, have asked to speak about Little Theatre’s upcoming production of “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

Edwards announces 2011 bid for commissioner of revenue

Leigh Fuller Edwards has announced that she intends to run for the office of Commissioner of the Revenue for Halifax County in the November 2011 general election.

HSCA: Rising fees spur search for new home

The Halifax County Service Authority is making plans to construct a new home at the Houghton Industrial Park in South Boston, a move that officials say is driven by rising costs for office space inside the county administration building in the Town of Halifax.

Solar project takes step forward

Halifax County Supervisors on Monday night heard officials with Dominion Virginia Power explain their next step in developing a solar power facility in Halifax County following last week’s approval of a $5 million grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission.

Wood-fired plant up for DEQ review

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled a Nov. 22 public hearing on a long-dormant wood-burning power plant that backers intend to build on the outskirts of South Boston.

Funding unlikely for portable stage

Supervisors earlier asked USDA Rural Development for a grant to cover the estimated $200,000 cost of the project. Rural Development earlier indicated it might fund up to 55 percent of the total cost. Supervisors then decided to seek the remaining 45 percent from the Virginia Tobacco Commission.

Library gains use of county van for bookmobile visits

Library directors on Tuesday afternoon got the good news that Halifax County has a van that it is willing to provide to the library for its exclusive use. “This is just great news,” said board chairman Lisa Crews, noting that the board has been agonizing over the lack of a vehicle to transport books to shut-ins and those unable to get into one of the local libraries.

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