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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Eight of nine Halifax County schools accredited

Trustees set goals at retreat, hail progress in state ratings


Era of segregated schools is over, but achieving racial parity in education continues to be an unmet challenge


Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage





Halifax > Halifax Government

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.

Residents briefed on Banister Shores waterline project

Eleven property owners participated in an informational meeting Thursday held by the Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) to discuss the Banister Shores Waterline Project. Gary McCollum of Draper-Aden reviewed the project prior to taking questions from the participants.

Halifax County IDA lends a hand on bonds

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority on Friday morning approved the issuance of $140 million in revenue bonds for Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion Virginia Power). The approval came after an advertised public hearing during which no one commented on the request.

Halifax County clears hurdle on funds

The Virginia Tobacco Commission yesterday gave a preliminary thumbs-up to $4.17 million in funding requests by several Halifax County agencies and the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative.

$1,300 bonuses eyed for teachers

Part-time school staff would get $650 under proposal for using federal stimulus grant

Halifax enacts curbs on yard sales

Halifax Town Council moved Tuesday to regulate yard sales inside town limits, enacting an ordinance that requires sellers to take out permits prior to holding the sales. The ordinance also caps the number of sales that individual residents can offer each year.

Halifax County IDA seeks $2.7 million to refurbish Daystrom site

South Boston News
The long-vacant Daystrom Industries site near Sinai
IDA Executive Director Mike Sexton says a prospect has committed to renting up to 95,000 square feet of the Daystrom building and will bring"good paying jobs" to the community.

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