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South Boston Police catch up with suspect

Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.


12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…






Truck overturns, Nathalie driver rushed to hospital

Aluminum stolen

Presto expanding, adding jobs at Halifax County facility

Presto Products Company, a manufacturer of plastic film and bags will invest $6 million to expand its operation in Halifax County. The company will add five new manufacturing lines, creating 22 new jobs.

Halifax Council splits over budget

South Boston News
HONORING A RETIRING MEMBER — Councilman Tommy Reagan, who has served on Halifax Town Council for the past three years and earlier on the Town’s Planning Commission, was presented with a framed certificate of appreciation by Mayor Dick Moore and was joined by Councilmen Holt Evans, Tom Brown, Jack Dunavant and Bill Confroy and Town Manager Carl Espy.
Approval comes on 3-2 vote, but police cutback draws rebuke

GED recipients honored at ceremony

South Boston News
More than 50 people received their GEDs during a ceremony on Sunday afternoon at Halifax County High School. They are: Jonathan Adams, Candice Aguilar, Bobbi Balducci Allen, *Danielle Beauregard, *Jason Bowen, Ronnie Boyd, Keisha Brown, Steven Brown, Darian Chandler, Darva Cheek, Kim Chisholm, Kristin Correll, Tajmon Dailey, *Jesse Davis, Cheryl Edmonds, *James Nathaniel Francis Jr., Aaron Gentry, *Syndi Jo Gravel, Marvin Keith Guthrie, Jessica Harris, *Heather Haas, Cynthia Holcomb, **Vicki Lynn Johnson, James Alex Jones, Elizabeth Kinker, Alan Joseph Lee, Jacob Lynch, Cecil Martin, Roy Lee McCormick Sr., Fatema Mitchell, Cassandra Ann Morton, Edna Osborne, Samantha Osborne, *Michelle Pancoast, Anthony Polk, Ronald Poole, *Coty Elijah Putnam, Martha Reed, *Bradley Thomas Scott, Davy Shelton, Jamie Shepard, Mary Smith, Keisha Spencer, Keith Spencer Jr., Willie Stovall Jr., Donte’ Stuckey, Ronald Clayton Taylor, Deanta O. Tucker, Eric Lamont Tucker, Jeannette Marie Tucker, April Wall, Willie Williams, Jasmine Renee Wilson, Sarah Womack, Gary Woosley, **Harry Phillip Womack. * denotes outsanding academic achievement
** denotes exceptional academic achievement

Three generations walk down aisle together with their GEDs

South Boston News
Anthony Polk, center, walked down the aisle to receive his GED on Sunday, as did his mother, Jeannette Tucker, left, and grandmother, Martha Reed.
Grandmother Martha Reed, mother Jeanette Tucker and son Anthony Polk all received their GEDs on Sunday afternoon at a ceremony at Halifax County High School.

Halifax County School Trustees reverse course, keep W-C

Early learning programs will be put back once upgrades are done

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