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Fuller, White named Homecoming King, Queen

On the Ebola front lines

County native opts to switch duties as Emory RN, bringing him face-to-face with victims of outbreak

Tax deadlines jeopardized by tardy bills

Town of Halifax expects to push back due date for personal property payments; South Boston struggles to stick to schedule


Coleman Starnes, coaching legend, dies at age 75

Frank Coleman Starnes, the most successful high school varsity football coach in Comet history, passed away Wednesday





Halifax > Halifax Police

Elliott arrested for assault and battery

On Saturday, July 2 Town of Halifax Police Lt. D. D. Irby arrested 20 year old Megan Nicole Elliott of Clarksville on the misdemeanor charge of assault and battery.

Bistro recognized in travel guide

South Boston’s Bistro 1888 has been awarded a half-page article in the newly released “2011 Virginia Travel Guide.”

Murder charges against grandmother certified

Murder charges were certified Friday in Halifax County General District Court against Debra Kay Scribner, 57, of Berry Hill Road, South Boston. Scribner, who is a grandmother, Department of Social Services employee and church piano player, wore an orange jail jumpsuit and walked into court shackled and manacled to sit beside her attorney, Elmer Woodard of Danville.

Priest law license suspended for 12 months

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board last week suspended James Berkley Priest based on his felony conviction in Halifax County Circuit Court of driving while intoxicated, the third or subsequent offense in five years.

Halifax County Schools cut out 46 more positions

Total jobs lost this year now up to 71

Tornado mission with a twist

South Boston News
TOO MANY TORNADOES — Dalton Shaffer, top left, is a local tornado victim who went on a mission trip to help tornado victims outside of Atlanta. His farm was hit the same violent night that their town was. Also volunteering from Halifax County, left to right: Michael Good, Faith Community Church Youth Director Kevin Jones and Holt Hogan.
Dalton Shaffer, a Vernon Hill 15-year-old, spent two long months picking up debris from a tornado that smacked his family’s farm. Last week, he was outside Atlanta, picking up tornado debris there on a church mission trip.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Halifax

A pedestrian was the victim of a hit and run accident about 9 a.m. Wednesday in the town of Halifax.

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