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BUYING THE FARM

With new school complex, officials want to add working farm

Mecklenburg trustees back supes’ call for outside firm to scout sites

After long discussion, School Board offers grudging support

Arson suspected in Tuesday morning fire in Clarksville


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Comets’ season ends in regionals

The Comet boys’ varsity basketball team nearly rallied from a miserable start Monday night, before running out of late game momentum in a season-ending loss at Marshall in regional action.

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Halifax > Halifax Government

Hailfax County Trustees to look at rejoining Governor’s School

The Halifax County School Board will explore rejoining the Regional Governor’s School program after pulling out in 2008 due to budget cuts.

Two arrested on gun, drug dealing counts

REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

South Boston News
A celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held Sunday at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street, sponsored by the Halifax County Business and Professional Council. The event was led by Valdivia Marshall, Nakisha D. Easley, Lealand Luck, Helen Leigh, Inez Scott, Rev. Whitfield Scott, Linda Owen, Sharon Medley, Derwin Leigh and Kevin Chandler. Luck served as master of ceremony for the event with Rev. Scott bringing the message and special musical selections by the Spanish Grove Male Chorus.

Halifax County school retirees sue to reinstate LORP benefits; trustees respond

Farson: We acted legally and appropriately

White, Morrison gain full terms

The legislature approved Circuit Judge Kimberly Slayton White for a six-year term and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Robert Morrison for a four-year term.

Rain, snow cause few troubles ... and bust drought

South Boston News
Most of the county was covered in a bed of snow Friday morning after heavy and flakes fell through the night. The snow quickly melted in areas exposed to the sun, but this field was in pristine condition at sunrise Friday. (David Conner II photo)
Heavy rainfall and snow in the past week caused light flooding in Halifax and Pittsylvania counties and closed a number of roads, but further east the downpour came as welcome relief as Buggs Island Lake returned to normal levels.

Halifax County Water authority eyes loans to do priority projects

Board members with the Halifax County Service Authority are turning their attention to obtaining loans that would allow the HCSA to carry out projects that are part of its recently-completed strategic plan.

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