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Halifax County trustees target math scores, keep student transcript fees

Study group to look at proposals to outsource custodial functions

South Boston enacts inclement weather policy, honors Crowder

Finance panel to look at budget, proposals for Halifax Elementary


Comets run away from Dan River

Halifax County, now 15-5, pestered Dan River with relentless hustle en route to a 54-42 win.





Halifax > Town of Halifax

IDA has 21 candidates to choose from in search for new executive director

The Search Committee of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority has at this point received 21 candidate applications in response to their advertisement of the position of executive director, with the deadline for applications coming at the end of March.

Young journalists have brush with celebrities on NYC trip

South Boston News
Madison Murray poses with golf star Tiger Woods on the “Good Morning America” set last week. Madison was in New York City with a group of newspaper and yearbook students at Halifax County Middle School.
The Halifax County Middle School newspaper and yearbook staffs have often gone to New York City for the annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association Spring Convention.

Brookneal man dies in high speed chase

A 44-year-old Brookneal man, Daryl Beadles of Swallow Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene of a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning around 1:15 a.m

National Day of Prayer May 3

South Boston News
Members of the National Day of Prayer advisory planning committee hard at work preparing for this year’s May 3 event are Jimmy Watts, Rev. George Gorman, Mary Breeden, Larry Clark, Rev. Russell Lee, Larry McPeters chairman, Julia Barker, Kathy Laine, Merle Hundley, Virginia Cumbey and Brenda McPeters. Not pictured, Dr. Wayne Adams, Rev. Dave Anderson, Bob Brown, William Coleman, Dr. Angela Collins, Dot Carr, Debbie Hackney, Rosemary Ramsey, Lt. Col. Alan Sykes and Carroll Thackston.
“I know all of you believe that our nation needs prayer. I know we believe in the power of prayer,” said Larry McPeters, chairman of the National Day of Prayer Committee.


South Boston News
Aniyah, front, and Jomari Yancey get into the groove of the dance.
Losin’ it with the Shaking Off Our Rumps group

Dollar General boosts GED program

South Boston News
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation presented the Halifax County Public School Foundation with a check for $2,500 to expand its literacy program. Shown are Hank Bruining, Senior Manager, DC Human Resources, Dollar General, Stephanie Brown of Dollar General, Coleman Speece, president of HCPS Education Foundation, Avaris Terry, GED Chief Examiner and Audrey Davidson, Director of the HCPS Education Foundation. (SOMcL photo)
Once again the Dollar General Corporation has stepped up to support educational activities in Halifax County. On Wednesday the company donated $2,500 to the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation (HCPSEF) to support the local GED program.

School maintenance: using less, spending more

Despite efforts to economize, costs keep rising, Roller tells School Board

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