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South Boston man held on pot charges

Budget work session precedes Halifax County supervisors meeting tonight


Comet notebook

Larry Epperly and the Comet basketball staff have to be proud of Saturday’s comeback win over a tough R.E. Lee-Springfield outfit. The Comets’ latest opponent was clearly playing its best…





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School Supply Ministry kicks off

South Boston News
The Dan River Baptist Association Missions/Evangelism Committee hosted the third annual School Supply Ministry Breakfast, Thursday, Aug. 11 at the association office. Members of the Halifax County School central office, principals, Halifax County Social Services directors, DRBA pastors, officers, and staff joined in the 2011-12 School Supply Ministry “Kick Off”. Rev. Don Bryant, missions/evangelism chairman, shared with the group the vision of the association for the School Supply Ministry. What began as a one day event is now a year-round ministry for Halifax County students and teachers. Bryant shared that the ministry is made possible by the generous donations of the thirty-three Baptist churches, donations from organizations throughout the county, businesses, and individual donations. The association would like to thank everyone for their donations. For more information on this ministry, you may contact the Dan River Baptist Association at (434)572-2608 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Mitchell withdraws from Halifax County School Board race; no announced candidate in ED 7

Roy Mitchell, who was seeking a seat on the Halifax County School Board in ED-7, has withdrawn from the election and the incumbent will not run again. This leaves the district with no announced candidates.


South Boston News
Charlene Chavis-Randolph and her sons Evan Randolph, left, and E’sean Pamplin stand atop the bridge where the homeless are said to seek cover from the elements. It’s now her job to set up a new Halifax homeless shelter for Olmeja Advocacy Services — but she and the youngest of her sons were essentially homeless themselves for a time this past spring. A separate effort is under way to establish another shelter — this one headed by a group of ministers.
Someone gets clothes from the Goodwill drop-box and makes a little nest on a church’s back stoop. They sleep under the bridge over the Dan River, in the beds of pick-up trucks, in the warmth of laundromats and in abandoned farm sheds.

Four schools miss out on AYP benchmarks

Four of Halifax County’s nine public schools, as well as the overall school division, failed to make AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) during the 2010-2011 school year. Both Halifax County High School and Halifax County Middle School were among those not having sufficient progress for the second year in a row.

Band back at Halifax County High School

South Boston News
HCHS principal Albert Randolph announced that Stephen Harmon has been named the new band director and band instructor at the school.

Changes to HCHS journalism possible

The student newspaper may become an after-school activity rather than a class at Halifax County High beginning this fall.

Halifax confirms Speece to Halifax County Service Authority board

Halifax Town Council on Tuesday night confirmed the appointment of Coleman Speece to another term on the Halifax County Service Authority board of directors. However, in confirming Speece Councilmen made it clear that they will not confirm another elected official to serve on the Authority’s board.

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