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Halifax County school board calendar committee expands to 18

The Halifax County School Board’s calendar committee — responsible for setting the daily schedule from the first day of school to the last — is getting larger.

Banister River clean-up float slated Sept. 22

‘Make sure the dollars are there,’ supes urged

Chamber director voices support for raising school construction budget

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Health district reports case of whooping cough in schools

There has been one reported case of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, in a student who attends Halifax County Middle School, according to Charles J. Devine III, M.D., Director of the Southside Health District.

Council committees to meet

South Boston Council committees will hold their monthly work sessions this afternoon beginning at 5:45 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street. Members of the Finance panel will review the Town’s monthly financial statement presented by Finance Director Erle Scott; the panel will also consider his request to charge off delinquent personal property taxes that the town has been unable to collect during the period of 2001-2004.

O.B. ‘John’ Tate, former Halifax County supervisor, dies

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Oscar B. (John) Tate
Oscar B. “John” Tate died Friday, Aug. 27 at Roman Eagle Memorial Home in Danville. He had recently celebrated his 94th birthday with family and friends at his side.

Caregivers of Autistic Children provide funds for Autism studies scholarships

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The Caregivers of Autistic Children recently made a $2,000 donation to the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation. From left, Audrey Davidson, HCPSEF executive director, Logan Young, HCPSEF president, Nicole Hendricks, Andrew Paxton, and Elizabeth Paxton.
The Caregivers of Autistic Children recently presented a donation of $2,000 to the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation, to fund two $1,000 scholarships for Halifax County teachers.

Suspicious letters sent to Public Defenders office

Virginia State Police are investigating the receipt Wednesday of two letters by the Public Defenders Office in Halifax that contained what authorities termed a "suspicious substance."

Halifax County trustees to weigh new efficiency study plan

The Halifax County School Board will hold a special meeting Friday at 1 p.m. in the school board Conference Room to hear a presentation by members of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) on what they might cover in an efficiency study.

Bloodmobile returns Monday, Tuesday

South Boston News
Regular and long-time donors such as David Ferguson, should be mindful of the 56 day period of time between blood donations (eligibility requirements) when the bloodmobile is set up in the area on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 30 and 31. Due to low donation numbers and high usage during summer months and around holidays, the American Red Cross bloodmobile will be set-up in the regular locations as every month. Regular donors, however; will find that they are not eligible yet and will not be able to give until the next set-up date of Monday, Sept. 13 2-7 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 8, Jeffress Blvd. in South Boston and on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from noon-6 p.m. at the Mary Bethune Gym in Halifax.

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