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Firing into apartment leads to arrest

A 30-year-old Scottsburg man has been arrested and charged with breaking and entering, felony child endangerment and assault of a family member.

Former county man dies in auto accident

A former Halifax County resident, 50 year old Gary Wayne Beard died Friday, Aug. 27 from injuries suffered in a single vehicle accident which occurred in Franklin County.

Letters with powder sent to office, found not hazardous

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.”

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.

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