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Remembering Judge Sugg

South Boston News
Halifax County supervisors chairman William I. Fitzgerald and fellow Board members presented a framed plaque of commendation honoring the late Judge Irvin Douglas Sugg, Sr. to members of his family. On hand for the presentation Tuesday night were Sugg’s wife, Bernice, daughter Norma Jean Whitted and her husband, George, and their son, David, along with Judge Sugg’s son, Bryant Lee Sugg (left), now a judge in the Hampton Roads area. The commendation took note of the 32 years that Judge Sugg spent in private law practice before his appointment as the first African-American judge in the Tenth Judicial District. (SOMcL photo)

Halifax County IDA speeds pad-ready sites

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority on Wednesday approved a $5.86 million budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year. Revenues include a $555,750 contribution from Halifax County with industry rents and outside grants providing the funding for the remainder of the budget.

Halifax County supervisors to seek stage funding

Halifax County Supervisors on Tuesday evening approved a grant request of up to $200,000 to purchase a portable outdoor stage and lighting system. The motion to seek the funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture passed by a 6-1 margin, with ED5 Supervisor Ronnie Snead casting the lone dissenting vote. Wayne Conner, ED6, was absent from the Tuesday session.

Saturday’s a big day in N. Halifax

South Boston News
NORTH HALIFAX EMS PROVIDERS — Posing on the department's new helipad, which visitors will see on Saturday at the annual Marathon, are EMS providers for the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department: Tommy Layne, EMS Captain, David Fallen, EMS Lieutenant, Jody Conner, Jeff Brown, Jimmy Childrey, Judy Fisher, Jon Hall, Mike Hardy, Janice Moore, Steve Moore, Deborah Patrick, Laurie Slagle and Brent Younger. Not pictured are Calvin Barbour, Sue Cameron, James T. Lawhorn, Shannon Ringo, Connie Rogers, Tom Sidel, John Tanner and Tiffany Valvo. (SOMcL photo)
Saturday is the big day at North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department — time for the annual fundraising Marathon. It’s a day filled with good times, fun and fellowship as the department hosts a giant celebration and solicits community support for its ongoing operations.

BIT pushing for wireless broadband by next year

Supervisors heard a brief report Tuesday evening from Mickey L. Sims, General Manager of Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative (BIT), who discussed the company’s push to extend wireless broadband throughout Halifax County.

Passenger in pick-up injured

A 19 year old passenger in a pick-up truck was injured and transported for treatment early Tuesday morning after the driver of the 2004 Ford F150 ran off the right side of State Route 614, about two-tenths mile south of State Route 651.

Highway safety better over holiday

Virginia’s highways proved to be considerably safer over the 2010 Labor Day weekend than in 2009. Last year over the holiday weekend 14 people lost their lives in traffic crashes in Virginia. From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, through midnight Monday, Sept. 6, preliminary reports indicate eight people died in six traffic crashes statewide. Troopers responded to a total of 378 traffic crashes; 141 fewer than the 2009 Labor Day holiday weekend.

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