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Halifax supervisors tee up school borrowing of $135 million, employee pay raises

Halifax County is poised to borrow $105 million to build a new high school with an additional $25 million set aside for elementary school upgrades — the recommendation of the…

Tuck Airport gets $790,000 from infrastructure bill

$1.2 trillion package delivers $400 million for Virginia’s airports; South Boston, Mecklenburg-Brunswick airports win funding.

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Lawyers take questions for free on No Legal Bills Night

FREE LEGAL ADVICE – Lawyers taking anonymous questions on No Legal Bills Night this coming Thursday are, from left, first row, Tracy Quackenbush, George Bagwell, Don Bagwell. Second row, Berkley Priest, James Midkiff and Brandon Hudson. Alan Gravitt and Carol Gravitt are not pictured. Call 572-1840, 6-9 p.m. The event is an outreach activity of St. John’s Episcopal Church with support from the Halifax County Bar Association.South Boston News
One night only: Get your legal questions answered free and anonymously.

‘Annie’ at SBS

South Boston News
The stars of “Annie” at The Prizery art center sing the National Anthem and instruct drivers to start their engines at the South Boston Speedway this past Saturday night. They are, left, Olivia Noblin, 10, and Gracie Berneche, 8, both of Scottsburg. “Annie” is the third play in the Summer Theatre Celebration, which features three professionally-produced Broadway-style musicals with professional casts beginning June 24. Other lively, family-friendly musicals are “Dames at Sea” and “All Night Strut.” “Annie” stars two separate casts of local children, alternating performances, as the beloved orphans. The children will work and learn alongside the professional cast. Tickets are on sale now: (434) 572-8339 or http://www.prizery.com.

One year later, police still searching for missing Halifax County woman

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Hattie Gertrude Brown
The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, South Boston Police Department and Virginia State Police continue to aggressively pursue the case of missing Halifax County woman, Hattie Gertrude Brown. It will be a year ago Sunday, May 16, that she was last seen at a gas station outside of South Boston with her nephew, Derrick Brown. At this stage of the investigation, investigators do suspect foul play in Brown’s disappearance.

Jazz rain or shine at Occoneechee this Saturday, Sunday

The sixth annual Jazz by the Lake festival at Occoneechee State Park, U.S. 58 east of Clarksville, will run from 4:30 until dark on Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16 rain or shine. If the weather looks threatening, park staff will put up tents.

A FITTING (for sitting) DONATION

South Boston News
HERE'S THE CHECK — Betty Bane, President of the Halifax Woman's Club, along with Club Treasurer Dawn Widener, presented a check Tuesday evening to Halifax Mayor Leon Plaster to pay for the ten benches which have been placed on the sidewalk of Main Street. They are joined by Mayor -Elect Dick Moore (right).
Members of Halifax Town Council thanked the Halifax Woman’s Club for the contribution of the ten benches placed along the sidewalks of Main Street during Tuesday night’s meeting. Mayor Leon Plaster said several civic clubs, including the Halifax Woman’s Club, had “done yeoman’s work” in helping to beautify the Town.

Efficiency review wins backing of School Board

The Halifax County School Board on Monday night voted to proceed with an efficiency study that members hope will generate savings over time for the system. The vote, however, was not unanimous as as two trustees voted against the proposal. Six supported the study.

More teachers, staff set to retire

Halifax County School Board trustees were advised on Monday evening of the upcoming retirement of more school teachers and administrators, plus several other retiring classified employees which will be added to a list of already announced departures.

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