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Wade elected local GOP unit chair

A TIME OF LAUGHTER AND FUN

Enthusiastic crowd turns out for YMCA Community Day in Chase City

Speakers debate future of Halifax’s Confederate statue

Halifax supervisors were on the receiving end of a spirited debate as citizens spoke out for and against removing the county's Confederate soldier statue.

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Junior golfers bring home wins in season finale

Four division winners in Southside Piedmont Junior championships golf play hail from county courses

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Halifax to request speed limit reduction on Mountain Road

The Town of Halifax will ask the Virginia Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit on Mountain Road from the current 35 mph to 25 mph, proposing that the lower speed limit apply beginning at the intersection with Canterbury Drive and extending westward to the intersection of Ball Park Loop.

Halifax tries out new agenda Tuesday night

Halifax Town Council will try out its new agenda schedule Tuesday as they begin their work session at 7 p.m. to be followed by Council’s regular monthly session.

Funding in place for Halifax water plant upgrade

Congressman Tom Perriello Thursday joined U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen A. Merrigan, USDA representatives, and local officials to officially announce $15 million in federal funds to upgrade Halifax County’s Maple Avenue wastewater treatment plant. The plant upgrade has been one of the Halifax County Service Authority’s (HCSA) top priorities, and will give Halifax County and the Town of South Boston the infrastructure to attract new business and employers.

Friday Night Jam

South Boston News
A large crowd was on hand for the first Friday Night Jam at the Halifax Farmer’s Market. Drew Granger made sure everyone had a balloon. (David Conner II photo)

Friday Night Jams

South Boston News
FRIDAY NIGHT IN HALIFAX — The Farmers Market, located in the parking lot of the former Farmers Food store in Halifax, will not only offer fresh vegetables and plants for sale, but the air will be filled with music as David Martin plays at 6 p.m. and Shine takes over at 7:30. Kids will have the opportunity to show off their musical talents as well while school supplies will be collected.

FEDERAL WINDFALL: $15.4 MIL

South Boston News
BIGGEST GRANT IN 27 YEARS — Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) Executive Director Willie Jones on Tuesday afternoon inked a Letter of Conditions from USDA for a $15.4 million grant/loan for the upgrade of the Maple Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant. Standing behind Jones are Kimble Reynolds of 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello's office, Doug Bowman, chairman of the HCSA, Arthur Powers, of USDA's Rural Development, Mark Estes, Director of Operations for HCSA, Arnetta Roberts, HCSA's office manager, Joyce French, Executive Director of the Southside Planning District Commission, Megan French, project engineer and Gail Moody, Southside Planning District Commission community development planner. (SOMcL photo)
The Halifax County Service Authority has secured $15.4 million in federal funding to upgrade the Maple Avenue wastewater treatment plant, addressing a top priority of the HCSA and local economic development officials who say the infrastructure work is needed to attract new business and employers.

Confroy elected Halifax vice-mayor

Halifax Town Council on Tuesday evening elected Bill Confroy to serve as the Town’s vice mayor for the next two years. The choice of Confroy came after fellow councilman Jack Dunavant suggested that the office should be rotated among council members to give each an opportunity to serve.

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