South Hill councilman indicted in beer distributorship embezzlement

Five people have been arrested on indictments issued Monday in connection with an alleged embezzlement scheme at Lawrence Distributing Company. Among those indicted is William Gregory, a member of South Hill Town Council representing Ward I.

Perriello Announces $8.8 Million in Stimulus Funds for Home Weatherization in 5th District

Washington, DC — Congressman Tom Perriello announced today that nearly $8.8 million will be made available to weatherize more than 1,100 homes in the 5th District, thanks to federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grant awards include $671,820 for the Tri-County Community Action Agency in South Boston to weatherize 86 homes.

Community Calendar for April 23, 2009

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS APRIL 27 The Special Education Advisory Committee for the Halifax County Public Schools will meet Monday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room at the Department of Pupil Personnel Services, Mary Bethune Complex, Halifax. All are welcome to attend. JOHN M. JORDAN CAMP SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS MEET APR. 27 The April meeting […]

A greenspace for meditation and recovery

Murray convicted in sister’s death

Kenneth Wesley Murray, 62, was convicted yesterday of second degree murder in the death of his 57 year old sister, Carol Murray Wolfe on March 31, 2008. Murray faced a charge of first degree murder during a day-long trial which began at 9 a.m. yesterday morning. The jury announced its verdict shortly before 9 p.m. last night after deliberating for some two hours.
Some fifteen minutes later, the jury came back with a recommended sentence of 30 years in prison for Murray.

SBFD gets new EMT vehicle

Three suspects arrested on cocaine, marijuana charges

Three suspects were arrested Tuesday on crack cocaine and marijuana trafficking charges following the search of a Gygax Avenue residence in South Boston by members of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force.
Members of the Task Force, along with South Boston police, the South Boston Police Department Tactical Unit, and the Halifax County Sheriffs Office executed a search warrant at a residence located at 1725 Gygax Avenue. The search turned up an undisclosed amount of suspected powder cocaine, suspected marijuana, suspected crack cocaine, a firearm and money. Police also seized a vehicle at the residence.

Position created for E-911 center

Members of the governing bodies of the County and the Towns of South Boston and Halifax on Monday evening discussed at length several issues during their joint session held in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex.

Letters to the Editor for April 23, 2009

Unanswered questions Dear Viewpoint: I read in both papers about the Supervisors giving Wilson Memorial School to the Ruritans. I was surprised to see that neither paper carried the background information I wanted. I have a few questions, perhaps you could find the answers for me. Does the school belong only to the supervisors alone or does not the county […]

Crime and punishment

Much to get to this week: Let’s start with Jeff Oakes.
With the former sheriff stuck with a $37.50 fine for low crimes and misdemeanors (his jury bill, on the other hand, will run $1,620) people will debate ad nauseam whether the investigation into the wiped computer at the Sheriff’s Office was worth the time, money and effort, coming as it did at taxpayer expense.