Anderson earns HSWCD outstanding cooperator award

Don Anderson was named the Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2009 Outstanding Cooperator Thursday during the annual awards banquet. The award is given annually to an individual who does an outstanding job of conserving the land and natural resources.

Flood damage estimated at $135,000

Officials have completed a preliminary damage assessment for Halifax County and the Town of South Boston from the recent flooding of the Dan River. Kirby Saunders, Emergency Services Coordinator for Halifax County, spent Wednesday evening and most of the day Thursday touring the impacted area with officials from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).