Cruiser funding options presented

The three member Halifax County Finance Committee on Thursday afternoon heard Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin present several options for funding the purchase of two vehicles for his department which he purchased in June.

Halifax County Sheriff not alone in seeking more money

The Sheriff was not alone in seeking more money for his department during Thursday’s Halifax County Finance Committee meeting.

When the script calls for a macho redhead

Football player, thespian. The hybrid was no problem for John Michael Chappell at his high school in Huntsville, Ala.

‘The 39 Steps’ opens at The Prizery Wednesday

The fourth and final show of Summer Theatre Celebration 2011 will open Wednesday,and it promises to be a mind-boggling, thought-bending, laugh-out-loud theatre experience.

Prizery volunteers make the magic happen

Picture this: You walk into The Prizery and wait in a horrendously long line for tickets. When you get to the front desk, there’s one frantic person working will call as well as selling tickets. You head toward the theater only to be faced with another line, with a single person juggling both ticket-tearing and handing out programs. Once inside the theater, you have no idea where your seat is, and you are surrounded by people who are just as confused. The sets aren’t painted; the actors wear their dull street clothes.

Halifax County Trustees to get first look at AYP results

The Halifax County School Board meets this evening in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex beginning at 7 p.m.

Theft reported

Wayne Wilkins, who owns a farm on Dabney Warren Road near Alton, reported that sometime recently someone stole an old refrigerator, an old stove, and a log chain from a shed on the farm. Sheriff’s Deputy Joey Adams is investigating the theft.

South Boston to consider carryover funds requests

South Boston Town Council tonight will take up three carryover requests from the just-completed 2011 budget: $199,000 for the tourism department’s Visitors Center, $60,000 for capital outlay in the general fund and $1,300 for Parks and Recreation.

Unemployment rate creeps up

Halifax County’s unemployment rate inched up to just under double-digits in June.

Garland Thurman Lowery Sr.

Garland Thurman “Pete” Lowery Sr., 82, of 1035 Bold Springs Road, South Boston died Aug. 3, 2011 at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 9, 1928, son of the late Emmon Cosby Lowery and Elizabeth Yancey Lowery and was married to Virginia Satterfield Lowery for 58 years. A retired equipment operator with VDOT-Cluster Springs Division, […]