NR Church Notices for Aug. 4, 2016

BANISTER MISSIONARY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION WOMEN’S MINISTRY The women’s ministry meets August 4, 5:00 p.m. at Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist Church. BAPTIST GENERAL CONVENTION OF VIRGINIA Area E Men and Women will meet August 6, 10:00 a.m. at Cherrystone Association Center. PINEY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH August 7, Sunday school 9:30 a.m., praise 11:00 a.m., worship 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Ronnie Womack as […]

Mary Alice Murray Lipford

Mary Alice Murray Lipford, 90, of South Boston died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. She was born in Halifax County on March 9, 1926 to the late William Albright Murray and the late Erna Talley Murray and was married to the late James Lipford. Mary was a member of Cherry Hill United Methodist Church and a former employee of J.P. Stevens. […]

Harrison Miles Conner Jr.

Harrison Miles Conner Jr., 50, of Halifax, died Aug. 1, 2016. He was born in Halifax County on November 19, 1965, son of Harrison Miles Conner Sr. and Geraldine Martin Conner. He was married to Kimberly Nichols Conner, was of the Baptist faith, an avid UNC fan and baseball player. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Conner is […]

Kathryn Keatts Tatem

Kathryn Keatts Tatem of Halifax died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 at the age of 38. She was born in Halifax County on Dec. 29, 1977 to the late Jerry Allen Keatts and the late Dale Martin Keatts and was married to Thomas E. Tatem. Kathryn loved her children, her toy poodle, Ariel and all of her other animals. She was […]

Halifax County Trustees roll back cuts to coaching pay

After outcry over stipend reductions, School Board reverses vote from July

Borrowing for Halifax courthouse project approved

Supervisors act to lock in 2.5 percent interest rate

Halifax County jobless rate climbs nearly a point with start of summer

Unemployment in Halifax County climbed sharply with the onset of summer as the June jobless rate reached 5.8 percent. It had fallen to a recent low of 5.0 percent in May. The June numbers were released Wednesday by the Virginia Employment Commission. More people returned to the workforce in June, but Halifax County also lost jobs, two factors that together […]

Teacher’s next job will be in Italy

HCMS’s Sarah Graves embarks on a new learning journey

Loftis sheds interim emergency services tag

Chad Loftis, previously serving as Interim Emergency Services Coordinator, was named Halifax County’s permanent emergency services coordinator on Monday night by a unanimous vote of supervisors. County Administrator Jim Halasz recommended Loftis for the permanent appointment, saying he has done an excellent job of performing his duties over the past two years. Halasz called Loftis an “excellent team player” who […]

Museum asks county to relinquish property

Members of the L. E. Coleman Museum are asking Halifax County Supervisors to grant them full ownership of the property on which the museum building rests. L. E. Coleman Museum, located on Mountain Road about two miles east of the Town of Halifax, is sited on a 1.5 acre plot that once served as an elementary school campus. After the […]