VaNews for Halifax County
The Halifax County commonwealth’s attorney is asking the Virginia State Parole Board to reconsider a grant made to one of three people convicted in the 2011 murder of Eric Wynn, who was shot in the head and whose body was tossed down a well.
In a letter Monday, Tracy Q. Martin alleged that the board ignored the law in granting parole to Debra K. Scribner, 66,...
Halifax Town Council renewed its call for transparency in plans for renovating the courthouse at Tuesday’s meeting.
Council again urged the lines of communication be opened between them and county officials in terms of site plans and the impact on the town in terms of parking and other issues.
Repeatedly over the past four years, members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors have warned that the county must act to repair its crumbling courthouse or stand aside and watch judges dictate the scope of improvements — at an exorbitant cost to taxpayers. ... Under the Code, judges can go to court “to cause the necessary work to be done.” ... Del. James Edmunds, who said he learned of the budget language during this year’s session of the General Assembly, has advised county supervisors that they do not have to proceed with the Courthouse Project...
Duke Energy coal ash ponds in North Carolina — including two across the state line from Halifax County — have produced evidence of long-lasting contamination of nearby surface and groundwater sources, according to a new study by Duke University scientists.
Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin and City of Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring held a joint press conference Tuesday afternoon in Halifax to discuss their decision not to charge South Boston officers in the death of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr., who died three years ago in police custody.
Earlier on Tuesday morning, Martin released a 76-page report that delved into the circumstances of Lambert’s death and the actions of three officers who used Tasers to subdue the Richmond construction worker as he tried to escape custody outside the local hospital emergency room.
Jack Dunavant is livid.
The Halifax Town Councilman who unsuccessfully attempted to claim ownership of the former Halifax Elementary School property last month is accusing members of Halifax Council and the Halifax County Board of Supervisors of being involved in “a rigged” process.
Citing widespread problems with Halifax County’s voting machines, sheriff candidate Chris Hudson said yesterday he plans to challenge the results of the Nov. 3 election by taking the matter to court.
Hudson, who placed a distant third in the sheriff’s race, said he has been in contact with an election lawyer to determine what steps are open for him to address potential ballot errors.
Former Halifax County School System Chief Financial Officer William R. “Bill” Covington was appointed to fill the Halifax Town Council vacancy in Ward D, and Kristy Johnson, the town’s first female mayor, was sworn in Tuesday evening during the council’s regular monthly meeting.
Chris Hudson, a former investigator with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department who unsuccessfully ran against incumbent Sheriff Fred S. Clark in the Nov. 3 election, told supervisors they need to act immediately on replacing the county’s voting machines.
Hudson, who came in third in the sheriff’s race in November behind winner Fred Clark and Thomas Logan, voiced concerns during the public comment period of Monday’s board of supervisors meeting
After five full months of dysfunctional behavior that has resulted in a leaderless governing body, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors yielded to the public’s demand, got their acts together and successfully elected a chairman and vice chairman during their regular monthly meeting Monday night in Halifax.