An older model GMC car with antique license tags was destroyed in a fire on Berry Hill Road in South Boston Tuesday around noon.
Piedmont Access to Health Services, Inc. (PATHS) will begin using their mobile unit to provide community COVID-19 vaccinations,starting Friday.
State has added 1,700 fatalities in one week.
Even as COVID-19 cases have dropped from January highs, Halifax County has recorded three new virus deaths in recent days.
Halifax County added to the COVID-19 death toll the same day the nation surpassed an unthinkable milestone mark: 500,000 deaths from the pandemic.
Severe winter weather across the nation has impacted COVID-19 shipments, creating a cascade effect being felt in Halifax County.
UVa model predicts a decline if variants, relaxed behaviors of residents don’t cause a relapse.
Optimism mixed with warning to residents around the state: Do not become complacent.
A line of people waiting for an appointment to get their COVID-19 vaccine wrapped around the building at Halifax Pharmacy in South Boston on Tuesday morning.
In Halifax County, COVID-19 cases still remain elevated at higher rates than any month in 2020.
It was one and done for the Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team on Monday at Amherst County High School in the Region 4D quarterfinals, with the Lancers (8-3) using a 23-3 run in the third quarter to pull away to a 59-40 win.
The Comets were able to build a lead and never looked back.
Pre-k through third grade will be back in classroom next week; others will transition in phased approach during March, April.
Event at South Boston PATHS location is slated for Feb. 13; all slots are already filled.
After crossing the 2,000 COVID-19 case threshold Sunday, the local health department expects to see cases peak and then begin to fall this month, but officials warn now isn’t the time to ease back from tried-and-true virus prevention methods.
Seventy-two residents and staff members at Commonwealth Senior Living at South Boston received their first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine Saturday.
Halifax County recorded another COVID-19 death on Tuesday morning, a day after a new strain of the coronavirus was confirmed in Virginia.
In August, Halifax County Public Schools launched the HCPS Community COVID-19 Task Force to strengthen communication and collaboration with local stakeholders in an effort to better meet the ever-evolving needs of students and families during the pandemic.
Halifax County Service Authority customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are receiving help with paying their water bills.
Variants become a new worry with possible peak caseload lasting months.
Halifax County moved into Phase 1b for vaccinations this week, which includes K-12 teachers and other school staff.
Demand far outpaces supply for shots.
In just one week, Halifax County added 322 new cases of COVID-19 — only three shy of the record-setting figure for the entire month of December — and the latest forecast shows those numbers could easily double heading into February.
Halifax County residents 65 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution when the local health district advances into a new phase Monday.
According to the Virginia Department of Corrections, 129 inmates and 10 staff members at Halifax Correctional Center Unit 23 have tested positive for COVID-19.
Discussions on return-to-school guidelines and a new proposal to have certain career and technical students return to school facilities for in-person instruction is on the table for Halifax County School Board members when they meet Monday evening at Halifax County Middle School.
Halifax County records 240 cases of COVID-19 in first 10 days of new year while surrounding localities see staggering virus numbers.
As COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed to essential healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents, agriculture groups are requesting that frontline food and farm workers be prioritized next.
A few of the inmates started exhibiting symptoms early last week.
“The spike in cases is due to community spread,” Brookie Crawford, a spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Health, wrote in an email to The Gazette.
The Southside and Pittsylvania-Danville health districts are working to ensure the vaccination of the prioritized groups as defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and adopted by Virginia Disaster Medical Advisory Com…
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Facing a revised rezoning application and a mount of opposition from Cluster Springs residents, Halifax County Board of Supervisors took no action on a rezoning request in the area when they met Monday evening.
The Halifax County Adult Detention Center on Monday conducted a mass testing of inmates for COVID-19, according to jail site administrator Capt. David L. Moore Jr.
Two Centerville banks, Wells Fargo and Carter Bank & Trust, both located on Halifax Road in South Boston had signs posted Monday saying they are temporarily closed.
The Cluster Springs Volunteer Fire Department recently held their annual awards ceremony.
The Mt. Laurel Ruritan Club will have a stew on Saturday.
The Halifax County High School boys basketball team has back-to-back regional championships and two trips to the Virginia High School League state tournament under their belt as they head into the 2021 campaign.
27% of all 2020 cases occurred in last month of year; 19 new deaths added to local logs.
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The Southside Health District began conducting closed COVID-19 vaccination clinics for priority groups last week.
UVa report moves Southside Health District into surge designation ahead of what health experts fear will be a post-holiday explosion of cases.
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The South Boston Walgreens is one of four locations receiving Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 from now through Dec. 30.
As Virginia eclipsed 300,000 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, a report by the University of Virginia paints a dark picture of the months to come and predicts 400,000 new cases in the coming year.
Dr. James F. Witko, a pulmonologist with Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, rolled up his sleeve Thursday morning and became the first recipient of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine at the South Boston location.
With pre-K through third grade students set to return to a hybrid schedule with face-to-face instruction and distanced learning on Feb. 2, Halifax County School Board heard the plan for the schedule and safety measures when they met Monday evening.
While it will likely be the second quarter of 2021 before the general public will have access to a coronavirus vaccine, select health care workers with Sentara started receiving their dosage on Tuesday.
A total of 33 residents of South Boston Health and Rehab have died in a COVID-19 outbreak as of late November, the latest federal report shows.