10 YEARS AGO | 2012
- Halifax attorney Robert Morrison was appointed to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court bench for the 10th Judicial District on Wednesday, according to Judge Joel C. Cunningham’s office. Tenth Judicial Circuit Judges Cunningham, Leslie M. Osborn and Kim White selected Morrison to fill a seat vacated earlier this year with the retirement of Michael Rand. Several candidates, including Morrison and Halifax attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin, interviewed for the judgeship before the Virginia House and Senate courts earlier this year. The 10th Judicial Circuit includes circuit courts in the counties of Halifax, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg and Prince Edward.
- A 38.4-mile segment of the Banister River has qualified as a Virginia Scenic River based on a field evaluation conducted July 7-8 by the Department of Conservation and Recreation with support from the Virginia Tech Community Design Assistance Center. Town Manager Carl Espy made the announcement during the planning commission meeting Wednesday night. The evaluation was conducted on the segment of the Banister River that stretches from the Anderson Bridge at Route 640 in Pittsylvania County to the river’s confluence with the Dan in Halifax County.
- The months of off-season preparation and all of the pre-season talk is over. Tonight, the Halifax County High School varsity football team gets down to real business. Halifax County High School will face Jefferson Forest High School tonight at 7 p.m. at Tuck Dillard Stadium in the team’s home season opener. Tonight is Football Alumni Night at Tuck Dillard Stadium, and all former Comets football players are being urged to come out and support the Comets and new Head Coach Michael Roark as they make their 2012 season debut.