20 Years Ago | 1999
• School system officials are expected to unveil proposals Monday for a new concession stand/restroom facility at Tuck Dillard Stadium and renovations and an addition to the county school bus garage. The estimated cost of the proposed 30-foot by 60-foot concession/restroom facility will be close to $149,000.
• O’Sullivan Industries, which has grown from 170 employees here to over 600, is inviting job applicants and the general public to a job fair and open house at O’Sullivan’s 1075 Fulp Industrial Road plant in Halifax County Industrial Park. O’Sullivan is a leading ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturer.
• Halifax County High School’s Nora Lee and Mary Catherine Thompson were defeated in the semi-final round of the Western District Tennis Tournament in Lynchburg. In Tuesday’s singles tournament, Lee was defeated by Spencer Brown of E. C. Glass 6-1, 6-0 in one of the semi-final contests. And in Wednesday’s doubles tournament, Lee and Thompson were beaten by Kyle Montgomery and Robyn Swift of Albemarle, 6-2, 6-0.
45 Years Ago | 1974
• Billy Arrington of Omega was spokesman for a delegation asking for a later school opening in Halifax County schools next fall to provide time for farmers to get their crop in. Present school policy provides four days in September when the schools are closed on Thursdays and Fridays. The board decided to study and work out a solution to the tobacco problem before the calendar is worked out for next year.
• School superintendent Udy C. Wood will receive $4,150 more in salary and fringe benefits next year, bringing his total salary to $28,150, it was announced today. The mid-year hike in Wood’s salary came after Wood revealed that he was negotiating for a superintendent’s position in neighboring Pittsylvania County.
• Members of the Aaron’s Creek 4-H Club were David Woltz, Alan Tysinger, Kevin Davis, Ginger Yancey, Eddie Woltz, Darrel Lloyd, Stephen Woltz, Marshall Tysinger, Todd Nunn and Riley Hite.
60 Years Ago | 1959
• Slightly over $4,000 was reported raised this morning by Mac Henderson, treasurer of a group attempting to raise $10,000 to bring the 1960 Little Boys Baseball Dixie World Series to South Boston. The group, working in conjunction with Hugh Moore, Virginia state director, plans to raise the money as insurance of proper financing if the league’s directors vote to hold the series here next August.
• Halifax voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to say whether they’re willing to double the cost of water to improve the water supply. The bond referendum, authorized Tuesday by Circuit Court Judge G. E. Mitchell Jr., calls for borrowing up to $175,000 to construct a filter plant on Banister River and for laying an 8-inch line from the plant to the town’s 60,000-gallon high level tank. If it passes, the bond issue means that the county seat will turn from a well water source of supply, which has plagued residents with rust and iron deposits damaging to pipes and laundry and offensive to taste, to a river water supply.
• In the ad department: Hodges Jewel Box was advertising its 37th anniversary sale featuring a pair of imported binoculars for $18.88, Hamilton portable stereo for $39 and a 3-piece luggage set for $12.88. Chandler-Walker Furniture Company was featuring a big special purchase on a Peerless queen quality mattress for $39.95. Kane Furniture continued its going out of business sale offering a maple bunk bed outfit for $38.88 and a “Thayer” maple crib for $18.99. Boston Motor Company was advertising the 1960 Dodge Dart, a complete new line of economy cars in the low-price field that comes in 20 exciting models – 3 great series, Seneca, Pioneer and Phoenix.