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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Hitesburg News for Sept. 28, 2013

SoVaNow.com / September 26, 2013


Sunday, call to worship was “His Name is Wonderful” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “At Calvary.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by David Riley, was concerning turning our homes into what God wants them to be. Mr. Riley also discussed how we all need to be careful about what songs we listen to, shows we watch and/or the friends we choose to hang around with. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Jimmy Wilson. Hymn was “Open My Eyes That I May See.” Choir special was “The Longer I Serve Him.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Delores Hamlett, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “To Turn Your Home Into an Embassy for Christ.” Scripture came from Psalm 102, 1 Corinthians 5:20, Deuteronomy 6 and 2 Corinthians 10:4-5. Hymn was “The Old Rugged Cross.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Greg and Whitney Cranfill, Aubrey Cranfill, Erin Cranfill, and a couple of others.

Last Tuesday, Ruth Overby, Betty Griffin and Carolyn Murphy went to Greensboro to do some shopping. Mrs. Overby visited Norma Elliott last Wednesday afternoon. She also visited Annie Sue Overby throughout the week. Saturday, Mitzie Waller and Ruth attended the Waller family stew in the Volens community. That evening, the two ladies attended the Tri-County Benefit at Halifax County HIgh School and enjoyed hearing the Inspirations.

Hollie Mae Crenshaw visited Decatur Overbey a couple of times throughout the week.

Billie Sizemore and Brenda Young visited Deborah Pulliam and Helen Hayes last Tuesday afternoon. Tim Hayes, of Lake Mary, FL, was a Saturday overnight guest of Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam. They, with Kelly Ballance, Grayson Ballance and Harper Ballance, had lunch at Lamplighter Restaurant in Clarksville Sunday.

Last Wednesday, Janie Keeton and Annie Sue Overby visited Sambo Keeton. The two ladies also ate out at Hardee’s while together. During their meal, Sharon Adams stopped by to chat with them. Later, Mrs. Overby visited Beth. Thursday, Mrs. Overby and Ruth Overby went to Grassy Creek to visit a friend of theirs. They also had lunch in Nelson while together. Friday morning, Katherine Elliott and Arlene Campbell visited Annie Sue. Later, those three ladies also went to Grassy Creek and had lunch in Nelson. Ruth visited Annie Sue again Monday.

Saturday evening, Abraham Tillotson went to Averett Baptist Church to hear the group True Spirit.

Sam Parham and Norma Elliott attended the Tri-County benefit at Halifax County High School Saturday. They enjoyed hearing the Inspirations sing while there.

Ann Elliott and Taylor Elliott went shopping Saturday with Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington. Dean Elliott and Taylor visited with Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Sunday afternoon. Christian Willis and Erica Elliott stopped by to visit with Dean, Ann and Taylor Sunday afternoon.

Greg and Whitney Cranfill, Aubrey Cranfill and Erin Cranfill stopped by to see Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill Sunday. They all enjoyed lunch together and visiting with each other that afternoon as well.

Sunday, Delores Hamlett, Rocki Hamlett, Beth and a couple of their friends enjoyed lunch with Ruth Overby at her home. They, as well as Greg and Whitney Cranfill, Aubrey Cranfill, Erin Cranfill, Connie Cranfill and a couple of their other family members, enjoyed visiting and spending time with each other that afternoon.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Ray Gosney family and the Melvin Honeycutt family. Remember our great country and the problems in it, the lost/unchurched, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, people serving on mission, new church leaders and workers, people searching for jobs, Middle East situation and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Brandon Barksdale, Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark, Jonathan Fisher and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Lorrie Bray, ANNIVERSARIES: Jim and Sharon Forrester.



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