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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





Pot, cash seized after shooting report / December 27, 2017
On Saturday, at 3:30 a.m. a call came into the Halifax E 911 Center about shots being fired in the 200 block of Glendale Drive in South Boston. Officers from the South Boston Police Department as well as deputies from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office responded and found that a residence there, as well as two vehicles in the yard, appeared to have been struck by gunfire.

Officers conducted a cursory search to look for anyone who might have been injured and found no one at the residence. Based on what officers found during the initial call, South Boston Police Officer A. B. Jones returned to the residence with a search warrant.

Then South Boston Police and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Deputies executed a search warrant on the residence shortly after 5:00 a.m. on Dec. 23. Seized during the execution of the search warrant were multiple pounds of high grade marijuana and a large amount of U. S. Currency. The street value of the marijuana is estimated to be valued at $30,000.

According to South Boston Police Detective Randy Redd investigation into this case is ongoing and arrests are anticipated in the future.

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