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Celebrating Easter at sunrise

Numerous churches across Halifax County will be hosting Easter Sunrise Services on Sunday morning to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Many will begin as early as 6 a.m.

Groups appeal for town funding

Of those appearing before Council, Jewell Medley of the United Way made a first-ever request from her agency for funds. Whereas the UW for years was supported by donations from…

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).

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Search underway for missing Scottsburg women

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Mary Lee Lambert (l) and Lillian Snead Rickmond
SoVaNow.com / February 21, 2014
The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office has issued an alert asking residents to be on the lookout for two missing elderly women from the Scottsburg area.

Around 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, Mary Lee Lambert, 87, and Lillian Snead Rickmond, 79, both of Scottsburg, left a family member’s residence at the 7400 block of Vaughan Road in Dinwiddie County en route back to their homes in the Dryburg area of Halifax County. They did not make it home and have been heard from or seen since.

Mrs. Lambert was driving a gold 2004 Chevrolet Impala with Virginia handicapped plates: 32-9488. Both women have been described by their families as having very early signs of onset of dementia.

Mary Lee Lambert is described as 5-7” tall, weighing 115 pounds with a frail build, gray hair and green eyes.

Lillian Snead Rickmond is described as 5-5” tall, weighing 160 pounds with gray hair and green eyes.

If anyone has any information on these women, please contact the Halifax County Sheriff's Office at 434-476-3334 or the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office at 804-469-3755 or the Petersburg / Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

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