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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.

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Tattoo parlor permit tops South Boston council agenda

SoVaNow.com / December 11, 2017


South Boston Town Council will host a public hearing tonight on a request for a special use permit to allow a tattoo parlor to operate in the Centerville business district. Town Planners have recommended approval of the request.

Also tonight, Council members will hear a report from the town board of viewers on a request by Dominion Virginia Power to close Estes Street and a portion of Oakes Avenue. Several meetings between Dominion officials and the staff of the Halifax County Service Authority, which has a water tank behind the Dominion office on North Main Street, have been held to work out a mutually satisfactory agreement by both parties.

Also, the terms of several members of the Planning Commission — chairman George Leonard and vice chairman Fields Thomas and members Harriett Claiborne and Beverly Crowder — expire this month. Council is expected to act on a recommendation that they all be re-appointed to serve another term.

Also, the name of Jason McCormick has been recommended for a future appointment on boards of viewers.

The Council meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. at Council Chambers on 502 Yancey Street.

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