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Felony arrest warrant issued for Easley in Smith abduction

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A felony arrest warrant has been obtained for Jeffrey Scott Easley for the abduction of 12 year old Brittany Mae Smith. Above is a silver 2005 Dodge Neon similar to the one being sought in the abduction.
Roanoke County Police have obtained a felony arrest warrant for 32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Easley for abduction in the disappearance and search for 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith of Roanoke County.

Nine seek vacant South Boston council seat

Nine citizens have stepped forward, willing to serve out Sandra Thompson’s unexpired term on South Boston Town Council. Town Council, which has complained that it often has to twist arms to fill vacancies, now finds itself with an abundance of riches.

Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever opens Thursday

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The cast of the Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever went through its paces Tuesday night in anticipation of the Thursday opening of the production. (David Conner II photo)

South Boston man collects $250,000 lottery prize

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Sterling Williams of South Boston was on his way home from work when he bought a Virginia’s $250,000 Jackpot ticket from a Virginia Lottery retailer.

UPDATE - Jeff Easley’s mother pleads with him to come home, release girl

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Top, surveillance video from a Wal-Mart show Jeff Easley and Brittany Smith leaving.
The Virginia State Police have issued an Amber Alert for Brittany Mae Smith, 12. She was last seen Dec. 2 at 3341 Fort Lewis Cr., Salem, Va. Her alleged abductor has been listed at Jeffrey Scott Easley, WM, 5, feet 11 inches, 265 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Roanoke County Police Dept at 1-540-777-8641 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.
At a 3:45 p.m. news conference, the second of the day, Jeff Easley’s mother, Sallie Martin of Roanoke, pleaded with her son to take Brittany Smith somewhere safe and drop her off, and to come home himself.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever opens Thursday at the Prizery

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‘BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER’ OPENS THURSDAY –  The heartwarming, hilarious story of a church Christmas play seemingly destined for disaster opens Thursday for eight shows at The Prizery arts center in South Boston. About 60 people from three counties star in two separate casts. For tickets: (434) 572-8339 or

HCHS Ace team performs well in home meet

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The Halifax County High School ACE team had its home match Monday night against teams from GWHS, William Fleming and Patrick Henry. (David Conner II photo)
Halifax County High School’s varsity ACE team won Monday’s home ACE match and the Western Valley District regular season title in its home match at the high school.

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