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Wednesday blaze strikes Franklin Street home in South Hill
Damage toll from wind may hit $60,000
The robber is described as a white male with red hair, in his late 40’s, approximately 6’ tall. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a navy blue jacket, army-green colored pants, a white floppy hat with the ear pieces pulled down, a white surgical mask and white surgical gloves.
The South Hill Volunteer Fire Department has answered 468 calls this year, many times led by members 63 years or older. To recognize these stalwart volunteers, SHVFD Fire Chief Rosser Wells presented a special t-shirt recognizing them as the Geritol Crew. The presentation took place at the department’s Christmas Banquet Saturday night in South Hill. Pictured: Grady Waters, who is 66 years old and has answered 312 calls in 2014; James Kidd, who is 68 and has answered 400 calls; Jimmie Walker, 67, with 316 calls answered; D.T. Vaughan, 64, with 218 calls answered; and at 63 years of age, Chief Wells, 365 calls answered. These dedicated volunteers were recognized by members of the SHVFD for their many years of combined service protecting the community. For more fire department honors, see page C6. (Lisa Clary photo)
Members of the Halifax Town Police force presented their chief, Kevin Lands with a watch for Christmas and a plaque expressing their gratitude for his leadership. Shown with Lands are officers Michael White, Jared Florence and Sgt. Stuart Comer.
Comer credited for solving burglary, gun ring case
CMH-VCU CEO Scott Burnette, shown in the foreground with John Duval, CEO of MCV Hospitals, VCU Health Systems, pressed for state approval of a new hospital in South Hill at an October public hearing.
Groundbreaking just months away for new $100 million hospital
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