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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).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Albert Daniel Atkins

SoVaNow.com / November 05, 2013

Albert Daniel Atkins, 82, of Chase City, entered eternal rest Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at Hunter Homes McGuire Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

Mr. Atkins was born in Charlotte County on Sept. 25, 1931 to the late Herbert and Grace Watkins Atkins. He graduated from Charlotte County Public Schools and attended St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville. Mr. Atkins was a United States Army Veteran and member of Salem Baptist Church, where he served on the deacon board. He retired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as an Engineering Technician.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Alton Atkins Sr. and three sisters.
Cherishing his memories are his wife of 56 years, Albena Atkins of Chase City, two children, Rufus Atkins (Lisa) of Petersburg, and Albertine Atkins-Childress of Woodbridge, one daughter-in-law, Lisa Atkins of Baltimore, Md., three sisters, I. Belle Atkins and Helen Gibson of Red Oak, and Venoy Barbour of West Babylon, N.Y., one sister-in-law and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, Red Oak, with Rev. Roger L. Allen, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com

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