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Halifax balks at grant request for boat landing

Fearing potential liability for the town, members of Halifax Town Council Tuesday night shelved a proposal to seek grant funding for improvements to the Banister Lake public boat landing.

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Halifax County High School has seen no evidence of any mold problems this fall after suffering with severe mold problems last fall, maintenance director Jay Jennings advised school trustees during…

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Comets pick up first win

The Halifax County High School varsity football team handed Kenneth Day his first win as head football coach, powering past Person County Friday night, 42-29.

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Alphas G. Pollard

SoVaNow.com / March 26, 2013
Alphas G. Pollard, 94, of Chase City, died March 20, 2013.

She was a social reporter with The News Progress with 47 years of service, a long time member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, honorary trustee of Prestwould Foundation, board member of the Fine Arts Museum of Southern Virginia, honorary member of the Fortnightly Club, emeritus board member of MacCallum More Gardens and Museum, and was named Chase City “Citizen of the Year” in 1988.

She was the widow of Carl Edward Pollard and is survived by her son, Carl Edward Pollard Jr. and wife Mary, of Alexandria, daughter, Geraldine P. Sherman and husband Walter, of Fort Mill, S.C., grandsons, C. Edward Pollard III of Leesburg, F. Laughton Sherman and wife Mary, of New York, granddaughters, Susan Pollard Freimanis and husband Adam, of Alexandria, Portia Pollard Mackinnon and husband Mark, of Charlotte, N.C., six great grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 3 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Father Paul Phillips officiating. Mrs. Pollard will be interred in Woodland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John‚s Episcopal Church, 338 4th St., Chase City or MacCallum More Gardens, PO Box 104, Chase City, VA 23924.

Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family.

Condolences may be expressed at http://www.woodfuneralservice.com

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