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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Eight of nine Halifax County schools accredited

Trustees set goals at retreat, hail progress in state ratings


Era of segregated schools is over, but achieving racial parity in education continues to be an unmet challenge


Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage





Catherine V. Vaughan / January 08, 2018

Catherine V. Vaughan, 89, of South Boston, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. She was born in Halifax County on May 18, 1928, a daughter of the late John Henry Vaughan and Kate R. Vaughan. She was married to the late Junior Lewis Vaughan and was a member of Seven Oaks Baptist Church.

Ms. Vaughan is survived by one son, Steve Vaughan and wife Gail of South Boston; three grandchildren, Leslie Hess and husband Donnie of Halifax, Scott Vaughan of Henderson, N.C., and Billy Vaughan of Clinton, Md., and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Jane Vaughan and brothers Henry, Robert and Wilson Vaughan.

A funeral was held Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy McLillian officiating. Burial followed in Union United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Union United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 3085 Union Church Road, South Boston, VA 24592.

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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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