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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Cecil Gray Granger / November 07, 2013

Cecil Gray Granger, 84, of 3077 Bellevue Road, Halifax, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on March 18, 1929, a son of the late John Cabel Granger and Lena Clark Granger and was married to the late Kathleen Williams Granger. He was a member of Winns Creek Baptist Church and a 61-year member of American Legion Post 8.

He is survived by nieces, Clara Powell of Halifax, Judy Granger Lorello of Midlothian and Sue Powell Edwards of Williamsburg; nephew, Bill Granger of Halifax; beloved friend, Anne Jones of Halifax. He was preceded in death by a sister, Justine Granger Powell and three brothers, Waverly, Ernest and Billy Granger.

A funeral was held Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Winns Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Kopko officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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