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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





Deborah King Hatcher / December 14, 2017

Deborah King Hatcher, 63, of South Boston, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. She was born in Durham, N.C., on Jan. 21, 1954, a daughter of the late Charles Curtis King and Frances Lacks King. She was married to Floyd Watson Hatcher Jr. and was a member of Red Level Church of God.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hatcher is survived by one daughter, Laura Hatcher and Andre Rawlinson of South Boston; one son, Floyd Watson Hatcher III and wife Leslie of Blairs; seven grandchildren, Bradley Giles, Alyssa Giles, Tara Hatcher, Micah Hatcher, Jackson Hatcher, all of Blairs, Tori Hatcher of Scottsburg and Anna Wilborne of South Boston.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at Red Level Church of God, 1144 Red Level Church Road, Scottsburg, with Rev. Josh Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends immediately after the service and at other times at 5043 Bold Springs Road, South Boston.

Memorials may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation, 1622 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228 or a charity of your choice.

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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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