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10 years added to burglary sentence

Leonard to depart as Halifax IDA director

Matt Leonard, executive director of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, will be departing the position Nov. 1 in a decision that the IDA describes as “mutually agreed” upon.

Halifax County dodges a bullet with Florence

Riverdale floods, but it could have been much worse


Comets squander the win

After blowing sizeable leads, Comets fall to Tunstall 43-29 in district opener





Elizabeth Fogle Conner / December 27, 2017

Elizabeth Fogle Conner, 71, of South Boston died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. She was born in Halifax County on July 12, 1946, a daughter of the late Eldred Elwood Fogle and the late Betty Bane Fogle. She was married to the late Thomas Blenton Conner and she was a member of First Baptist Church.

Ms. Conner is survived by a sister, Sandra Fogle Coburn and husband Gene of Louisville, Ky., and a significant other, Tyrone Powell of Halifax.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. Bob Ballance officiating. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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