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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





Ella McCormick Womack / January 08, 2018

Ella McCormick Womack of Danville, formerly of Halifax County, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at the Piney Forest Health and Rehab. She was born August 18, 1932 in Halifax County and was 85 years old. She was the daughter of the late Robert McCormick and the late Lillian Crews McCormick. She was of the Baptist faith.

Ms. Womack is survived by a brother, Roy McCormick and wife Alice of Halifax, several nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law, Audrey McCormick of South Boston.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Caleb, Jack and Oscar McCormick.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home with the Rev Doug Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in the Halifax Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan. 9, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.

For memorials please consider a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Powell Cremation Services.

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