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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Flossie Hankins Hughes

SoVaNow.com / May 20, 2013

Flossie Hankins Hughes, 79, of 3213 Thompson Store Road, Vernon Hill, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Pittsylvania County on Sept. 7, 1933, a daughter of the late Adam Roosevelt Hankins and Freddie Hughes Hankins and was a member of New Vernon Baptist Church.

She is survived by five daughters, Freddie Fallen and husband, Arthur Lee and Dorothy Ferrell and husband James, all of Vernon Hill, Linda Palmer and husband Lawrence and Wanda Hankins and companion Darius Anderson, all of Danville, Martha Hankins of the home; one son, Adam Hankins and companion Ethel Glass of Halifax; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Helen Royal of South Boston and Betty Richardson of Vernon Hill; one aunt, Mary Hughes of New York; a devoted friend, Minnie Stephens; three devoted friends she considered sons-in-law, James Jennings, Lawrence Majors, Donnie Canada; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Wylie and Sallie Ferrell and two brothers, Henry Hankins and George Hankins.

A funeral will be held Monday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at New Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. John Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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