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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

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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





Frances Stone Kindley / February 13, 2018

Frances Stone Kindley, widow of Larry Eugene Kindley Sr., died Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at the age of 82. She was born in Baskerville, June 10, 1935, to the late Irene Thompson and Mortie Frank Stone. Mrs. Kindley was a 1952 graduate of Boydton High School. She worked in office administration at the Mecklenburg County School Board office for 32 years and was a member of Boydton Baptist Church.

Mrs. Kindley is survived by daughter, Karen Johnson and her husband, Rick of Raleigh, N.C., son, Larry E. Kindley Jr. and his wife, Velva of Buffalo Junction; grandchildren, Paige Lacks (David), Kyle Kindley (Jade) and Molly Johnson as well as great grandson, Cabell Kindley.

A funeral was held Monday, Feb. 12, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carl Bagley officiating. Committal was private.

The family received friends Sunday, Feb. 11, at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Boydton Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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