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Budget work session precedes Halifax County supervisors meeting tonight

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Southside digs out from snowstorm

Halifax and Mecklenburg counties accounted for most of the power outages reported in the area, and areas of Charlotte County received up to eight inches of snow.

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Larry Epperly and the Comet basketball staff have to be proud of Saturday’s comeback win over a tough R.E. Lee-Springfield outfit. The Comets’ latest opponent was clearly playing its best…

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George William Mandel Sr.

SoVaNow.com / November 19, 2012
George William Mandel Sr. of South Boston died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at The Woodview. Born in Baltimore, Md., on July 3, 1928, he was 84 at the time of his death. He was the son of the late John Michael Mandel Sr. and Rose Elizabeth Harman Mandel and was married to the late Mary Emily Severson Mandel. He was a retired steel worker with Bethlehem Steel and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and was a US Navy veteran.

Mr. Mandel is survived by a daughter, Shirley Mandel of South Boston and a son, Paul Mandel and wife Karen, also of South Boston, four grandchildren, Rebekah Hudgins and Sarah Mandel, both of South Boston, Joshua Mandel and wife Kristie of Minneapolis, Minn., and Rachel Espinosa and husband Sam of Lynchburg, and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, George William Mandel Jr., two great grandsons, Jacob Andrew Hudgins and Lucas Samuel Espinosa and by two brothers and a sister.

A graveside service will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. with Brother Doug Bowen conducting the service.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. For memorials please consider Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA. 24592. On-line condolences may be made at http://www.powellfunerals.com. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston.

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