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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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Georgia Brann Yancey

SoVaNow.com / February 28, 2013
Georgia Brann Yancey of 1111 Red Bank Road, Virgilina, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at the age of 76. She was born in Halifax County on July 27, 1936 to the late Henry Howard Smith and the late Dexter Elliott Smith and was married to the late Rufus Anderson Yancey. Mrs. Yancey was a member of Aarons Creek Baptist Church and was a farmer.

Survivors include three daughters, Gail Y. West and husband, Bob of Clarksville, Ginger Y. Groover and husband, Richard of Calabash, N.C., Yvette Y. Rice and husband, Wendell of Roxboro, N.C., one son, Andy Yancey of Virgilina; six grandchildren, Virgil Sehen, Chastity Wilson, Dexter Snow, Cody Snow, Mikaela Rice, Miranda Rice; and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. at Aarons Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Joe McDowell and Rev. Norman Talley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends at Brooks Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6:30-8 p.m. and at other times at her home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 115 Main St., South Boston, VA 24592.

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