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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





John Radford Saunders Jr. / December 27, 2017

John Radford Saunders Jr., 62, of Halifax, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on July 24, 1955, a son of Hazel Williams Saunders and the late John Radford Saunders Sr.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Saunders is survived by a sister, Anne Saunders of Halifax.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, Dec. 26, 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Terry officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association, 311 South Blvd., Richmond, VA 23221.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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