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10 years added to burglary sentence

Leonard to depart as Halifax IDA director

Matt Leonard, executive director of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, will be departing the position Nov. 1 in a decision that the IDA describes as “mutually agreed” upon.

Halifax County dodges a bullet with Florence

Riverdale floods, but it could have been much worse


Comets squander the win

After blowing sizeable leads, Comets fall to Tunstall 43-29 in district opener





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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