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Man sentenced to year in prison on drug count

Ten arrested, seven more sought in drug, firearms sweep

A long-term investigation has resulted in the arrest of 10 individuals in the Southside Virginia region on approximately 31 drug and firearm charges.

Victim identified in July 6 death in La Crosse

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office has identified Jessica Stroud, 35, of Waynesboro as the victim in a July 6 death in La Crosse that police describe as suspicious.


Halifax routed by Mecklenburg in pre-majors state tournament





Joseph Davis Mitchell Sr. / January 10, 2019

Joseph Davis Mitchell Sr., 82, of Summit Drive, South Boston died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at Sentara Meadowview Terrace. He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 30, 1936, son of the late Mary Jeffress and Guss Mitchell and was married to June Mitchell.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Mitchell is survived by one son, Joseph Mitchell (Tiffany) of South Boston; two daughters, Katina Powell (Michael) and Sandra Powell (Lawrence), all of Scottsburg; two step-daughters, Erica Mitchell of the home and Felicia Mitchell of New York; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Beverly Mitchell (Doreather) of Alexandria and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one son, Sam Marcus Mitchell and one step-daughter, Nikki Mitchell.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Morris Mitchell, eulogist.

Public viewing will be Friday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5-6 p.m. and other times at his home, 300 Summit Drive, South Boston.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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