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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





Joseph Henry Jackson / November 16, 2017

Joseph Henry Jackson, 69, of Glendale Drive, South Boston, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, N.C. He was born in Halifax County on Jan. 5, 1948, a son of the late George D. Scott and Flossie Jackson Scott and was married to Victoria Jackson. He was a member of Jeter Chapel Baptist Church and a United States Army veteran.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Victoria Jackson of the home; three sons, Joseph H. Jackson Jr. (Jackie) of Ogden, Utah, Jamel A. Jackson of Greensboro, N.C., and Jeffrey L. Jackson of South Boston; two daughters, Ingrid M. Bessard (Preston) and Karen Clark, both of Raleigh, N.C., 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Doris Scott of Stanton; one brother, Anthony Scott (Brenda) of South Boston, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Larry D. Scott.

A funeral will be held Friday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at Jeter Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Vaughn Brayboy officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Rites by American Legion Post 99 and the United States Army Honor Guard.

Public viewing will be Thursday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Thursday at his home, 128 Glendale Drive, South Boston.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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