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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Joyce Garnell Witcher Davis / January 12, 2012
Joyce Garnell Witcher Davis, 70, died January 6, 2012 at MCV Hospital, Richmond. She was born in Pittsylvania County on Nov. 2, 1941, a daughter of the late Magalene Witcher and Herbert Hall. She attended school in Pittsylvania County, was employed by Lane Furniture Company, Altavista and was a member of Miracle Revival Fellowship Holiness Church, Long Island.

She is survived by her husband, Roosevelt W. Davis of the home; 11 children, Gloria Stone of Long Island, Diane Wimbush (Quentin) of Java, Barbara Tucker (Randolph) of Nathalie, Ella Stone of Chatham, Darva Cheek (Rev. Jasper) of South Boston, Eva Davis of Hurt, Pamela Davis of Nathalie, Roosevelt, Jr. Davis (Carolyn) of Long Island, Wreckle Davis (Lena) of Nathalie, Rev. Michael Davis (Marcia) of Long Island, Donald Davis of the home; 42 grandchildren with three preceding her in death, 57 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. at Miracle Revival Fellowship Holiness Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public visitation today from 2-7 p.m. at Dunn & Sons Funeral Home, Halifax. The family is receiving friends at 164 Cedar Forest Road, Long Island.

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