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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Eight of nine Halifax County schools accredited

Trustees set goals at retreat, hail progress in state ratings


Era of segregated schools is over, but achieving racial parity in education continues to be an unmet challenge


Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage





Joyce Logan Burnett / February 13, 2018

Joyce Logan Burnett, widow of James Wesley Burnett, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at the age of 81. She was born on Feb. 26, 1936 in Tappahannock, to the late Ida Mae Tench and Clifton Harris Logan. In Joyce’s earlier years, she worked at Lurie Plastics in Colonial Heights.
She moved with her husband to Buffalo Junction in 1992, where her time was lovingly spent baking and participating in church activities. She was also an avid bowler. Joyce was a member at Union Chapel Baptist Church.

Joyce is survived by daughters, Deborah Richardson of Dinwiddie and Patricia Seeley of Midland, Texas, grandchildren, Lori Gagliardi, Karen Toombs, James E. Stone Jr., and Brittany Austin; six great grandchildren; siblings, Clifton Logan, Brenda Wojcik, both of Dinwiddie and Mable Harpole of Petersburg.

In addition to her husband and parents, Joyce was preceded in death by three siblings.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the chapel at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home. Rev. Jackie Wray conducted the service.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Union Chapel Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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