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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





Lewis Albailey Ferrell / January 11, 2018

Lewis Albailey Ferrell, 69, of South Boston died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on June 4, 1948, a son of the late Julia Elizabeth Moore Ferrell and Albailey Ferrell. He was raised by his grandparents, the late Alex and Malinda Moore and was a member of New Arbor Baptist Church.

Mr. Ferrell is survived by three children, Lawrence, Lewis Jr. and Ericia; his grandsons, Justin, Darien and Dayvon; three step-children, Tony, Shawnee and Monique; 11 siblings, Delois, Ronnie, Annielois, Glorya, Deloris, Larry, Abigail, Bruce, Huberlean, Jacy and Hazel; six aunts and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews and a devoted friend, Elsie White.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. at New Arbor Baptist Church with Rev. Nelson Stamps officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the home of Delois Ferrell, 1005 Glenn Hill Farm Road, South Boston.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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