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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





Lottie Williamson Ferrell / January 02, 2018

Lottie Williamson Ferrell, age 87, of Wylliesburg, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. She was born Oct. 25, 1930 in Mecklenburg County, to the late John Williamson and Mary Isabelle Elliott Williamson.  She was a member of Wylliesburg Presbyterian Church. 

Lottie is survived by two daughters, Diane F. Glasgow and husband, Barry of Mechanicsville, and Linda F. Jackson and husband, Fred of Saxe, two sons, Ronnie Ferrell and Frannie Jones of Red Oak, and Timmy Ferrell and wife, Devone of Wylliesburg, seven grandchildren, Lynn Jackson, Emily Jackson, Aubrey Glasgow, Kevin Ferrell, Justin Ferrell, Davey Ferrell, and Jessica Elliott; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Ferrell Family Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 7-8:30 p.m, at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.

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