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South Boston Police catch up with suspect

Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Martha Powell Davis

SoVaNow.com / September 19, 2013
Martha Powell Davis of Davis Trail, South Boston passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. She was born Dec. 31, 1958 to the late Major Powell Sr. and Fannie Younger Powell and was 54 years of age. Mrs. Davis was married to the late Charlie Davis.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her children, Chancie Wagner, Shanice Davis and Sectric Powell, all of South Boston and four grandchildren, a sister Linda Powell, three brothers, Raleigh, Donnell and James Powell, other relatives and many friends.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Yancey conducting the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be on Friday at Dunn & Sons Funeral Home, 540 N. Main Street, Halifax from 1-7 p.m.

The family is receiving friends at the home, 1019 Davis Trail, South Boston.

Arrangements are by Dunn & Sons Funeral Service.

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