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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

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Nona Jennings / February 12, 2018

Nona Jennings of Nathalie died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at the age of 82. Born in Campbell County on Sept. 7, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Farris Tibbs Jennings and was married to the late Herbert Jennings.

Nona was a member of Ellis Creek Baptist Church. She loved fishing, growing flowers and her family, especially her grandchildren that gave her many joys in life.

She is survived by daughters, Audrey Jennings, Roxsy Dunkley and fiance, Ronnie Hazelwood, Linda Womack and Tammy Conner and husband, Dean, all of Nathalie; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and an announcement with another great grandchild on the way; sisters, Iris Crose and Maryleen Franklin; brother, Vernon Jennings; special sister in law, Madeline “Patty” Jennings.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Lynwood “Pee Wee” Jennings and five brothers.

A funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 11, at Brooks Lyon Betty B. Jones Chapel. Burial followed at Ellis Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends Saturday, February 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and other times the home, 1055 Cora Watts Trail, Nathalie.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services,.

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