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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





Olympia Spring Pamplin / December 19, 2017

Olympia Spring Pamplin, 44, of Chase City, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital. Miss Pamplin was born in South Boston, on Oct. 29, 1973 to Ann Fuller Pamplin and the late Melvin Lee Pamplin. She was a 1991 graduate of Bluestone Senior High School, and a member of Silone Baptist Church. Miss Pamplin was previously employed by Hampco Apparel, Russell Stover Candies, and most recently with United Steps.

Cherishing her memories are her children, Da’von, Dashawn and Jarbarri Pamplin all of Chase City, two grandchildren; her mother, Ann Fuller Pamplin of Chase City, brothers, Melvin and Christopher Pamplin of Chase City, step-grandmother, Margaretta Fuller; four aunts, four uncles; a devoted aunt, Patricia Odemns and cousin, Steve Odemns; a special friend, Stanley Jones and other devoted friends, Marcus Duncan, Vincent Russell, Tonya Oliver, Tina Watson and Tiffany Terry, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to her father, Miss Pamplin was preceded in death by a sister, Angela Pamplin.

A funeral was held Sunday, Dec. 17, at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home, with Elder Steven Odemns, officiating. Burial followed in Silone Memorial Gardens.

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Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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