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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Robert Albert Jennings

SoVaNow.com / July 15, 2013


Robert Albert Jennings, 70, of Pine Height Trail, Halifax died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Pittsylvania County on Jan. 18, 1943, son of the late John Wesley and Mary Lee Womack Jennings.

Mr. Jennings is survived by his wife, Gracie Edmondson Jennings; one son, Ronald Barksdale of Halifax; one sister, Elder Barbara Graves of Sutherlin; four brothers, Thurman Jennings of Baltimore, Md., John W. Jennings, Samuel E. Jennings and wife Safiyyah and Charlie H. Jennings and wife Faye, all of Trenton, N.J.; two brothers-in-law, James Edmondson and wife Nannie and Richard Edmondson; one sister-in-law, Lillie M. Brown and husband Lewis of Halifax; two aunts, Flossie Stokes of Farmville and Annie M. Kirby of Halifax; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one brother, Walter M. Jennings.

A funeral will be held Monday, July 15, at 1 p.m. at New Mt. Olive Apostolic Church with Suffragan Bishop Leonia Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 1120 Pine Height Trail, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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