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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

Trustees set goals at retreat, hail progress in state ratings


Era of segregated schools is over, but achieving racial parity in education continues to be an unmet challenge


Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage





Roger Dale Clay / December 27, 2017

Roger Dale Clay, 40, of South Hill, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. He was born in Halifax County on June 23, 1977, a son of the late Overton Clay and Patricia Anderson. He was married to April Renee Baker Clay and was employed by Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authorities.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Clay is survived by five children, Blair Clay, Bryce Clay, Cameron Kinker, Clint Kinker and Cody Kinker, all of South Hill; four sisters, Kathy Smith and husband Ronnie of Cluster Springs, Deborah Conner of Cluster Springs, Joann Miller of Cluster Springs and Tammy Fisher and husband Michael of Cluster Springs; one brother, Michael Anderson of South Boston; special friends, Wayne and Connie Hall of South Hill and a host of in-laws.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation, 1622 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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