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Transition center draws complaints of neighbors

Public input on the new “transition center” at 1332 Moore Street for locals struggling with homelessness and unemployment dominated debate at the Monday night meeting of South Boston Town Council.

Halifax lawyers inspired by their work for Legal Aid

You might think that the lives of Carol and Alan Gravitt were set on parallel courses from the start.

Halifax County trustees ease rules on student cell phone use

The Halifax County School Board agreed Monday night to revise the cell phone policy at Halifax County High School to make the rules more consistent and hopefully easier to enforce.

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Comets play well, for the most part, beat Buckingham 34-14


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Rosa L. Lawson

SoVaNow.com / April 20, 2017

Rosa L. Lawson, 76, of Alton, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Person Memorial Hospital, Roxboro, N.C. She was born in Halifax County on Augu.31, 1940, a daughter of the late Joseph Lawson and Lucy Garfield Lawson. She was married to the late Robert Lawson and was a member of Denniston Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Lawson is survived by two sisters, Mary Bolling of Alton and Janie Poole of Roxboro, N.C., five sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Lawson and three brothers, Eugene Lawson, Samuel Lawson and Peter Paul Lawson.

A funeral will be held Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. at Denniston Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Spencer Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5-6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at 1110 Bethel Hill Road, Alton.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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