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South Boston Police catch up with suspect

Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Shirley Harding Bigger

SoVaNow.com / December 12, 2012
Shirley Harding Bigger, 76, of Keysville, passed away on Dec.9, 2012.

She was born on Jan. 8, 1936 in Lunenburg County to the late Andrew and Alma Robertson Harding. Mrs. Bigger was a very active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and she owned and operated Boswell Bookkeeping in Chase City.

She is survived by her husband, William H. “Sammy” Bigger Jr.; two sons, William Bigger and wife, Amy of Keysville, and Ronnie and wife, Connie of Keysville, two grandchildren, Mary Kathryn Bigger and Ashley Nicole Bigger; one sister, Patricia Byrd of Mineral, and one half-brother, Samuel Watson of Fredericksburg.

A funeral will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Coan Agee and Reverend Alden Hicks officiating.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home.

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.newcomballgoodfh.com.

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