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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Spencer Dion Smith / November 15, 2012
Spencer Dion Smith of Ashcake Creek Road, Scottsburg died Nov. 10, 2012 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 48.

Born in Halifax County on Feb. 16, 1064, he was the son of Ollie Carden Smith and the late Robert Smith. He was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church and was employed by H&M Logging Company.

Mr. Smith is survived by two daughters, Monique Ferrell and husband, Dion of South Boston and Tamia Brooks of Clover; his mother and step father, Ollie C. McLemore and Joseph McLemore of Scottsburg; a sister, Shavown Brown of Temple Hills, Md., a brother, Anthony Smith and wife Helen of Scottsburg and a grandson; a devoted friend, Jennifer Conner and her son, Traven Conner and a host of other relatives and friends

A funeral will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at Spanish Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. William J. Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dion and Monique Ferrell, 1130 River Road, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston.

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