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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.





Tyree James Oliver Sr. / July 02, 2013

Tyree James Oliver Sr. entered eternal rest on Saturday June 29, 2013 at Woodview Nursing Home.

He was born on Sept. 24, 1947 in Farmville, to the late Walter and Annie Venable Oliver. At an early age he accepted Christ as his personal savior and joined The Rocky Mount Baptist Church where he remained a member until death. He worked as a farmer and machine operator for Burlington Industries for 25 years. He was a kind-hearted person and didn’t mind helping others. Tyree loved being outsider fishing and gardening. Tyree was joined in holy matrimony to his wife of 39 years Dora Lee Hicks.

He leaves to cherish his memories a wife Dora Oliver, two daughters Jennifer and Laura Oliver of Clarksville, one son Tyree Oliver, Jr. of Skipwith, two brothers Thomas Oliver and Bobby Oliver (Rebecca), one sister Barbara Oliver all of Clarksville and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Friday July 5, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Carter’s Funeral Home.

Carter’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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