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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.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost

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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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Virginia Michelle Davis Acree

SoVaNow.com / November 14, 2013

Virginia Michelle Davis Acree, affectionally known as “Jenny” of South Boston died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Berry Hill Nursing Home at the age of 43. Born in South Boston on Jan. 19, 1970 to the late Donald Davis and Carolyn Davis, she was formerly married to Irvin Acree and was a member of Ebenezer C.M.E. Church.

Ms. Acree is survived by a brother, Donald Davis Jr. of South Boston, a sister, Priscilla Sanford of South Boston, three nieces, Charlena Sanford of South Boston, Empress Sanford of Greensboro, N.C., and Nina Jones of Halifax, three uncles, Glenn Davis, Eugene Davis and Robert Sanford, an aunt, Doris Davis, a great aunt, Annie B. Jennings , a great niece, two great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends including her church mothers, Amelia Hamilton and Vivian Clark. In addition to her parents, Ms. Acree was preceded in death by a son, Brandon Jamar Davis.

A memorial service for Ms. Acree will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Andre Williamson officiating.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Priscilla Sanford, 105 Edmunds Street, South Boston.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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