Plain and Simple for July 31, 2014

I admit it. I love football. When I was growing up, we played lots of baseball and watched baseball on TV. The World Series came on TV during the day and we even stopped having PE on those days so that we could watch the games. What kid would not love that? But my heart was in football. I loved […]

Cecil Stover Reaves

Cecil Stover Reaves of Huell Matthews Highway, South Boston passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on April 11, 1938 and was 78 years old. He was the son of the late Beverly Averette Reaves and Sally Lewis Ford Reaves and was married to Janey Wilson Reaves who survives. He […]

Horace Vernon Murray

Rev. Horace Vernon Murray, born March 15, 1930, passed into his Heavenly on July 25, 2014. He was born to Rev. Richard and Dale Bridges Murray in Rocky Mount, N.C. He worked for International Harvester Company where he was known for his outstanding mechanical abilities. In 1966, he was called into full-time ministry and was licensed by Southside Baptist Church […]

John Acree Allen Jr.

John Acree Allen Jr. of Halifax died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 7, 1961 in Halifax County he was the son of the late John Acree Allen Sr. and Virginia Allen. Mr. Allen is survived by a daughter, Patricia Lynn Allen and two sons, Michael Allen Smith and Anthony John Allen, and a brother, David […]

Stamped and Delivered

USPS continues hour realignment

Five arrested in Mi Carreta break-in

Four adults and one juvenile have been arrested after South Boston Police officers were called to Mi Carreta in the Centerville Shopping Center early Friday morning to investigate a break-in there.

Local Bar leads Food Frenzy

The Halifax County Bar Association has been named one of the winners of the 2014 Legal Food Frenzy competition sponsored by the Feedmore Central Virginia Food Bank, a charitable organization based in Richmond.

Possession of fire bomb charged to South Boston man

A 54 year old South Boston man has been arrested and charged with the manufacture, possession or use of a fire bomb or explosive material or device. Matthew Hubbard Jr. is being held without bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax on the charges.

South Boston advances in O-Zone

Scottsburg has been eliminated in state Dixie Youth O-zone state tournament, and the South Boston allstars remain alive in the postseason event at the Day Complex.

Host South Boston picks up opening win in AAA at Day Complex

The South Boston Dixie Youth AAA allstars picked up at 16-9 win in its state tournament opener against Brunswick Saturday.