Marie Gail Emerson

Marie Gail Emerson of South Boston died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at the age of 67. She was born in Halifax County on Sept. 11, 1947 to the late Howard Taft Clark and the late Sarah Love Conner Clark. Ms. Emerson was a licensed pharmacy technician at Halifax Pharmacy for 11 years and formerly with Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She […]

Frances McKay Bragg

Frances McKay Bragg, formerly of Scottsburg, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at The Hawfield Nursing Home in Mebane, N.C. She was born in Prince Edward County on Sept. 17, 1923 and was 91 years old. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence Gregory McKay and Lizzie Mae Covington McKay and was married to the late Horotia Scott Bragg. […]

Minnie Elder Weatherford

Minnie Elder Weatherford died Feb. 2, 2015. She was born in Halifax County on July 8, 1939, a daughter of the late Willie D. Elder and Minnie Singleton Elder. She was married to the late Willie Weatherford. Ms. Weatherford is survived by one daughter, Donna Wilson and two sons, Kenneth and Donald Weatherford, all of Richmond; six grandchildren, Derek Wilson, […]

Ann Lorraine Bowers Corelle

Ann Lorraine Bowers Corelle, 90, widow of George N. Corelle, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at her home. She was born April 4, 1924 in Richmond to the late Robert Burnley Bowers and Ida May Robinson Bowers. George and Ann owned and operated Belle Bakery in Richmond for many years prior to moving to South Boston in 1966, […]

Carolyn Jean Ballou

Carolyn Jean Ballou of Llewellyn Avenue, South Boston died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at Duke University Medical Center at the age of 60. Born in Halifax County on Dec. 14, 1954 to the late Prunious Ballou and Beverly Rosa Nell Edmonds Ballou, she was a member of Mayo Grove Baptist Church. Ms. Ballou is survived by a daughter, Tia Mitchell […]

Kamden Shaw Sydnor

Kamden Shaw Sydnor of Sinai Road, South Boston entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. He was born in South Boston on Dec. 16, 2014 and was seven weeks old. He was the son of Kendall Scott Sydnor Sr. and Jessica Tinesha Sydnor. He is survived by his mother and father of South Boston, two brothers, Kendall Scott […]

Halifax County office turmoil spills into courtroom

County planner accused of threatening finance director, who obtains protective order; staff members called upon to testify at Feb. 18 hearing in Halifax

Law library move draws nearer as boards talk

Library Board members have accepted an invitation to meet with the local Bar Association Friday, Feb. 20 to discuss the possible move of the Law Library from the courthouse to the Halifax library branch. The move, which has been the subject of much discussion over the past two years, will make the law library materials more accessible to the public […]

Additions to Mountain Road district sought

Thirty-seven new properties have been nominated to be added to the Mountain Road Historic District in the Town of Halifax as a result of the Town’s efforts to increase the earlier boundary — which originated at Edmunds Boulevard and stopped at Mimosa Drive. On Monday evening Marc Wagner of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources told a group of town […]

Halifax County Trustees establish student discipline committee

Long hours, heavy workload cited