Dixie ballplayers, coaches cope with loss of R.J. Oliver

The community and the South Boston Dixie Majors baseball team were stunned to learn of the tragic death of R.J. Oliver, Jr., a popular all-star player, in an auto accident this weekend.

Comets open football season Aug. 26

The Virginia High School League has released its football schedule for this fall and Halifax County High School will play 10 straight weeks, with its open date falling on Nov. 4, the final week of the regular season. The Comets, who earned their second straight Region 5A North playoff berth under head coach Kenneth Day, will open with three straight […]

Sports Briefs

HCHS cross country practice begins Aug. 1 There will be a meeting and first practice for anyone interested in joining the Halifax County High School cross country team on Monday Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. at Edmunds Park. Those interested in trying out must have a physical for the 2016-17 season. Runners need to be dressed to workout and bring […]

Nelson Lacy Crews

Nelson Lacy Crews of Clover died Friday, July 22, 2016 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Aug. 10, 1932 and was 83 years old. He was the son of the late Alonza Merritt Crews Sr. and Grace Rickman Crews and was married for 61 years to Marguerite Anderson Crews. He was an active member of Mt. […]

Hazel Elliott Comer Tuck

Hazel Elliott Comer Tuck, of South Boston, died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the age of 87. She was born in Granville County, N.C., on May 24, 1929 to the late Boss Lee Elliott and the late Minnie Bray Elliott. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and was retired from Burlington Industries. She was a graduate of the […]

Roy Singleton Rogers

Roy Singleton Rogers, of Alton, died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the age of 69. He was born in Halifax County Dec. 28, 1946 to the late Guy Singleton Rogers and the late Mildred Link Rogers. Roy was a farmer and retired from Collins & Aikman in Roxboro. He enjoyed fishing and playing his guitar. Mr. Rogers is survived by […]

Wayne Taswell Seamster

Wayne Taswell Seamster, 68, of Clover, died Sunday, July 17, 2016. He was born in Halifax County on June 24, 1948, son of the late Taswell Junior Seamster and Mary Hackney Seamster. He was married to Peggy Throckmorton Seamster and was a member of Scottsburg Baptist Church. Mr. Seamster served as treasurer of Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department and also served […]

Mason Richard Pulliam

Mason Richard Pulliam died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the age of 73. He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 24, 1942 to the late Walter Lee Pulliam and the late Alpha Omega Simmons and was married to Carolyn Fletcher Pulliam. Mr. Pulliam was a member of Union Christian Church and was formerly employed with Daystrom and then Loxcreen […]

Barry Allen Puckett

Barry Allen Puckett of Halifax died Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on Jan. 14, 1957 and was 59 years old. He was the son of the late Allie Lee Puckett and Lena Mildred Wilmouth Puckett. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and was employed at JM Huber. Mr. […]

Man dies in Sunday crash near county line

A 19-year-old Alton man, Robert D. Oliver Jr., died in a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning near the Pittsylvania County line.