Virginia Anne Guthrie Jennings

Virginia Anne Guthrie Jennings, 94, of Nathalie died, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Jennings Jr. Anne was born in Halifax County on Oct. 16, 1922, a daughter of the late Flournoy Caldwell Guthrie and Virginia Turner Guthrie. She was a lifelong member of Childrey Baptist Church where […]

Jo Ann Poole

Jo Ann Poole, of South Boston, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. She was born on March 29, 1925 in Athens, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late John and Hal Dean Murphy and was married to the late Dred W. Poole Sr. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Kay Price. Jo Ann was a Past Matron […]

Herbert Allen Lacks

Herbert Allen Lacks of Harding Street, Halifax died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 67. Born in Halifax County on Feb. 11, 1949 to Thurla Lacks and the late Thomas C. Lacks and was formerly married to Linda Green. He was a member of Bethel Grove Baptist Church and was employed with ABB […]

Richard Gale Caudle

Richard Gale Caudle, 80, of Virgilina, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. He was born in Virgilina on Jan. 23, 1936 to the late Richard Herbert Caudle and the late Lois Gillis Caudle and was married to Mary Frances Caudle. Mr. Caudle was the owner/operator of Caudle’s Body Shop in Virgilina. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was […]

Halifax, where Trump ran strong

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Springfield celebrates opening with corn whiskey

Springfield Distillery, Halifax County’s newest bed and breakfast paired with handcrafted spirits, is celebrating its grand opening Friday afternoon with the rollout of craft whiskey. Owned and operated by James and Kelly Gordon, the distillery is nestled in the wooded River Road area, sitting on 46 acres of the historical 1842 Springfield Plantation. Having moved from northern Virginia a few […]

Horses killed in pickup collision

Two horses were killed after being struck by a pick-up truck early Tuesday morning on State Route 658 (Cluster Springs Road) about one-half mile south of State Route 707 (Paradise Road). The animals were hit by a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 operated by 40-year-old Thomas S. Moser of South Boston. The mishap took place at 5:31 a.m. Moser was not […]

Halifax County supes to pay higher architectural fees

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors on Monday night approved architectural fees submitted by CJMW for work done on the Courthouse Project. In accepting a higher charge from the architectural firm — some $394,000 more than originally expected — supervisors acknowledged that the fees fall within the 7.5 percent variance that the county agreed to when it signed a contract […]

Carry that weight

Now comes the moment in the life of our republic when we set aside the divisiveness and rancor of a hard-fought election and rally together as one America, except that’s not really going to happen, as we all know. In checking around folks’ social media pages and picking up bits and pieces of conversation since Tuesday’s vote, it comes as no surprise to hear people express a yearning for a return to normalcy. Too bad. Tuesday proved there is no such thing.

Veterans Day parade set Saturday in South Boston

The community’s annual Veterans Day Parade will be held Saturday. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Carrington Street and Wilborn Avenue (across from Hardees). Entrants are asked to please arrive by 10:30 a.m. at the latest to line up. If you would like to register to be in the parade, please call Cary Ford at 434-470-7977. […]