Louise Clay Montgomery

Louise Clay Montgomery, 95, of Nathalie, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at Autumn Care of Altavista. She was the wife of the late Richard Lacy Montgomery. She was born Nov. 20, 1924 in Nathalie, a daughter of the late Joe Thomas Clay and Mattie Eanes Clay. She was a member of Mulberry Baptist Church and a homemaker. Louise enjoyed gardening […]

Ruth Lucille A. Ferrell

Ruth Lucille A. Ferrell, 85, of Halifax, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. She was born in Mecklenburg County on July 12, 1934, daughter of the late Eddie Lee Allgood and the late Dora Ann King Allgood. She was married to the late Jesse Owen “Doc” Ferrell and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Ms. Ferrell is survived […]

Wesley Grey Simmons

Wesley Grey Simmons, 80, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Born in Halifax County on June 15, 1939, he was the son of the late Frank Edward Simmons and the late Louise Reagan Simmons. He was married to Faye Hudson Simmons, who survives. Wesley was retired from the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Department as an investigator and was a veteran of the United […]

Nancy Edmonds Ross

Nancy Edmonds Ross, 70, of Glendale Drive, South Boston, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Halifax County on July 1, 1949, daughter of the late Henry Edmonds and Rosa Carter Edmonds. She was married to Walter Ross and was a former employee of Star Value and Walmart of South Boston. Mrs. Ross […]

Olivia Carrington Thomas

Olivia Carrington Thomas, 85, of Scottsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at Woodview Nursing Home. She was born in Halifax County on Oct. 28, 1934, daughter of the late William B. Carrington and Ethel Hicks Carrington. She was first married to the late Floyd W. Thomas and later married the late Robert Banks. She was a member of Piney Grove […]

Halifax joins gun sanctuary push

Supervisors heed huge crowd, approve Second Amendment Sanctuary to fight new gun laws

‘Immunize’ rural Virginia? Area lawmakers express doubts

With a Democratic governor and his party taking over majorities in both houses of the General Assembly in 2020, Southside’s Republican lawmakers are playing down the prospects of stopping gun control bills from becoming law next year. The switch in party control will rob Republicans of a reliable burial ground for gun bills in past years: the House Militia, Police […]

Artists are the true Guitar Heroes at library auction

Move over Rover, and let Jimi take over, sang Jimi Hendrix — or you can head on over to the South Boston Public Library on Friday night and celebrate guitar heroes at the library system’s fourth annual art, wine and auction fundraiser. This year’s theme is “Rock ‘N’ Read, with artworks for sale that play on the theme of music […]

Assailant robs Valero, flees with cash

Local police are searching for an assailant who robbed the Valero Store on Philpott Road on Sunday night and fled on foot with an undisclosed sum of cash. The suspect, described by the Sheriff’s Office as a black male wearing a hoodie and mask, entered the convenience store shortly after 9 p.m. and approached a clerk to demand cash. The […]

Vehicle smashed in hit-and-run collision

A hit-and-run driver plowed into a parked Jeep Grand Cherokee Tuesday morning and caused thousands of dollars of damage to the vehicle before the person responsible drove off on Chamberlain Street in South Boston. The collision was captured by a neighbor’s household surveillance camera and video has been turned over to South Boston Police. This incident is under investigation and […]