Midlothian truck driver charged in chain reaction crash

A Midlothian tractor trailer driver has been charged with reckless driving after his rig rolled through the stoplight at Riverdale’s busy 501-58 intersection and collected six other vehicles in a crash-reaction crash Wednesday.

It’s official: No high school sports this fall

Winter sports will get started Dec. 14, with football and other fall sports moved to Feb. 15

Assessing Throckmorton’s contributions

After a 30-year career coaching high school varsity football, Coach Grayson Throckmorton is done. Throckmorton announced last Friday he is retiring, effective immediately. So, how to assess Throckmorton’s contributions? He had a role in the two state championship Comet teams, as a player on the 1984 varsity baseball team and as an assistant under Larry Smith during varsity football’s 1991 […]

SBS still hopes to have season but cancels track championships

South Boston Speedway officials remain optimistic there will be some racing in 2020, but due to the lack of remaining weekends in the season and current COVID-19 restrictions no track championships will be awarded this season. “It is very unfortunate that this will be the first time in the track’s 63-year history that no championships will be awarded at the […]

Throckmorton learned from the best

Grayson Throckmorton landed his first head coaching job at Dinwiddie, in 1991. He had just completed a one-year assignment in Lynchburg, running the offense for E.C. Glass. When he left Dinwiddie after a two-year stint, Throckmorton moved on to Nottoway. Throckmorton ran the defense for Joe May, a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Throckmorton learned football lessons […]

Elaine Edmonds Campbell

Elaine Edmonds Campbell, of Danville, died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Sovah Health Hospital. Born in Halifax on Feb. 27, 1955, the 11th of 14 children born to the late Frank Fredrick (Dick) Edmonds and the late Vernell Martin Edmonds. She was a true sister, aunt, friend and constant witness for Jesus Christ. During her life, matriculated through the Halifax […]

Rosa Hamlett Cook

Rosa Hamlett Cook, 96, of Crystal Hill, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She was born in Charlotte County on Dec. 15, 1923, daughter of the late Luther Hamlett and the late Annie Trent Hamlett. She was married to the late Clayton Henry Cook and was a member of Ellis Creek Baptist Church. Ms. Cook is survived by her grandchildren, Karen […]

Hazel Williams Saunders

Hazel Williams Saunders, 81, of Halifax, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She was born in Halifax County on June 3, 1939, daughter of the late Wille Jesse Williams Sr. and the late Martha Ann Martin Williams. She was married to the late John Radford Saunders, Sr. and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Ms. Saunders is survived by her […]

Sharon Lea Walker

Sharon Lea Walker, 70, of Halifax, died Sunday, June 28, 2020. She was born in Washington DC on Oct. 25, 1949, daughter of the late George McCaffrey and the late Marie McCaffrey. She was married to Melvin Ronald Dawson, who survives, and was of the Episcopal faith.

Mrs. Walker was employed at the American Legion Post 139 in Arlington, where she […]

Alexander Anthony Bego

Alexander Anthony Bego, 55, of South Boston, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., on June 9, 1965, he was the son of Annamaria Inka Bego and the late Donald Bill Bego. He was married to the late Chawn Cliborne-Bego. Alexander loved fishing, technology, electronics and just tinkering with everything. He was formerly employed with Presto Products […]