TRUSTEE’S SALE OF 2068 MOUNTAIN ROAD, HALIFAX, VA 24558. In execution of a certain Deed of Trust dated December 23, 2005, in the original principal amount of $54,400.00 recorded in the Clerk’s Office, Circuit Court for Halifax County, Virginia, in Book 951 at Page 321 as Instrument No. 060001116 . The undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public […]

Kelly Cherry

Kelly Cherry, 81, died on March 18, 2022. She was born Dec 21, 1940 in Baton Rouge La. Ms. Cherry made her home in Halifax County. Ms. Cherry was a novelist, poet and essayist. She was named by the state’s Poet Laureate by Gov. Bob McDonnell in 2010. She is survived by her beloved Booker (her little boy). She was […]

John Adams Glass

John Adams Glass, 66, of Butner, N.C., died Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Duke University Medical Center after a three year battle with cancer. His wife, daughters, and brother were by his side. The second of three children, John was born in South Boston on Feb. 13, 1956 to the late Kenneth Harrison Glass and Alice Crute Glass. He was […]

Garnett Richardson Lowe

Garnett Richardson Lowe of South Boston died Sunday, March 6, 2022. She was born in Portsmouth on July 21, 1924 and was 97 years of age. She was the daughter of the late M.H. Richardson and the late Mildred Stokes Richardson. She was married to the late William Lee Lowe. Even at 97 years old, Garnett was an active member […]

Debra Loftis Hackney

Debra “Debby” Loftis Hackney, wife of Ronnie Earl Hackney, died Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the age of 70. She was born on Feb. 5, 1952, in Halifax County and was the daughter of the late Graham Watkins Loftis and the late Margaret Brown Loftis. Debby was a class of 1972 graduate of Halifax County High School. She enjoyed flowers, […]

Court evidence presented in Bratton case

Hearing in Halifax centers on surveillance video, testimony of South Boston police officers

A special prosecutor presented the first public evidence against former South Boston Police Lt. Tiffaney Bratton White in a hearing Wednesday to certify two embezzlement charges to send to a grand jury for indictment. Presiding Judge Jody Fariss of Prince Edward found probable cause exists in the case of Bratton White, who is accused of felony embezzlement and embezzlement of […]


Billion dollar Charlotte County project up for public hearing

  The 800-megawatt Randolph Solar Project proposed for Charlotte County will have a public hearing on Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. before the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors decides whether to issue a conditional use permit for the massive solar array. Charlotte County Administrator Dan Witt said, “this project has been very polarizing in the county.” He expects a […]

Strangulation charge brought against teen in social media video

A 17-year-old male has been charged with felony strangulation in connection with a video widely shared on social media that shows a young black male collapsing in the South Boston WalMart parking lot after being placed in a chokehold. South Boston Police obtained a juvenile petition on Monday for the suspect, who is being held at a juvenile detention facility. […]

Prizery hires new executive director

The Prizery board has chosen a veteran of North Carolina community theater as the new executive director of the South Boston performing arts center. Melanie Cornelison-Jannotta, whose most recent position is artistic director for The Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Ky., will take over as Prizery executive director. She succeeds Claude Giroux, whose short-lived tenure ended when he returned to […]

Comet bats hot, take down Amherst 14-6

Halifax used four runs in the first, fourth and sixth innings, along with a two run fifth to take the 14-6 win over Amherst High School on Monday in South Boston. Mason Hatcher and Kamron Turbeville each went 3-4 at the plate. Cameron Carson batted 3-3. Halifax’s sticks were hot with Hatcher plating five runs. Turbeville and Trey Comer had […]