Betty Anne Redd

Betty Anne Redd of South Boston died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at the age of 85. Born in Halifax County on Jan. 9, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Albion Clesby “A.C.” Redd and the late Minnie Walker Redd. Betty considered her children as her greatest gift from God. Known by many as “Mema,” she was a wonderful […]

Halifax County supes, trustees mull next steps

Boards hold joint meeting on high school project after price tag runs over budget

With the cost of building a new high school coming in millions over budget, members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors and School Board will sit down Wednesday night to talk about what to do next. The joint meeting of the two boards is set for 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Halifax County High School. It is open […]


A big crowd returns downtown for a picture-perfect day to celebrate the autumn season

Crowds flocked to Downtown South Boston for the South Boston Harvest Festival on a sparkling fall Saturday. Over 100 vendors, local merchants, organizations and a variety of entertainment and activities drew a great crowd to the festival. “Everything went wonderful all day, the public was so ready to have this event back, and we were so pleased with the success […]

Youngkin to visit town to announce new industry

Tuesday appearance set at tech park shell building

Gov. Glenn Youngkin will travel to South Boston Tuesday for what is being billed as a major economic development announcement at the Southern Virginia Technology Park on Bill Tuck Highway. Youngkin is expected to announce a company taking over the recently built SVTP shell building, which stands in sight of the highway. “That would be a fair assumption,” said Kristy […]

09-26-2022 E-Edition

Long Island man dies in head-on crash

A Long Island man died Friday night in a head-on collision on L.P. Bailey Memorial Highway when another vehicle attempted to pass a tractor trailer on the two-lane road and rammed into his car. Johnathon Wayne Mattox, 38, died at the scene. The crash took place at 8:02 p.m. on L.P. Bailey Highway, about a quarter of a mile from […]

Davis gets 56 months in prison for role in April 2021 shooting

Harmony Road argument led to death of 39-year-old

A South Boston man was sentenced on Thursday to four years and eight months in prison after previously pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the April 2, 2021 death of 39-year-old James Robert “Jim Bob” Wilson. Jeffrey Franklin Davis, who fatally shot Wilson, received a prison term that was below the range set out in state sentencing guidelines. The 56-month […]

Turnovers doom Comets

Martinsville capitalizes on six Comet turnovers for 27-17 win

The Halifax County High School varsity football team picked up its first loss of the season Friday, falling to Martinsville 27-17 in the HCHS home opener. The Comets dropped to 3-1, 1-1 in the Piedmont District, while Martinsville remained unbeaten at 4-0. The Comets had six turnovers on the night — three back-to-back to start the third quarter. “You can’t […]

Serving errors haunt Comets in 3-0 volleyball loss to Patrick County

The Halifax County High School Comets varsity volleyball team dropped its Piedmont District match with Patrick County 3-0 Thursday in South Boston. Sets one and three — 21-25 and 23-25 respectively — saw the Comets in the game until the end. A 13-25 second set combined with serving errors throughout the match helped seal the outcome. “First and third sets […]

Comets host district cross country meet

The Halifax County High School varsity boys and girls cross country teams hosted last week’s Piedmont District meet at Edmonds Park with the boys placing fifth with a score of 139. The Comet girls did not field enough runners to generate a team score. On the boys side 94 runners competed. Jude Shaughnessy placed 17th running 20:35.61. Brennan Hunt placed […]