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Accused Killer Tells Of Slaying

CHATHAM — Dennis Lee Daniel fidgeted on the witness stand as he answered questions Friday in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court.

Man Pleads Guilty To Gang, Drug Charges

A 26-year-old South Boston man pled guilty Friday to gang participation and numerous drug charges in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Fire Destroys House On Mountain Road

Fire destroyed a single-story log home on Mountain Road Thursday evening.

Transformer Fire Damages Former Burlington Building

A transformer fire at the substation adjacent to the former Burlington Industries building on Cowford Road in Halifax entered the building and caused thousands in damage Wednesday night, according to Halifax fire officials.

Testimony Begins In Capital Murder Case


The victim’s husband and a Halifax County investigator who was at the first crime scene — a trailer where prosecutors say Dennis Lee Daniel smashed Courtney Marie Servais with a glass coffee pot and ripped out her hair with tape — both testified Wednesday in Daniel’s capital murder trial.

Former Comet Coach Pleads Guilty

Former Comet assistant football c

oach William Macgregor “Mac” Leighton pleaded guilty during a hearing Tuesday in Henrico County Circuit Court to three counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor.

Crews Tear Down Fire-Ravaged Building

The scorched remains of a Halifax County landmark came down this week as Jerry Epps Landscape Company razed the former NAPA store on Spencer Hill.

Jury Seated In Murder Trial

The prosecution and defense had picked the jury for the Dennis Lee Daniel capital murder case Tuesday afternoon in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court.

Missing Child Found Dead In Pond

The search for 21-month-old Marcellus Powell ended in tragedy Monday night when emergency and law enforcement personnel found his lifeless body in a pond near his home in the Turbeville area.

Flooding Shuts Down 501 Through Riverdale

Tropical Storm Ida’s flooding topped out at 27.5 feet in Riverdale cresting midday Saturday, well above the 19 foot flood stage, but well below the 32.2 feet flood that accompanied Hurricane Fran back in September 1996.