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Daniel Gets 3 Life Terms

At a funeral home months ago, Courtney Marie Servais lay covered — except for one hand for family to hold — while loved ones viewed her body, which had been too brutalized for an open-casket funeral.

It's Looking A Lot Like Christmas Downtown

Will Tuck, son of Travis and Dawn Tuck of South Boston, met up with Frosty the Snowman on the sidewalks of downtown South Boston during open house Sunday afternoon.

Anderson Named Outstanding Cooperator At Awards Banquet

Don Anderson was named 2009 Outstanding Cooperator at the Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District annual awards banquet Thursday night at Ernie’s Restaurant.

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.