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A final judicial farewell

Funeral services for the Honorable Franklin Marshall Slayton will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in South Boston today at 2 p.m., with the Revs. Dr. Russell Lee and George Gorman officiating.

Pastor elected state NAACP vice president

The Rev. Kevin L. Chandler, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in South Boston, was elected vice president of the state NAACP during the 78th Annual Virginia State Conference NAACP held at the Hilton Hotel & Spa at Short Pump in Henrico County on Oct. 26.

Vigil remembers victims of domestic violence

Dozens of people attended the Tri-County Community Action Domestic Violence program Monday night at the Halifax County Courthouse to remember those who have lost there lives to domestic violence and to honor those who have survived.

Frank Slayton, retired judge and former delegate, dies

Retired Halifax Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge and eight-term delegate Frank Slayton died Tuesday shortly after noon at his home in South Boston, surrounded by family.

Local CEO pitches in to rebuild homes, lives

After being blessed with his own business, CEO of Phoenix Contracting Mat Robinson said he decided it was time for him to give back to someone else, so he teamed up with God’s Pit Crew.

Authority OKs deed exchange for future water system improvements

The Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors approved a deed of exchange between the Town of South Boston and the authority after coming out of a closed session following its regular meeting Thursday in the board room on Houghton Avenue.

School board candidates debate issues at forum

Election District 6 candidates for the Halifax County School Board — incumbent Fay Satterfield and challenger Rita Best — went head to head during a Candidates Forum held Tuesday night at the Turbeville Ruritan Club.

Supervisor candidates tackle host of issues

Two candidates for the Halifax County Board of Supervisors vying to represent Election District 6 — Larry Giordano and John Voss — faced off during a Candidates Forum Tuesday night at the Turbeville Ruritan Club.

Former Halifax County sheriff moved to Boydton facility

Former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin, sentenced Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to 10 months in jail for five counts of embezzlement, has been transferred from Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax, according to a Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority official.

Police charge driver in wreck that knocks out power

A 58-year-old Virgilina man was charged with having defective equipment following a wreck that occurred Monday morning on Hamilton Boulevard, 300 feet east of Greenway Drive in South Boston.