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Vehicle overturns on U.S. 58 near Turbeville

Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department EMTs transported one person to the hospital following a wreck that occurred Monday morning when this four-door sedan overturned on U.S. 58 west of Turbeville about two miles from Leggett Bottom.

Reliving the dream

Halifax County Business and Professional Council officers and members who sponsored Sunday’s Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street are President Linda Owen, First Vice-President Leon Johnson, Second Vice-President Valdivia Marshall, Secretary Mashonda Richardson, Assistant Secretary Nakisha Easley, Treasurer Stanley Jeffress, Assistant Treasurer Helen Leigh, Parliamentarian Lealand Luck, Chaplain the Rev. Kevin Chandler, and members Gara Chandler, William Coleman, Mattie Cowan, Detrick Easley, Cheryle Ferguson, Derwin Leigh, Sharon Medley, Jermaine Richardson and Brenda Tune-Fuller.  Not pictured are Stanley Brandon, Marcus Hargrave and Stacey Hargrave.  Guest preacher for the celebration was the Rev. William J. Coleman, accompanied by the Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church Choir.

Nettie Simon-Owens, Rhonda Reaves and Gatha Richardson were recognized for their community service to others and for their leadership yesterday during the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration sponsored by the Halifax County Business and Professional Council (HCBPC).  Simon-Owens is director of Workforce Operations and Services for the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, Reaves served as executive director for the Halifax County Cancer Association for 15 years, and Richardson is the co-founder of the Mentor-Role Model Program in Halifax County.  Pictured, front row, are Lisa Wallace, accepting for Reaves; Nettie Simon-Owen; and Leon Johnson, accepting for Gatha Richardson.  Back row, from left, are Linda Owen, president, and Valdivia Marshall, second vice-president of the HCBPC.

Three of four county constitutional officers announce re-election bids

It’s almost unanimous.  Three of four Halifax County constitutional officers up for re-election will run for another four-year term, including Commonwealth’s Attorney Kim White, Sheriff Stanley Noblin and Commissioner of the Revenue Brenda Powell.

Pro wrestlers back in county for fundraiser

Area sports fans can enjoy a great night of entertainment and help support local law enforcement at the same time.

Halifax delegate tackles top issues in Richmond session

Delegate James Edmunds who began his second General Assembly Session last Wednesday highlighted issues of importance facing legislators during their 45 days in Richmond.

Fire damages Aarons Creek home

An Aarons Creek residence sustained damages estimated in the thousands from a house fire Thursday morning, according to Midway Volunteer Fire Department Chief Monty Lowery.

Suspect nabbed in 2005 break-in after DNA sample

A “cold hit” on a DNA sample has led to the arrest of a 29-year-old South Boston man for a five-year-old break-in of a South Boston business, according to South Boston Police Investigator Randy Redd.

SoBo Farmers Market receives tobacco grant for expansion

The South Boston Farmers Market is the recipient of a tobacco commission grant in the amount of $78,825, according to Tamyra Vest, Destination Downtown South Boston executive director. The grant funds will be used to expand the current farmers market.

Groups to celebrate life, legacy of King

The Halifax County Business and Professional Council will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Ferry Street.

Public stays silent at South Boston hearings

South Boston Town Council, with Ed Owens absent, voted unanimously Monday to adopt amendments to town code defining illegal gambling, amusement centers and electronic contest devices.