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Authorities Search For Missing Man

Authorities were searching Tuesday for Charles Coleman, an 82-year-old South Boston man, last seen leaving a revival service at Spanish Grove Baptist Church in Scottsburg Monday night, Major T. E. Logan of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said.

Brother Facing Murder Charge

A 25-year-old South Boston man accused of stabbing his brother in the head is now facing a first-degree murder charge.

HCSA Awarded $15 Million Grant, Loan

The Halifax County Service Authority announced Tuesday it has received approval for a $15 million loan and grant application project at its Maple Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program.

Scottsburg Man Drowns In Hyco Lake

The body of a 39-year-old Scottsburg man was recovered from Hyco Lake in Person County, N.C. shortly after noon on Monday, according to Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones.

Community Mourns Loss Of Judge Sugg

A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church for the first African-American judge to preside in Halifax County.

Water Plant Earns Gold Award For Excellence

Halifax County Service Authority’s (HCSA) Leigh Street Water Treatment Plant is one of 80 of Virginia’s water treatment plants recently recognized for excellence in their filtration and treatment processes, and for their everyday operations.

Three Dead In Separate Wrecks

Megan Colette Scott, a 19-year-old Dryburg Road, Scottsburg resident, died in a single-vehicle accident early Saturday morning on Dryburg Road, according to investigating State Trooper K. R. Martin.

Deputy Secretary Visits SVHEC

The Honorable Mary Rae Carter, deputy secretary of Commerce and Trade for Rural Economic Development (left), recently toured the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) and met with SVHEC officials.

$1.8 Million In Pot Plants Seized

Area law enforcement authorities last week confiscated over $1.8 million in marijuana plants during “Operation Greenthumb,” according to Mark T. Campbell, coordinator of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force.

Main Street UMW Act Of Kindness Rewarded

An act of kindness by United Methodist Women (UMW) of Main Street United Methodist Church recently was rewarded by a gesture that touched the hearts of UMW members.