A missing person was found deceased in neighboring Philpott Lake in Franklin County.

At approximately 10 a.m. Aug. 13, family members reported Coleman Lewis Hale, 73, missing to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Hale had gone fishing at approximately 6:30 a.m. Aug 12 and did not return. His truck and boat trailer had been located at Ryan’s Branch Recreational Area on Philpott Lake.

-For more information, see the August 21 edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle-

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