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SVHEC to create IT Academy

The full panel of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission (TICR) on Thursday approved the SVHEC’s grant application to establish the IT Academy in South Boston.

Brodnax motorist charged in fatal crash

Mecklenburg church break-ins reported


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Comets finish fifth in district cross country

Patrick County swept both ends of the Piedmont District cross country championships at Edmunds Park in South Boston.

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Comets find positives in scrimmage

SoVaNow.com / August 18, 2014
Halifax County High School had some positives Friday from a three-team varsity football scrimmage.

The Comets battled Staunton River to a tie and lost to Prince Edward, but it would be a mistake to read too much into the preseason efforts. Comet coach Kenneth Day is working everyone into the action and trying to get a gauge on the Comets’ progress.

“We did all right. We held our own,” said Day yesterday.

Day remained positive about the way his charges played. Halifax played hard and the team is improving.

HCHS ran some 53 plays, with different formats. The Comets had a couple of passes picked off on fourth down plays but did not lose any fumbles. Overall, Day said the Comets moved the ball, executed “pretty well.”

HCHS missed some assignments, had some dropped balls, and missed some blocks. But Day said the

The defense played well, created two turnovers and had some tackles for loss. The defense appears to be ahead of the offense, in an overall sense, at this point.

HCHS hosts a benefit game Friday night against Buckingham, which had a strong run to the state playoffs a year ago.

The jayveess play at five p.m., followed by the varsity at seven p.m. Friday.

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