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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Comets have strong performance

SoVaNow.com / February 25, 2013
Halifax County High School had a strong performance at the Group AAA state meet, but the Comets dealt with a different level of competition.

The boys’ finished 11th and had a personal best in the boys’ 4 X 200 1:32.7. Devan Richardson finished 11th in the 55 Meters and Shalar finished 17th in the shot put.

“We had a great weekend with all the coaches and players, fun times,” said Comet track coach Mike Roark.

“It was a good learning experience for the guys who went. We saw some elite track Programs and elite athletes. Spoke to some players and coaches about their workouts on the track and in the weight room.

“Spoke to some college coaches and learned a bit more about NCAA recruiting for track.

“One of the most impressive kids there was JaJa Davis. Threw a 64-6 Shot for first place. He also plays fullback and defensive tackle for the football team.

A kid from Tallwood was attempting 7 feet in the high jump for the state record, Just some really impressive athletes.

“It was a fun season, Coach (Mike) Lloyd, Coach (Corey) Jackson and myself had a great time with the guys and wish the seniors well in their endeavors.

“Looking for big things in the future from Roland Brandon, in Track and on the football field.

“A week from Monday, we will open the weight room back up for the high school and middle school football players and start getting ready for next year. Start throwing 7 on 7 March 23 in Lynchburg,” Roark said.



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