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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Eight of nine Halifax County schools accredited

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Comets seek improvement / September 21, 2017

Halifax County High School varsity football will seek to improve to 2-2 Friday night at Tunstall.

The Comets, coming off a bitter loss to Dan River, are seeking to find some traction and momentum.

“Tunstall’s a good football team,” said coach Grayson Throckmorton.

“They do a lot of things well. They have two or three running backs that pound the ball inside. Then they have another guy – a very speedy fellow – and they try to get outside on the perimeter,” said Throckmorton.

Tunstall is 1-2, coming off a non-conference win over Chatham.

Halifax will be seeking to correct mistakes from last week.

“Bottom line, it’s a discipline thing,” said Throckmorton. He’s looking for an expanded attention to detail and focus.

Halifax is looking to make sure the punt team is lined up properly with its coverage responsibilities. The Comets are working extensively in that area to avoid any more big returns.

Halifax will return home for a two-week swing against Bassett and Martinsville, before a demanding four-game stretch on the road.

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