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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 work to reverse slide into winless abyss

South Boston News
SoVaNow.com / October 10, 2013
Halifax County High School football, which seeks to reverse a losing slide Friday with the annual Homecoming game against Bassett, continues to struggle with ball security issues.

The Comets have thrown 11 interceptions and lost nine fumbles en route to an 0-5 start.

Tyler Stephens has returned from a broken foot and leads the Comets at quarterback. He has 12 completions in 36 attempts, for 149 yards and one touchdown, with four interceptions.

Comet passers have 38 completions in 97 attempts, for 455 yards through the air, with four touchdown passes and 11 picked off.

Stephens has also carried the ball 34 times for 151 yards, 4.4 yards per carry.

Roland Brandon leads the Comet running attack. Brandon has carried the ball 80 times for 419 yards, a 5.2 ypc average. He has three touchdowns. The Comet ground game has produced 856 yards on 192 carries, with six touchdowns and nine fumbles.

Truman Brown has 12 receptions for 150 yards, while Brandon has shown his versatility with seven receptions for 61 yards and two touchdowns. He has an average of 8.7 yards per gain.

DISTRICT LOOK: GW-Danville, Magna Vista and Martinsville all share 2-0 marks in the Piedmont district.

GW is 5-1 overall, while Magna Vista is 4-1 and Martinsville has a 2-4 mark.

Beyond that, Tunstall is 1-1 in the district and 2-4 overall. Franklin County is 1-1 and 1-5 overall.

Bassett, this week’s Comet opponent, is 0-2 in the district and 1-4 overall. HCHS and Patrick County are both 0-2 and 0-5 overall.

This week, Pulaski County visits Franklin County; Bassett travels to Halifax County; Magna Vista travels to Martinsville and GW-Danville makes the trek to Patrick County.

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