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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





Early season positives continue for Comet jayvees / December 04, 2017
The early season positives continued for the Halifax County High School jayvee boys’ basketball team Friday night.

Halifax outlasted visiting Person County 46-43 to remain unbeaten.

Halifax also defeated Park View Wednesday in South Hill, 65-50.

Halifax got outscored in the first period against the Rockets, 10-6, but won the second period, 14-8. The momentum shifted back to Person in the third quarter, with the Rockets outscoring the Comets, 19-14.

Halifax held Person to three baskets in the final period, and the Rockets missed both of their free throws in the fourth.

Halifax had scoring contributions from several players in the final period. Halifax collected 12 points in the final stanza. Ryan Corona stepped up with a three-pointer and five points overall in the final period.

Kevon Ferrell led Halifax with 15 points and Corona had nine. Devon Jennings had eight and Osiris Ross scored seven.

In earlier action against Park View, Halifax bolted to a 20-15 lead in the first period and sailed to the win. Halifax led 36-25 at the half and had a strong second half, scoring 29 points.

Ferrell blistered the Dragons for 21 points, while Perkins scored 15 and Ross had 14.

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