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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.

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One Dixie for all

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

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Franklin County jayvees top Comet girls 39-36

SoVaNow.com / December 21, 2017
The Franklin County jayvee girls downed the Halifax, 39-36, Tuesday at home.

This proved to be a competitive battle. Halifax outscored the Eagles in he final period, 11-10, but still fell short.

Franklin bolted to a 15-9 lead in the first period and the Eagles held on from there.

Mya Blizzard drained two 3s in the first quarter and Franklin had three other scorers. Ella Morrison led Halifax with six points and Grace Langford had another basket, but the Eagles had too much energy early.

Franklin outscored the Comets 8-5 in the second period, as Jaelyn Shufelt scored six.

Halifax rallied with a pair of 11-point efforts in the third and final periods, but could not close the deal.

Halifax got 11 points from Kayla Townes, 10 from A’nya Brandon, seven from Morrison and six from Langford.

Franklin got 14 from Blizzard and eight from Shufelt.

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