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Celebrating Easter at sunrise

Numerous churches across Halifax County will be hosting Easter Sunrise Services on Sunday morning to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Many will begin as early as 6 a.m.

Groups appeal for town funding

Of those appearing before Council, Jewell Medley of the United Way made a first-ever request from her agency for funds. Whereas the UW for years was supported by donations from…

Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Freshmen falter in Franklin finale

SoVaNow.com / February 04, 2013
Briggs Parris netted a game-best 18 points and Andrew Harris tallied 14 to lead Franklin County’s boys’ freshman basketball team to a 49-44 victory over Halifax County at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.

The Eagles (5-10) defeated the Comets for the second time in four games played this season and ended a four-game losing streak with the victory in their final home game of the year.

Halifax completed its season with the loss.

The Eagles led 12-11 after the first quarter and outscored the Comets 9-8 in the second stanza to move in front 21-19 at halftime.

A 13-8 third-quarter spurt by FCHS enabled the Eagles to raise the spread to seven points, 34-27.

Halifax won the fourth quarter 17-14.

The Comets made 18 field goals, three of which were 3-pointers, and were 5 of 12 from the free-throw line.

Jacob Garrett paced the Comets with 15 points. He was his team’s lone double-figure scorer.

Also scoring were Sontise McGill with eight points, Tyrus Pannell with seven, Da’Quan Briggs with five, Kahmal Jones with three and Tyheem Ferrell, Danyea’ Williams and Andrew Walker each with two.

Garrett, Pannell and Jones each hit a 3-pointer for the Comets.

FCHS converted 18 field goals, six of which were 3-pointers, and was 7 of 13 from the free-throw line.







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