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Clarksville gets more time for Cove Project

Auctioneer recalls tobacco’s heydey

Back when tobacco, the “golden leaf” of Virginia was a celebrated crop, and tobacco auctions were a festive occasion, no one was more celebrated than the market auctioneer.

Belk announces $3 billion sale to private equity firm

With the merger agreement, Belk says there are currently no plans to close any stores or cut any of the 1,300 jobs with the company’s corporate offices. Belk operates a…

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Comets: Low-key, but ambitious

Coach, team will leave the talking for the field

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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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