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SOL test scores: Mixed bag

Halifax makes the grade half of the time with passing rates, but dropoffs outnumber gains

Judge nixes lawsuit by motorsports instructor

Case dismissed after Wilborn contested firing

Jobless rate rises to 8.8 percent in July

Halifax County’s unemployment rate jumped from 8.3 percent in June to 8.8 percent in July. Over 900 people left the labor force, which numbered 15,974 in June, but fell to…

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Comets fall in opener to Jefferson Forest

A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

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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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