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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Jeffress back with Brewers

SoVaNow.com / May 01, 2014
Former Halifax County High School baseball standout Jeremy Jeffress has become a free agent and signed with the Milwaukee Brewers’ organization.

He’s expected to join the bullpen at Class AAA Nashville.

“He still has the plus arm that you can’t find everywhere, so the opportunity to collect a player with this skill set is - especially with no acquisition fee - intriguing to us,” assistant general manager Gord Ash said. “We have the history with him obviously; I think we know him better than most, so we know what his support system needs to be. We think it’s a good risk.”

Jeffress has pitched for the Milwaukee, Kansas City and Toronto organizations but has never developed the kind of consistency to remain in the majors. He has more than 50 career relief appearances in the majors (52 1/3 innings). He has a career 3-1 record, 4.47 ERA and a 1.777 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts and 38 walks.

Jeffress reached the majors for the first time in 2010 when he pitched in ten games for Milwaukee. He went 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA.

Jeffress remains the only Comet baseball player ever to make the major leagues.

Jeffress was the no. 1 pick for the Brewers.

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