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Broken line floods portion of Halifax

A portion of the Town of Halifax was flooded Tuesday night after a water line ruptured on Mountain Road, apparently as a result of road maintenance work taking place near…

Along Banister, concern about water levels

Several property owners who live along the shoreline of the Banister River have expressed concerns about the falling water level, echoing complaints some three years ago when the lake was…

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Comets need to show improvement

Halifax County High School did some positive things in its season-opening win over Patrick County Friday night, but the level of competition should be significantly higher Friday when E.C. Glass…

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Jeffress trying to find groove

SoVaNow.com / May 13, 2013
Jeremy Jeffress is back in professional Triple A baseball, trying to regain momentum in his career.

Jeffress, who started the season briefly with Toronto, has appeared in three games this spring with Buffalo, one step away from returning to the majors again. Jeffress has thrown 4.1 innings, and has yet to allow any runs. He has two walks and five strikeouts, a WHIP (walks, plus innings pitched) ratio of 1.15, with three hits allowed.

Jeffress last pitched Thursday against Norfolk.

Jeffress was optioned to Dunedin, Fla., after his brief stint with the Blue Jays. He now has some good numbers in minor league action this season. Jeffress has appeared in six games, with a 0.00 ERA.

He’s thrown 9.1 innings overall, allowing four hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Opposing minor league batters are hitting .133 against Jeffress.

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