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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





Lady Comets fall short again

South Boston News
Bassett applies tough defense to Comet guard Dee Dee Jeffress. (David Conner II photo) / December 27, 2017
Once again, the Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team came up short in Piedmont District action against Bassett.

The visiting Bengals slipped past the Comets, 35-33, in a basketball tripleheader Friday at the Comet gym.

Halifax was prepping for the beginning of the Holiday Classic, slated to start last night.

Halifax got 22 points from Dee Dee Jeffress, who hit 3-pointers in the first and final periods. Jeffress struck for seven of Halifax’s 15 points in the final period, but it was not enough.

Nicole Gillard contributed with nine points and Akirra Spencer had two.

Jalisha Brooks added one point, but the rest of the lineup came up empty. Cierra Gulliam had 12 and Cara Herbert scored nine for Bassett, which had seven different players contributing offense.

Bassett had a 17-9 run in the third period, paced by balanced scoring.

Halifax won the final period, 15-11, but fell short in another frustrating loss.

Comet coach David Graham said Halifax played a great game, despite the loss.

The game came down to the final two seconds.

Halifax had a complete effort, but just came up short.

Halifax needs to do a better job in generating points off turnovers.

That’s been the difference in the past couple of losses.

Halifax will use the positives from this loss to gain conference for the Classic, Graham said.

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