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Ramping up for solar jobs

SVCC starts worker training program in anticipation of big demand for installer positions

Mecklenburg trustees take look at shorter school day

Proposal calls for shaving minutes off daily schedule

Brewery makes plans to move to lakefront

Clarksville’s hometown craft brewery is moving to a lakeside location, with a planned opening in summer 2019.


Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

Defensive miscues prove costly, but team able to get over shortcomings





Lady Comets looking towards productive season

South Boston News
Dee Dee Jeffress moves upcourt / December 11, 2017
The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team has reason to believe this might be a productive season. The Comets are enjoying a quality 2-1 start following a 42-31 win over Prince Edward County Thursday.

Dee Dee Jeffress paced the Comets with 20 points. Jeffress scored five points in the final stanza and had a balanced effort all night.

Nicole Gilliard and Meisha Canada scored seven points apiece.

Four players - Brittany Clark, Tamiara Logan, Jasmine Brown and Daisy Mitchell - scored two apiece.

Halifax capitalized on a particularly icy third period for the Prince Edward offense. Leading 22-13 at intermission, Halifax put it away with a 10-2 run in the third quarter.

Gillard, a solid floor leader, hit one of two free throws at the 5:57 mark to extend the Comet lead to 25-15. HCHS then forced a turnover ball security proved to be a major hassle for the visitors in the third and Clark scored off a steal for a 27-15 Comet lead.

Gillard showed solid defensive ability by taking a charge, and Jeffress hit two free throws for a 29-15 Comet edge at the 3:15 mark.

Clark, Gillard, Canada, Jeffress and Daisy Mitchell all contributed to the scoring in the third and Halifax sailed to the non-conference win.

Halifax scored 11 apiece in the first two periods.

Comet coach David Graham said, “half the team is young and the other half is experienced. Our seniors – the experience is really leading us. They showed a lot of poise by controlling the tempo of the game and (not getting) carried away.”

Graham said Clark had 12 assists and contributed on the boards, while Logan had tremendous defense and Gilliard is playing an all-around game.

Jeffress is a sophomore, and it helped her game when she played jayvee ball as a ninth-grader. She has talent and a solid work ethic, Graham noted.

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