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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.

Crystal Hill solar farm becomes first to win permit

Project moves forward on 7-1 vote


One Dixie for all

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





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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