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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 Lions win district tournament title / February 20, 2017
The Halifax County Middle School girls basketball program has produced another championship, defeating Ben Franklin Middle School 35-9 for the Junior Piedmont District championship.

Halifax had steady offense and also capitalized on suffocating defensive pressure to turn this game into a comfortable win for the Lions.

The Lions finished 17-1, and team speed and defensive pressure made a difference this season.

Halifax got knocked out early last year in the tournament, so the Lions had plenty of motivation this time around.

Seven Lions got into the scoring column in the title game, led by Shamya Hankins and Talitha Marable with each apiece. Lynia Reed had six, followed by DeMeisha Canada with five. Ella Morrison had four.

Halifax led Franklin, 7-5, at the end of the first period. The Lions put this away with a 14-0 run in the second period. Marable drained two three pointers and had eight in the quarter and Reed added a trey.

Halifax sailed to a 10-4 surge in the third period to put the title game out of reach.

Earlier, Halifax defeated Patrick County, 21-15, in the semifinals on Wednesday.

Halifax proved to be very stingy on the defensive end, as the Lions only allowed two field goals in the second quarter. PC had one field goal in the third and three in the fourth.

Marable had ten points to lead the Lions. Morrison had eight.

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