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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.

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One Dixie for all

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

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Season is over

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Halifax County Middle School running back Saeed Buster (36) tries to power through two GW defenders. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / October 20, 2016
The Halifax County Middle School football season is done, with a 6-2 mark.

Halifax fell to GW-Danville on Monday at home, 22-14.

“The kids played their hearts out. We just fell short at the end of the game,” said Lion coach LeVar Medley.

Halifax got the ball back with 1:30 left in the final period, with a chance to forge a tie. But GW’s defense clamped down with a game-clinching interception, and the visitors ran out the clock.

Halifax got a rushing touchdown from Saeed Buster and a 10-yard scoring dash from Shyheim Davis. It was not enough.

Medley saw positives at the end of the campaign.

Halifax had a very good season. The Lions improved every week.

“We are a better team at the end of the season,” said Medley.

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