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Hospital sets construction start Oct. 3

Groundbreaking for 70-bed VCU-CMH
facility slated at 73-acre building site

Clarksville gets more time for Cove Project

Auctioneer recalls tobacco’s heydey

Back when tobacco, the “golden leaf” of Virginia was a celebrated crop, and tobacco auctions were a festive occasion, no one was more celebrated than the market auctioneer.


Comets win season opener, 38-18

HCHS had success in all three phases of football and repelled a gritty effort by Patrick County Friday night.





Halifax> HCHS> HCHS Football

Comets: Low-key, but ambitious

South Boston News
Members of the Halifax County High School varsity football team are, from left, first row, Jarvis Owens, James Smith, Jr., Kelonte Gutrich, Justin Logan, Jaquale Byrd, Andrew Womack, Xavier Aguilar, Dennis Brown, Jacob Garrett, Devonta Marshall and Jamal Brandon. Second row, Marcus Terry, Jamal Chism, Daquan Briggs, Otis Slayton, Kahmal Jones, Jake Hughes, Ramon Coleman., Corey Brandon and Tyrus Pannell. Third row, Raeon Logam, Antwan Ragsdale, Isak Schafer, Tyrell Chandler, Isiah Adams, Dominic Duncan, Shannon Moore, Aaron Miller and Jared McKinney. Fourth row, Garrison Ratliff, Cameron Carden, R.J. Scott, Cameron Blunt, Travis Helton, Alijah Tucker, Deshawn Brown, Chris Carter, Jordan Tucker and Wyatt McAbee. Fifth row, Nick Brooks, Nelson Pringle, Elijah Mitchell, Jahkem Shelby, Thomas Throckmorton, Zavier Johnson, Skylar Ashworth, Rahquan Ross, Jalil McDougald. Sixth row, assistants Thomas Crews, Mike Lloyd, Jay Cole, Fred Palmore, Stanley Brandon, Woody Bane, Garrick Vogt and head coach Kenneth Day. (David Conner II photo)
Coach, team will leave the talking for the field

Lineup mostly set on senior-dominated squad

South Boston News
Halifax County High School varsity football seniors are, from left, first row, Jarvis Owens, Kelonte Gutrich, Justin Logan, Andrew Womack, Jacob Garrett, Devonta Marshall, Marcus Terry, Jamal Chism. Second row, Daquan Briggs, Kahmal Jones, Jake Hughes, Tyrus Pannell, Raeon Logan, Antwan Ragsdale, Isak Schafer and Isiah Adams. Third row, Shannon Moore, Jared McKinney, R.J. Scott, Deshawn Brown, Nelson Pringle, Elijah Mitchell, Zavier Johnson and Jalil McDougald. (David Conner II photo)

Comets tune up for opening night

South Boston News

Comets head to Buckingham for preseason game

South Boston News
HCHS head football coach Kenneth Day focuses on the action during Friday’s scrimmage.
Halifax County is getting ready for its season opener on Friday, Aug. 28, with Patrick County coming to town.

There is still work to do

South Boston News
Wideout Jake Hughes looks for yardage after a catch during Friday's scrimmage by the HCHS varsity football team. (David Conner II photo)
Comets hold first scrimmage

Jayvees hold scrimmage

South Boston News
The Halifax County High School jayvee football team was also involved in Friday’s pre-season scrimmage. The running attack battled for yardage.

‘We’re OK’ - Coach Day

Preparations for the Halifax County High School varsity football opener Aug. 28 here against Patrick County are moving forward.

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