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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





Lions girls pick up easy win

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Jadyn Harlow (54) provides solid defense Monday night. (David Conner II photo)

Lady Lions fall in opener

The Halifax County Middle School Lions Volleyball team lost its first match of the season against the Central Middle School Bobcats Thursday. HCMS fell 3-2.

Lions remain unbeaten

The unbeaten HCMS football team rolled to a 44-20 win over Lunenburg Wednesday night. It’s the first conference win for the Lions, now 3-0 overall.

Lion golfers defeat season’s biggest rival

The HCMS golf team defeated its biggest rival this season - Central - with another terrific round of team golf on Monday. Coach Charlie Payne said the Lion golfers “played well. The kids hit a lot of good shots and played extremely well.”

Lions topple FC

This should give Comet football fans hope for the future. The HCMS football team earned a significant victory, downing Franklin County, 30-16, Wednesday.

Lions edge GW 16-14

GOOD GRAB - HCMS performer James Burden (88) claws for yardage against GW Wednesday. (David Conner II photo)
The HCMS Lions edged GW-Danville, 16-14, for their first win of the season Wednesday night. The Lions found themselves behind on GW’s first play from scrimmage when the Eagles connected on a 70 yd TD pass to lead 6-0.

Lion Baseball Award

LION BASEBALL AWARDS - The major award winners for HCMS baseball this spring are, from left, Andrew Hamlett, coaches' award and first team all-conference; Ryan Yates, MVP and first team all-conference; Justin Womack, second team all-conference and Nicholas Anderson, most improved and second team all-conference. (Submitted photo)

Speaking of Sports for June 18, 2009

LONG GETS LION JOB: W.J. Long is the new head boys’ basketball coach at Halifax County Middle School. Long confirmed Monday night that he is taking over for recently retired Mike Hailey. Justin Saunders is slated to be the assistant coach for the Lions. Long has been Hailey’s assistant for the past five seasons. Long said he had learned a great deal from the veteran coach. Long said he hopes to continue the tremendous success the Lions program has enjoyed.

Dillard award honorees

HCMS TOP MALE ATHLETE - Rufus Jeffress Jr. is the recipient of the H.A. Dillard award at Halifax County Middle School as the top male athlete. From left, his parents Rufus and Angela Jeffress Sr., Jeffres, H.A. Dillard and HCMS principal Gail Bosiger. Second row, Grandparents Louis Leigh, Edith F. Jeffress and sister Blair.


HCMS TOP FEMALE ATHLETE - Meg Bane is the recipient of the H.A. Dillard award at Halifax County Middle School, presented to the top female athlete. From left, parents Woody and Kathy Bane, Bane, H.A. Dillard, and HCMS principal Gail Bosiger. Second row, sister Kate Bane, grandmother Betty Bane, brother Kent Bane and grandmother Betty Willis.

Lions win conference tournament title

The HCMS Lions baseball team
The HCMS baseball team generated critical late offense and downed Powhatan, 7-4, to claim the Southside Conference title Thursday. HCMS got two runs in the fifth and three in the seventh to overtake Powhatan.

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