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South Boston police lieutenant charged with embezzlement

South Boston Police Lieutenant Tiffaney Bratton has been charged with felony embezzlement in connection with alleged theft from the police station's evidence room and inventory.

MCPS covid guidance clarified

Determining when individuals are exposed, and when they should be sent home

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Comet softball takes down Tunstall 14-4 / June 10, 2021

The Halifax County High School varsity softball team knocked off Tunstall 14-4 Tuesday to improve to 10-0.

Halifax was scheduled to play Patrick County yesterday in a road matchup to finish out Piedmont District competition.

In Tuesday’s game tHalifax jumped out to a 10-0 lead before a three run spurt at the top of the third by Tunstall. The Comets weathered the storm and came back to add six more runs.

Peyton Lowery went 3-3 at the plate with two RBI’s. Sarah Watts was 2-3 with two RBI’s; Shamya Hankins went 1-3, with that one hit being a home run that provided three runs.

Baily Bowen took the win from the circle tossing three innings, allowing two hits and four runs while striking out four and walking five. Madison Barnes and Greysen Terry provided relief in the circle.

Halifax posted three runs in the first inning. With one out Lowery and Barnes would blast doubles, Barnes’ hit plating Lowery. Watts had a single, advanced to second on the throw and Barnes posted a run. Watts eventually stole home for the 3-0 lead.

Tunstall did place a runner in scoring position at the top of the frame for the 3-1 score.

In the second inning, Bowen, Kamirya Woody-Giggetts, and Barnes all reach base to load the bags. Lowery singled to plate Savi Bailey, who was in for Bowen. Woody-Giggetts would score on an error; Hankins would follow with the long ball and the score was 8-1.

Watts, Jadyn Harlow, Madi Watkins, and Kayla Spencer each had singles with Conner scoring. Watkins would steal home to post the 10-1 lead.

Tunstall battled back at the top of the third to make the game 10-4. Halifax added a run, Barnes tagging up and scoring on a Watts’ pop out to centerfield.

The five run fourth sealed the game for the Comets. Watkins, Conner, Bailey, Ashlyn Strikland and Terry providing the final runs.

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