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Halifax makes the grade half of the time with passing rates, but dropoffs outnumber gains

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Jobless rate rises to 8.8 percent in July

Halifax County’s unemployment rate jumped from 8.3 percent in June to 8.8 percent in July. Over 900 people left the labor force, which numbered 15,974 in June, but fell to…

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Comets fall in opener to Jefferson Forest

A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

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Collingsworth Family to perform for HCCA benefit

SoVaNow.com / October 16, 2013
The Collingsworth Family, a nationally known gospel ensemble that has been featured on Gaither Homecoming concerts, will perform in South Boston, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., at Halifax County High School.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

All proceeds will go to the Halifax County Cancer Association to assist cancer patients in Halifax County.

The Dove and Horizon Award-winning ensemble began in 1986 when Phil and Kim, as a young couple, were asked to serve as church camp musicians in Michigan. Now touring nationally and singing with their four children, they have served as ministers of music and teachers in several congregations and colleges.

Kim, a pianist and arranger, accompanies both vocal songs and also instrumental pieces by their daughters, who are violinists, and by Phil, who is a conservatory-trained trumpeter.

Tickets are $10 and are available at The South Boston Visitor Center, Dan River Baptist Association office, Elliott Electric, First Baptist Church South Boston, Hunting Creek Baptist Church or by calling Tim Davis at 579-1359, Jeff Henderson at 470-0059 or Michelle Epps at 470-3283, or online atwww.itickets.com.

For more information about the Collingsworth Family visit their website at http://www.thecollingsworthfamily.com

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