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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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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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Clover News for Feb. 25, 2013

SoVaNow.com / February 25, 2013
Worship service at Scottsburg UMC opened with welcome remarks, announcements, prayer and preparation for worship by Rev. Marsha Davis. She read Luke 4: 1-13 and her message “When We are Tempted.” Rev. Davis had confession and praises, concerns, prayer and led the Lord’s prayer. Dismissal blessing by the pastor and benediction was “Threefold Amen.”

Worship service at Clover UMC opened with the prelude “I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary” played by Joyce Edmondson. Call to worship was “My Tribute” by the choir. Rev. Marsha Davis had welcome remarks, announcements, prayer, preparation for worship. Hymn of praise was “Standing on the Promises.” Offertory hymn was “I’d Rather Have Jesus.” Ushers were Edd Edmondson and Megan Martin. Choir anthem was “Til the Storm Passes By.” Rev. Davis led the prayer of illumination and read Luke 4: 1-13 and her message “When We are Tempted.” Rev. Davis led confession and had praises, concerns, prayer and led the Lord’s prayer. Closing hymn was “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Rev. Davis had dismissal blessing and benediction was “Blest Be the Tie That Binds.” Summer Martin was acolyte.

Remember the sick and shut-ins and our troops, along with Tommy Francis, Betty M. Womack, Carol Landrum, Charlotte Lloyd, Joe Watts.

Our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Hattie Lee White Sims, Trevant Coleman.

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to those celebrating this week.

Visiting in the home of Hugh Edmondson were Sandra Waller, Ethel Everhart, Michelle Womack, Juanita Smiley, Donna Bunn, Sierra and Curt Womack.



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