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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 Jan. 13, 2014

SoVaNow.com / January 13, 2014


Worship service at Scottsburg UMC opened with the prelude “Shine Jesus Shine” played by Lee Snead. Call to worship was “Blessed Be the Name” by the choir. Rev. Kerry Halbert had welcome remarks and announcements. Hymn of praise was “He Leadeth Me O Blessed Thought.” Offertory hymn was “God of the Ages.” Special music was solo by Lee “By His Wounds We Are Healed.” Choir anthem was “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name.” Rev. Halbert read Micah 6: 6-8 and his message “A New Year’s Resolution.” Sacrament of Holy Communion was observed by District Superintendent Red. Robert Parks and Rev. Halbert. Hymn of dedication was “Nothing But the Blood.” Rev. Halbert had dismissal blessing and benediction was “Bond of Love.” Tim Snead was acolyte and usher.

Worship service at Clover UMC opened with the prelude “All the Way My Saviour Leads Me” by Joyce Edmondson. Call to worship was “Fill My Cup Lord” by the choir. Rev. Halbert had welcome and announcements. Hymn of praise was “Saviour Like a Shepherd Lead Us.” Offertory hymn was “Nearer My God to Thee.” Ushers were Edd Edmondson and David Conner. Choir anthem was “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Rev. Halbert read Micah 6: 6-8 and his message “A New Year’s Resolution.” Sacrament of Holy Communion by Rev. Robert Parks and Rev. Halbert. Communion hymn “Let Us Break Bread Together.” Closing hymn “Precious Lord Take My Hand.” Rev. Halbert had dismissal and blessing and benediction was “Threefold Amen.” Wanda Snead was acolyte.

Remember the sick and shut-ins, troops and Anthony Glass, Bobby Roller, Hazel Tuck, Phyllis Ligon, Mike Ligon, Raleigh Wilkerson, David Comer, Dale Compton, Reid Roller, Zack Cole, Annie Womack and Ann Womack in your prayers.

Faye Edmondson visited Hazel Tuck in the hospital Monday.

Willie and Angie Privette enjoyed eating at MiCaretta’s Sunday and visited Willie and Zelma Howerton, Alberta Wilborn, Pearl Johnson and Paul Burns.

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to those celebrating this week.

Willie Privette visited Ralph and Ann Correll.

Juanita Smiley visited Bobby Roller in the hospital.







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