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SOL test scores: Mixed bag

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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Clover News for May 12, 2014

SoVaNow.com / May 12, 2014

Worship service at Scottsburg UMC opened with the prelude “Heavenly Sunlight” played by Lee Snead. Call to worship was “Learning to Lean” by the choir. Rev. Kerry Halbert had welcome remarks, announcements and hymn of praise was “My Faith Looks Up to Thee.” Offertory hymn was “Without Him.” Cathy Halbert told the youth story “The Walk to Emmaus.” Choir anthem was “Surely Goodness and Mercy.” Rev. Halbert read Luke 24: 13-35 and his message “Walking with Jesus.” Hymn of dedication was “Blessed Assurance.” Rev. Halbert had joys and concerns, prayer and led the Lord’s prayer. Closing hymn was “My Hope is Built.” Rev. Halbert had dismissal blessing and benediction was “Bond of Love.” Tim Snead was acolyte.

Worship service at Clover UMC opened with the prelude “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” played by Joyce Edmondson. Call to worship was “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” by the choir. Rev. Halbert had welcome remarks and announcements and hymn of praise was “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.” Offertory hymn was “My Lord Jesus Come.” Ushers were Edd Edmondson and Johnny Snead. Choir anthem was “He Lifted Me.” Rev. Halbert read Luke 24: 13-35 and his message “Walking with Jesus.” Hymn of dedication was “Open My Eyes That I May See.” Rev. Halbert had joys and concerns, prayer and led the Lord’s prayer. Closing hymn was “Abide With Me.” Rev. Halbert had dismissal blessing and benediction was “Bond of Love.” Summer Martin and Reese Wooding was acolyte.

Remember the sick and shut-ins, our troops and Jessica Terry, Meghan Weatherford, Brenda Hammock, James Glass, Mike Ligon, Betty Thornburg, Thomas Snead, Wayne Newcomb, Michael Chappell, Mike Toombs, David Comer, Dale Compton, Reid Roller, Herbert Comer, Bonnie Comer.

Our sympathy to the family and friends of Shirley Ann Reaves Poole.

Michelle, Sierra and Curt Womack enjoyed SpiderMan Friday.

Angie Privette attended the women’s conference Thursday thru Sunday.

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to those celebrating this week.


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