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SOL test scores: Mixed bag

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

Judge nixes lawsuit by motorsports instructor

Case dismissed after Wilborn contested firing

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 Nov. 14, 2013

SoVaNow.com / November 13, 2013


Homecoming Service at Scottsburg UMC opened with the prelude “Praise Him, Praise Him” played by Lee Snead. The call to worship was “Surely The Presence ofThe Lord” by the choir. Rev. Kerry Halbert had welcome remarks and announcements. The hymn of praise was “He Touched Me.” The offertory hymn was “Jesus Paid It All.” Ushers were Tim and Eric Snead. Special music was a solo “I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You” by Lee and he read Revelations 21:4. Cathy Halbert told the youth story on “Zacchaeus Up The Sycamore Tree.”

The choir anthem was “I’ll Be Somewhere Listening.” The hymn of dedication was Victory In Jesus.” Rev. Halbert had joys and concerns, prayer and led the Lord’s Prayer. The closing hymn was “Because He Lives.”

Rev. Halbert had dismissal blessing and the benediction was “Bond of Love.”

The beautiful altar flowers were given in memory of Jeanette Ligon by Alfred and family and in memory of Marvin and Maurine Ligon by Marvin, Phyllis and family and Mason and Mary Thomas Ligon. Tim Snead was the acolyte.

Lunch followed the services and the food and fellowship were enjoyed by all. Rev. Halbert read Luke 19:1-10 and his message on “Jesus Actively Sought to Redeem Sinners.” Angie Privette and Mahayla Vassar visited with Michelle Womack and family and Faye Edmondson on Sunday afternoon.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Mahayla Vassar, Teresa Seamster, Christopher McGhee, Ian Wilmouth, Neil Sibley, Wes Fifer, Debbie Glover, Slick Solomon, Scott Martin, Geraldine Overstreet and Scarlett T. Brandon.

Willie and Angie Privette enjoyed lunch at MiCarreta Mexican Restaurant on Sunday.

Our sympathy goes out to the family and friends fo Dorothy Jean Cameron Owen, Deloise “Dee” Womack and Annie Lee Hudson Roark.

Remember the sick and shut-ins and our troops.



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