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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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Bring down hookup fees, HCSA urged

High cost of new connections has slowed housing, developers contend

Backhoe vandalized at former G-P site

A subcontractor working for Dominion Power had left his Caterpillar backhoe parked on the old Georgia Pacific property, located at the end of Plywood Trail in South Boston Oct. 19.

Thompson resigns Council seat after taking N.C. post

South Boston Council members, meeting for their monthly committee session, learned of the formal announcement that fellow Council member Sandra Thompson is resigning her position. In a letter dated Oct. 18, Thompson informed Mayor Carroll Thackston of her decision, which she attributes to the fact that she has accepted a position in North Carolina and will be living there during the week.

Trucker cited after ramming into school bus Wreck causes damages but no injuries

This 1993 Freightliner tractor trailer struck the rear of a Halifax County school bus early Thursday morning as the bus stopped to pick up students. Damages to the truck were estimated at $15,000.

A Portsmouth truck driver had been charged with reckless driving after ramming the rear end of a school bus early Thursday morning on U.S. 58 about four-tenths mile east of its intersection with State Route 708.

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