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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

Spring water company expands

Grand Springs Natural Spring Water is expanding. The business is now offering a distributing program for their coffee service products and water products in the five gallon bottles and the small pack bottles to local business and to retail outlets in the Halifax county area.

Brown, Crawley named HCHS Homecoming queen, king

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Melyse Brown and Raymond Deon Crawley were named the 2010 Halifax County High School Homecoming king and queen Friday night during halftime of the Comets' varsity football game against Magna Vista. Brown is the daughter of Theresa Coleman and step-father Gordon Coleman. Crawley is the son of Sonya McKenzie and Raymond Crawley. (David Conner II photo

SVHEC hosts regional workforce forum

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Top, Dennis Smith with SVCC facilitates a lunch roundtable discussion with several elected officials. There were 11 tables of Workforce Forum attendees having in-depth discussions about the workforce challenges and opportunities across the region. Above, William E. Coleman, chairman of the SVHEC board of trustees, extends a warm welcome to Forum attendees.

On Sept. 23, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center hosted its inaugural Workforce Forward 2011 Forum. One hundred and fifteen leaders from across southern Virginia gathered for regional dialogue focused on education, employment, and economic development.

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