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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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A call to rally in Richmond

SoVaNow.com / January 21, 2013
We The People of Virginia, Inc., an anti-uranium mining group based in Halifax County, is offering free bus transportation to Richmond Monday, Jan. 28 to join a statewide rally to oppose legislation to lift Virginia’s mining ban. The rally will begin at 1 p.m. and coincides with Lobby Day at the Capitol.

WHERE: From St. John’s Episcopal Church in Halifax to the Capitol Square in Richmond.

WHEN: The bus will leave from the St. John’s Church parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 28.

WHY: According to We The People: “The people need to descend on the Capitol in the hundreds even thousands to send a message to our elected officials to STOP uranium mining in Virginia — NOW! Our politicians will decide our fate in the next few weeks. They need to know that the people overwhelmingly say NO to uranium mining!

“Bring lunch or have money to buy lunch. Please take a day from work to save your property values and your family’s health. Come join us and let’s take our message to Richmond!

“Go to http://www.generalassembly.gov and call or email all the representatives and tell the KEEP THE BAN!”

For more information on the bus trip, you can call 434-476-6648 and let the organizers know if you can go.

Bills filed to lift uranium ban, establish regulations

The first bill aimed at lifting the 1982 moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia was filed Friday.

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PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE! YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT JACK OR SARAH IF YOU PLAN TO GO BUT WE ARE MEETING AT 8:15 AM MONDAY AND THE BUS LEAVES AT 8:30 AM FROM ST JOHNS. CALL 476-6648 IF YOU WANT TO GO!


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