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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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Biker killed in crash

SoVaNow.com / July 09, 2014
Thirty year old Tameka Coleman of Alberta died Saturday when the motorcycle she was driving ran off the road into a ditch.

According to reports from the Virginia State Police, Coleman was driving northbound on Route 628 around 7:15 p.m. when she lost control of her 2008 Suzuki motorcycle and it ran off the road into a ditch. She was ejected.

The report said speed was a factor in the accident.

Coleman, who worked at Boars Head Provisions, was a 2002 graduate of Brunswick Senior High School. She leaves behind two small children.



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