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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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Daniel to stay on longer

SoVaNow.com / October 03, 2013

Following a closed session of South Boston Town Council on Monday night, Town Manager Ted Daniel agreed to extend his employment with the town until the summer of 2014.

With Mayor Ed Owens and Council members urging the town manager to remain at the helm while several projects are under way, Daniel said he would delay his Jan. 1, planned retirement until later in the summer.

In other business following the closed session, Council named George Leonard, Erle Scott Coleman Speece and Robert Bates to serve on the Lake County Development Corporation for the next two years.

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