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Halifax makes the grade half of the time with passing rates, but dropoffs outnumber gains

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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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Halifax Council sets plans for Earth Day

SoVaNow.com / April 07, 2014
Halifax Town Council will hold its monthly work session and Council meeting tomorrow evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall.

The Business Development Committee will hear from Events Coordinator Rebecca Ramey on plans for the upcoming Earth Day Extravaganza on April 26 and the Friday Night Jams starting June 6 as well as upcoming Farmers Market activities.

They will also hear comment on this past Saturday’s Halicraft Art Festival which raised funds for the Community Clock Project.

Finance Chairman Dennis Witt will bring to Council members the March finance report and a recommendation for the Employee Hospitalization Plan and the maximum number of employees allowed for coverage. He will also give an overview of the upcoming year’s budget.

Current Affairs Committee chairman Bill Confroy will bring several resolutions to Council for consideration including one which designates the week of April 13-19 as National Library Week. He will also report on the status of the access road from Gatha’s Trail that leads to the local black churches’ cemetery. An update on work for the Banister River Gateway Project is also expected to be brought to Council.

During Council’s meeting following the work session, members will be asked to re-appoint Ace Bohanon to a second four year term on the town’s Planning Commission.

Council is also expected to set a first reading of the upcoming FY2014-2015 budget for May 13 and members will hear a monthly report from Police Chief Kevin Lands.

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