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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

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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 to convene

SoVaNow.com / November 11, 2013


Halifax Town Council will tackle committee work on Tuesday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Council’s regular meeting will follow as soon as the committee work session is adjourned.

Finance chairman Dennis Witt will bring the October financial report to fellow Council members for their approval. Witt is also expected to outline the next steps the Town must take in deciding on a local disability program.

The Virginia Municipal League will hold a finance forum on December 4 to discuss the disability plan that it is offering to municipalities.

Business Development chair Kristy Johnson will review the activities of the Village Association, including the Halloween haunting, and the upcoming holiday Open House and Children’s Christmas parade.

Susi Robbins will report on the success of the October Halifest, which brought hundreds of visitors to the Town.

Current Affairs chairman Bill Confroy will report back to Council on a recent meeting with the Banister Hill Baptist Church, Christ Episcopal Church, St. Luke’s AME Church and VDOT representatives. The group is mulling improvements to a road that leads to a cemetery located off Gatha’s Trail that serves the churches.

Confroy also will report on new two-hour parking signs along Main Street as well as the installation of the “Watch for Children” signs throughout the Town.

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