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SOL test scores: Mixed bag

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 Town Council meets Tuesday

SoVaNow.com / December 09, 2013
Halifax Town Council will hold its regular committee monthly meetings on Tuesday evening beginning at 7 p.m. in Town Hall, following the Holiday Social which begins at 5 p.m.

Finance Chairman Dennis Witt is expected to bring a recommendation to Council to accept the VML Insurance Program to cover short and long term disabilities.

Business Development Chairman Kristy Johnson will report on the holiday weekend activities carried out in the town as well as bringing an update on the Community Clock project.

Johnson will also seek approval of advertising for a new events coordinator for the town since Susi Robbins announced last month that she would not continue in the job for the coming year.

Current Affairs Committee Chairman Bill Confroy will update council on the status of the VDOT speed study on Cowford Road, as well as reporting on the MBC Wireless Pilot Project. He is also expected to recommend that the bid by J. Harman Saunders Construction, Inc. be accepted to carry out the Banister River Gateway project.



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