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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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Halifax woman charged with assaulting South Boston police officers

SoVaNow.com / August 12, 2013
A 21-year-old Halifax woman, Jessica R. Pannell, was arrested Saturday and charged with two felony counts of assault against South Boston police officers.

The charges were filed by South Boston Police Officer T.W. Bush after Pannell allegedly assaulted him and South Boston Police Cpl. M. W. Bowen. The incident took place on Aug. 10.

In other reports from Saturday, Officer J. J. George arrested 18-year-old Da’Nesha J. Tyler of South Boston and charged him with disorderly conduct.

Officer F. A. Powell arrested 25-year-old Dexter L. Tucker of Chase City on a charge of being drunk in public.

Officer T.W. Bush also charged David D. Britton, 22, of Lynchburg with possession of marijuana and with driving on a suspended license, third offense.

Officer T. N. Bratton arrested Tamecia D. Clark of South Boston on Thursday, Aug. 8 and charged her with shoplifting from The Shoe Department on July 26.

Cpl. Bowen arrested Joshua J. Satterfield, 25, of Virgilina on Saturday, Aug. 10 and charged him with being drunk in public on July 27.

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