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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.

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One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league

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HCMS falls shy of accreditation

SoVaNow.com / October 05, 2017


Halifax County Middle School is among the 34 state public schools to be granted “Partially Accredited Reconstituted School” status, the Virginia Board of Education announced yesterday.

The state board said the rating is given to schools that are making progress toward meeting state standards for full accreditation under the board’s current accountability regulations. To be fully accredited, 75 percent or more of students must pass their English SOLs or a substitute test approved by the state, and 70 percent or more must pass their SOLs or substitute tests in math, science and history/social studies.

Reconstitution is a process to improve instruction by restructuring a school’s governance, faculty, instruction program or student population.

Four county schools previously received fully accredited status from the state including Cluster Springs Elementary, South Boston Elementary, Sydnor Jennings Elementary and Halifax County High School.

Sinai, Clays Mill, Scottsburg, Meadville and the middle school are short of full accreditation.

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