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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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Incumbents to run in November town elections

SoVaNow.com / June 12, 2014


No surprises emerged as the deadline to file for town council elections in Halifax and Virgilina this November passed uneventfully Tuesday.

Incumbent council members and mayors of both towns submitted their paperwork to run again, with no new candidates expressing interest in seeking the offices.

In the Town of Halifax, Mayor Dick Moore filed to run for re-election, as did Council members Jack Dunavant, Kristy Johnson, Janice Powell and Dennis Witt.

In Virgilina, Mayor Ralph Murray Jr. filed to continue in office as did Council members Samuel Torian III, Kirke Hooper, Catherine Ellixson, Norman Talley, Thomas Tuck Jr. and Jason Johnson.

According to Halifax County Registrar Heather Harding, a special election will be held in November to elect the Clerk of Court and a new county supervisor in ED-3.

Since both are special elections, candidates for these two positions have until Aug. 15 to file paperwork for their candidacies.

Cathy Cosby, who is serving as interim Clerk of Court after the recent resignation of Bobby Conner, has filed to run for the office.

A political newcomer, Herbert Pannell, has already filed to run for the Board of Supervisors in ED-3. He is seeking to the vacancy created by the resignation of Earl Womack.

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