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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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Injuries serious in Friday crash

SoVaNow.com / July 09, 2012
A 26 year old Cluster Springs woman suffered life threatening injuries in a 4:35 p.m. crash on Friday. Lashaz Shanta Crawley, the operator of a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix struck the trailer of the 2006 Kenworth tractor trailer which was traveling north on US 501 as she attempted to turn onto the highway from State Route 759.

Charles M. Mitchell, 59, of Halifax, the driver of the tractor trailer, was not injured in the crash.

Crawley, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the car which went off the right side of the roadway, overturning. Virginia State Trooper J. R. Abbott estimated damages to the Pontiac at $4,500. Crawley was airlifted from Cluster Springs Elementary School to Duke University Medical Center.

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