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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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REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

South Boston News
A celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held Sunday at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street, sponsored by the Halifax County Business and Professional Council. The event was led by Valdivia Marshall, Nakisha D. Easley, Lealand Luck, Helen Leigh, Inez Scott, Rev. Whitfield Scott, Linda Owen, Sharon Medley, Derwin Leigh and Kevin Chandler. Luck served as master of ceremony for the event with Rev. Scott bringing the message and special musical selections by the Spanish Grove Male Chorus.
SoVaNow.com / January 21, 2013

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