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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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Sheriff’s deputies stay busy with theft reports in county

SoVaNow.com / October 03, 2012
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Bobby Hawkins said his office has once again been besieged with several area thefts, all occurring on Friday, Sept. 28.

The first incident involved the theft of a purse from a vehicle in the parking lot of the Uppy’s gas station and convenience store in Bracey. Deputy Scott Edmonds said the victim claimed she’d left the pocketbook inside her car, which was parked on the west side of the building. Edmonds gave no further information about the crime, except to say it remains under investigation.

A silver “New Idea two-row Corn Picker” was taken from a home at 188 Wilson Newton Road while the owner of the property was in the hospital. Corporal Andy Ramsey reported that the machine was last seen on the victim’s property on Sunday, September 23.

Finally, Sergeant Jerry Jarman received a complaint about political signs being taken from the 6900 block of Wrightman Road in Chase City. The victim told Jarman this was the second time signs were taken from his property. The first such incident occurred on September 16.

Hawkins asks anyone with information about these or any crimes to call Crime Solvers at 434-738-6171.

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