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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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So Bo Police make weekend arrests

SoVaNow.com / April 07, 2014


South Boston Police arrested two men for shoplifting from Wal-Mart on Friday, April 4. Officer T. W. Bush charged 20 year old William Edgar Worley Jr. of South Boston and 19 year old Timothy Orion Desmond of Nathalie in connection with the thefts.

Also on Friday, Officer T. D. Clay charged Joseph Cleveland Whittington III, 29, of South Boston with driving on a suspended license.

On Saturday, April 5, Clay charged Cecil L. Johnson, 44, of Altavista with public drunkenness. Johnson was detained until he was sober.

Also Saturday, Sgt. S. Warf charged 28 year old Weston Clay Clark of Mississippi with driving without a valid operator’s license.

Cpl. M. W. Bowen charged 27 year old Daniel Wayne Short of Halifax with driving on a suspended license and with the possession of a scanner radio and committing a misdemeanor while being a convicted felon.

On Sunday, Senior Patrol Officer C. Mann arrested 56 year old David Anthony Rose of South Boston, who is being held without bond on charges of driving while intoxicated (first), refusal of blood/breath test, attempted petit larceny, intentional damage of property of less than $1,000 and with the felony possession of burglary tools.

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