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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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South Boston Council hosts two public hearings

SoVaNow.com / July 08, 2013
South Boston Town Council has two public hearings on its agenda for tonight’s meeting in Council Chambers beginning at 7 p.m.

The first of those is on a recommendation from the South Boston Planning Commission to conditionally zone property at 311 Berry Hill Road to allow for the establishment of a vehicle repair service. Planners have also recommended several conditions under which the permit applicant, which if approved, will operate.

The second hearing is on a request from Beverly Caldwell to buy a 37 foot by 124 foot strip of land which is owned by the Town and is located at the back of Caldwell’s residence at 1505 Penick Avenue.

Council will also receive the year-end financial report from Town Finance Director Erle Scott.

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