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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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South Boston man held on pot, cocaine charges

SoVaNow.com / September 12, 2013
A South Boston man, Latroy Lee Saunders, aka “Peanut,” was arrested on Tuesday, during a traffic stop. Members of the Regional Task Force recognized Saunders, who was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on North Main Street in South Boston, and made the arrest.

Saunders, of Bane Street, is wanted on four separate charges and was under indictment by the Task Force. He was charged with three counts of distribution of marijuana and one count of distribution of cocaine.

Saunders was released on a $10,000 secured bond.

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