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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 Town Council meets today

SoVaNow.com / February 24, 2014
South Boston Town Council will hold its monthly work session today at 5:45 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street.

Treasurer Erle Scott will present the monthly financial report to the Finance Committee, headed by Councilman Coleman Speece.

South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips will present a five-year update to members of the Current Issues Committee on Halifax County’s Emergency Operation Plan.

Following the two committee meetings, Council will go into closed session to discuss personnel, specifically to discuss prospective candidates for employment.

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