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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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Suspect jailed for malicious wounding

SoVaNow.com / July 01, 2013
South Boston police on Wednesday arrested Edwardo Ferguson, 34, of McKinney Street and charged him with malicious wounding and with violation of a protective order. He was incarcerated at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.

Ferguson’s June 26 arrest came after South Boston Officer R. L. Lawson responded to a report at 3:10 p.m. of a malicious wounding on Wagstaff Lane.

When Lawson arrived, he found the victim, a South Boston resident, with several lacerations to his arm.

Also that same day, Officer R. Mead arrested 27-year-old Gerard A. Alexander of Wagstaff Lane on two counts of violating a protective order and one count of assault and battery. He was also held without bond.

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