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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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Three held on drug, firearms charges

SoVaNow.com / May 06, 2013
According to Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark, as part of an ongoing drug roundup by the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force, three persons were arrested on Wednesday, May 1, on drug and firearm indictments.

Antonio Dwight Woods of South Boston was charged with one count of felony distribution of marijuana.

Marcus Tyler Hughes of South Boston was charged with one count of selling a firearm to a felon and one count of conspiring to sell a firearm to a felon.

Carmichael Jarmond Howerton of South Boston was charged with six counts of distribution of cocaine.

All three are being held without bond at the Halifax County Adult Detention Center.

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