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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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Federal disaster assistance sought after tornado

Gov. Bob McDonnell has asked President Barrack Obama for a federal disaster declaration to assist Virginia's response to severe weather and tornadoes that struck the Commonwealth April 27, killing five people and injuring more than 50.

Halifax County school officials explain opening decision

TORNADO ALLEY

Virgilina, Scottsburg – now Liberty and Vernon Hill

Only one in hospital from tornado injuries; governor likely to visit

At a hastily called press conference Thursday afternoon at Liberty Volunteer Fire Department, Halifax County Emergency Services Director Kirby Saunders said no people were in shelters and that, with the exception of the man with the spine injury, those taken to the local hospital for treatment had been released.

Judgeship likely to be settled by governor

South Boston News
Kim White
State Senate: White not qualified to fill open Circuit position, but local prosecutor garners support in House of Delegates

Halifax budget includes one fewer officer

Halifax Town Council on Tuesday night voted to advertise a $977,671 town budget for the coming 2011-12 fiscal year. Council voted to amend an earlier proposed budget of the same amount, but moved $35,576 from the police department to the administrative department.

Work on visitors center stalled

South Boston News
The building that will eventually house the Halifax County Visitors Center, next door to Supply Line Discounts in Riverdale, has yet to be closed on. The Tobacco Commission, which is giving almost $500,000 to the project, has trouble with “a very favorable lease” of most of the building back to the seller.
Leaf panel has concerns; site not purchased, no renovations under way

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