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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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Ada Jane Sydnor Barksdale

SoVaNow.com / November 26, 2012
Ada Jane Sydnor Barksdale, 74, of 1036 Carr Lane, Halifax died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at The Woodview. Ms. Barksdale was born in Halifax County on March 28, 1938 to the late Winston Sydnor and Florene Jennings Sydnor. She was married to the late June Barksdale and was a member of Traynham Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Rosa Carden and Sherry Kingsberry, both of Halifax and Wanda Fallen of South Boston; two sons, Michael Barksdale and Morgan Barksdale and wife, Patsy, all of Halifax; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willie Sydnor and wife Rosa of Alexandra and Carl Sydnor of Halifax; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Patricia Powell. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Barksdale was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Byrd and Jean Stephens, two brothers, Herman Sydnor and Winston Sydnor Jr. and two great-grandchildren, Tykeria Saunders and Gerren Walton Jr.

A funeral was hel Saturday, Nov. 24 at Traynham Grove Baptist Church with Rev. William Keen officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston.

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