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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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Alphas G. Pollard

SoVaNow.com / March 26, 2013
Alphas G. Pollard, 94, of Chase City, died March 20, 2013.

She was a social reporter with The News Progress with 47 years of service, a long time member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, honorary trustee of Prestwould Foundation, board member of the Fine Arts Museum of Southern Virginia, honorary member of the Fortnightly Club, emeritus board member of MacCallum More Gardens and Museum, and was named Chase City “Citizen of the Year” in 1988.

She was the widow of Carl Edward Pollard and is survived by her son, Carl Edward Pollard Jr. and wife Mary, of Alexandria, daughter, Geraldine P. Sherman and husband Walter, of Fort Mill, S.C., grandsons, C. Edward Pollard III of Leesburg, F. Laughton Sherman and wife Mary, of New York, granddaughters, Susan Pollard Freimanis and husband Adam, of Alexandria, Portia Pollard Mackinnon and husband Mark, of Charlotte, N.C., six great grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 3 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Father Paul Phillips officiating. Mrs. Pollard will be interred in Woodland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John‚s Episcopal Church, 338 4th St., Chase City or MacCallum More Gardens, PO Box 104, Chase City, VA 23924.

Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family.

Condolences may be expressed at http://www.woodfuneralservice.com

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