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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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Avis McMillan Pierce

SoVaNow.com / January 28, 2013
Avis McMillan Pierce of 1528 Dogwood Drive, South Boston passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the Woodview. She was born in Martinsville on March 17, 1931 and was 81 years old. She was the daughter of the late Benton McMillan and Erie Lacy McMillan and was married to the late Roland Duncan.

Survivors include five daughters, Susan Ashworth and husband Davis of Eden, N.C., Carolyn Jones and fiancé Charles Glass of Tampa, Fla., Kathy Shepard and husband Keith of Martinsville, Janice Pierce and partner Cynthia Holloway of Tampa, Fla., Connie Beaulieu and fiancé Dwight Ballou of South Boston, fifteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one son, Gary Duncan and wife Kress of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Her cremated remains will be spread at the place of her birth in the Martinsville community.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.powellfunerals.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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