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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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Beulah Carter Compton

SoVaNow.com / January 14, 2013
Beulah Carter Compton of Hurt, formerly of Chester passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at her home in Hurt. She was born in Georgetown, S.C. on Oct. 28, 1935 and was 77 at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late John Carter and Isabel Goins Carter and was married to the late Chester Sampson Compton. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Chester and was attending Grace Community Church in Altavista.

Mrs. Compton is survived by four daughters, Roxie Ann Evans of Florence, S.C., Vickie C. Winfield and husband David of Hurt, Nancy Creel and husband Roosevelt of Charleston, S.C., and Cathy C. Parker and husband Robert of Latta, S.C.,, a son Danny Ray Griffin of Asheville, N.C., and a stepson, Dewey Compton and wife Valerie of South Boston and five grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Ligon Family Cemetery at Scottsburg with Rev. Rodney Jenkins officiating.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Wednesdayfrom 10 a.m.-noon.

On-line condolences may be made at http://www.powellfuneralscom.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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