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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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Charles Edward Chaney

SoVaNow.com / December 12, 2012

Charles Edward Chaney, age 74 died Sunday, Dec 9 2012.  

“Bud” was a retired restaurateur with the Marriott Corporation as well as a member of South Hill Presbyterian Church, the South Hill Rotary Club and a founding member of the North American Truffle Growers Association.

He is survived by his wife Heather P. Chaney of the home; a daughter, Lori Kathryn Watts (Jay) of North Carolina, two grandchildren Jessica Howard (Jason) of Fl and Christopher Chaney of North Carolina, and three great grandchildren.  Also surviving is a sister Sandra Ash, of Chase City; and a brother, Stephen E. Chaney of Florida.  

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. at the South Hill Presbyterian Church with interment to follow in the Colley Family Cemetery in Chase City.  

The family request memorial considerations be directed to Rotary Foundation Donations to go to the South Hill Rotary club at P.O. Box 922 South Hill, Va 23970.

Online condolences may be sent to http://www.farrarfuneralhome.net Farrar Funeral Home of South Hill is in charge of the arrangements.

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