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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 Leon Barnette

SoVaNow.com / February 26, 2013
Charles Leon Barnette, 57, of 114 Royal Oak Ave. Colonial Heights, and formerly of Chase City, entered eternal rest Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg.

Mr. Barnette was born in Mecklenburg County, on Aug. 10, 1955 to Mary Barnette and the late James Barnette. He received his education in the Mecklenburg County Public Schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a substance abuse counselor for Community Services Board, District 19 and a member of Concord Baptist Church.

Cherishing his memories are three children, Queena Smith and Quincy Barnette of Chase City, and Shaun Bolden of Chester, eleven grandchildren; his mother, Mary Barnette of Chase City, three brothers, Larry Barnette (Bernadette) and Kenneth Barnette of Richmond, and James Barnette Jr. of Lynchburg, two sisters, Peggy Smith of Chesterfield, and Joyce Alexander (Charles) of Chase City, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral was held Monday, Feb. 25, at Concord Baptist Church with Rev. Raleigh Bagley delivering the eulogy. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com.

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