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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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Cora Lucille Hayes

SoVaNow.com / January 22, 2013
Cora Lucille Hayes, 79 of South Hill, entered eternal rest Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at W.S. Hundley Extended Care Facility.

Miss Hayes was born in Boydton, on March 29, 1933 to the late Samuel and Hattie Oliver Hayes. She attended school in Boydton, and was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. She was previously employed as a production operator at Westinghouse.

Cherishing her memories are one sister, Alice Martin of Charlotte, N.C., one brother, Milton E. Hayes Sr., of Boydton, devoted niece, Gwendolyn Smith of La Crosse, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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

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