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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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Faye Porter Edmunds

SoVaNow.com / April 25, 2013
Faye Porter Edmunds, 77, of South Boston, died April 17, 2013 at Sparrow Medical Center, Lansing, Mich. She was born in South Boston on April 30, 1935, daughter of the late Graham Parker and Dorothy S. Parker. She was married to John Henry Edmunds and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, John Q. Edmunds of Lansing, four daughters, Adrienne E. Bouldin and Kelva R. Edmunds-Waller, both of Richmond, Janet E. Williams of Pineville, N.C., and Terri Edmunds-Heard of Charlotte, N.C., two brothers, Graham B. Porter of Richmond and Algie Porter of Capital Heights, Md., other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Saturday, April 27, 1 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Chandler officiating.

The family will receive friends at 1304 Porter Lane, South Boston.

Memorials may be directed to Banister Senior Services, Inc., 1017 Bethel Road, Halifax, VA 24558.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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