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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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Frank Tweedy

SoVaNow.com / November 08, 2012
Frank Tweedy passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

A proud son of Dixie and Old Dominion (Altavista), he is survived by his loving daughter Heather Plemons (Chad), his two wonderful joys, granddaughters Erin and Lindsey Plemons, a sister Barbara, (Dr. J.A. Crowell) of Highpoint, N.C., niece Kelly C. Harris of Morehead City, N.C., nephew Jonathan Crowell of High Point, N.C., and their respective families.

A former computer systems professional and right-of-way acquisition agent, he was a Vietnam combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient while serving in his beloved United States Marine Corps.

At his request, there are to be no formal services.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.finchandfinchfuneralservice.com

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