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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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Glenwood Lacy Ragsdale Sr.

SoVaNow.com / November 19, 2012
Glenwood Lacy Ragsdale, Sr., 80, of Nathalie, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Salem Veteran’s Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on June 22, 1932, a son of the late Clinton Lacy Ragsdale and Lottie Landrum Ragsdale. Mr. Ragsdale was a member of Liberty Church of Christ, an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of American Legion Post 342-Volens and the Liberty Band and was a retired auto mechanic.

He is survived by one son, Glenwood Lacy Ragsdale Jr. of Nathalie; one daughter, Carol Ann Beadles and husband Tommy of Nathalie; six grandchildren, Scarlett Ragsdale, Anna Marie Ragsdale, Jackson Greg Ragsdale, Ellen Powell and husband Sean, Emily Beadles and Erin Beadles; one great-grandson, Cruise Powell; one sister, Mary Frances West of Nathalie; special friend, Estelle McLaughlin; one nephew, Kelvin “Kelly” Ragsdale and one niece, Kathy Mann. He was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Ragsdale and one brother-in-law, Joe West.

A funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Liberty Church of Christ with Rev. Tim Owen officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military rites. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston.

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