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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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Hassie Sue Amis-Dixon

SoVaNow.com / July 09, 2013


Hassie Sue Amis-Dixon, 89, of Clarksville, entered eternal rest on Sunday July 7, 2013 at Meadowview Terrace.

Ms. Amis-Dixon was born Nov. 27, 1923 in Mecklenburg County, to the late Lucy Amis-Newton and William Amis. She received her education in the Mecklenburg County public schools, and joined Wharton Memorial Baptist Church at an early age. She later moved to Boston, Mass., where she was employed with Sears & Roebuck.

Cherishing her memories three children, Charles E. Dixon (Gayle) of Florida, Ronald L. Dixon and Carolyn Dixon Smith (John) of the home; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Amis (Elsie) and Ralph Amis (Dorothy) of Washington, DC; one sister, Maggie Amis-Leake of the home; two special nephews; two special nieces and a host of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral will be held Saturday, July 13, at noon at Wharton Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. James Hudson Jr., Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Wharton Memorial Garden.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m.-noon at the church.

Arrangements are by C. H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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

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