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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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Herman Gene Brooks

SoVaNow.com / November 27, 2012
Herman Gene Brooks, 50, of Buckingham, and formerly Chase City, entered eternal rest Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at Southside Community Hospital in Farmville. Mr. Brooks was born in Charlotte County, on Oct. 15, 1965 to the late Herman Brooks and Juanita Staten. He attended the school s of Charlotte County.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by his grandparents and a brother. Cherishing his memories are one brother, Jonathan Brooks (Brenda) of Charlottesville, ten aunts, Gwen Canada, Barbara Brooks and Evelyn Brown all of Chase City, Rosa Williams, Philadelphia, Pa., Stella White (Frank) of Pennsylvania, Joann Wilson of Wylliesburg, Barbara Wylie, Peggy Scott (Tyrone) all of Saxe, Geraldine Johnson (Kenneth) of Brookneal, Gladys Jefferson (Darnell) of Richmond, six uncles, Harvey Brooks (Mary) of Falls Church, Ronnie Staten of Wylliesburg,Mike Staten, James Staten (Barbara) of Richmond, Clarence Staten (Marion) of Randolph, and Warren Staten (Michelle) of Keysville, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A memorial service will be conducted Friday, Nov. 23, at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chase City, with Rev. William Washington, officiating.

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

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

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