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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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Jerome Fields

SoVaNow.com / January 08, 2013
Jerome Fields, 54, of Clarksville, entered eternal rest Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Fields was born in Mecklenburg County on Feb. 7, 1958 to the late John L. and Hattie Jeffries Fields. He attended the schools of Mecklenburg County, and was a member of Saint Level Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the US Army and was a postal worker in Bridgeport, Conn., prior to returning to Virginia.

Cherishing his memories are seven sisters, Annie Jenkins and Rosa Osborne of Chase City, Flordell Watts of Red Oak, Elaine Bullock of Clarksville, Mary Fields of Bridgeport, and Catherine Fields of South Hill, three brothers, Walter Fields of Clarksville, James Fields (Peggy) of Chase City, and Marshall Fields of Bridgeport, one aunt, Aurelia Jefferson; one uncle, Thomas Jeffries and vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m. at Saint Level Baptist Church, with Rev. Toney W. Smith, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Viewing for Mr. Fields will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time.

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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