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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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Joyce Garnell Witcher Davis

SoVaNow.com / January 12, 2012
Joyce Garnell Witcher Davis, 70, died January 6, 2012 at MCV Hospital, Richmond. She was born in Pittsylvania County on Nov. 2, 1941, a daughter of the late Magalene Witcher and Herbert Hall. She attended school in Pittsylvania County, was employed by Lane Furniture Company, Altavista and was a member of Miracle Revival Fellowship Holiness Church, Long Island.

She is survived by her husband, Roosevelt W. Davis of the home; 11 children, Gloria Stone of Long Island, Diane Wimbush (Quentin) of Java, Barbara Tucker (Randolph) of Nathalie, Ella Stone of Chatham, Darva Cheek (Rev. Jasper) of South Boston, Eva Davis of Hurt, Pamela Davis of Nathalie, Roosevelt, Jr. Davis (Carolyn) of Long Island, Wreckle Davis (Lena) of Nathalie, Rev. Michael Davis (Marcia) of Long Island, Donald Davis of the home; 42 grandchildren with three preceding her in death, 57 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. at Miracle Revival Fellowship Holiness Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public visitation today from 2-7 p.m. at Dunn & Sons Funeral Home, Halifax. The family is receiving friends at 164 Cedar Forest Road, Long Island.

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