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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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Julia Coghill Seay

SoVaNow.com / November 13, 2012
Julia Coghill Seay, 88, wife of Frank Daniel “Danny” Seay, passed away Wednesday, Nov.7, 2012 at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Julia was born March 30, 1924 to the late Baily F. and Pearl Frances Matthews Coghill. She was employed with Burlington Industries and retired from Russell Stover Candy Corporation. Her passion was as an artist, using acrylics, oils and pastels. She was also an accomplished seamstress.

In addition to her husband of 39 years, Mrs. Seay is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and John Tuck of Buffalo Junction, sons and daughters-in-law, George and Juanita Gordon of LaCrosse and Rex and Donna Gordon of Nelson. Julia’s five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, brother, Rev. Billy Hoover Coghill of Buffalo Junction, and sisters, Frances Glasscock of Clarksville and Barbara Jean Beck of Danville also survive.

A charter member of Buffalo Baptist Tabernacle, a funeral was held there Saturday at with the Rev. Billy Coghill officiating.

The family received friends Friday at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.wclfh.com.

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