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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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Karen Rush Dzula

SoVaNow.com / January 15, 2013
Karen Rush Dzula, 57, of Williamsburg, passed away on Jan. 12, 2013.

Born on Sept. 19, 1955 in Farmville, to Ellison Edmond Rush Jr. and Cynthia Ferguson Rush.

She is survived by her husband, David Dzula; one son, Joseph Ellison Balbaugh of New York, one daughter, Chrystal Dawn Lewis and her husband Jimmy of Colonial Heights, three sisters, Betsy Rush of Wylliesburg, Cristy Wallace of Boydton, and Alison Waymer of Oxford, N.C., and four grandchildren, William Robert Taylor, James Lewis, Nicholas Lewis and Dalton Lewis.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. at Wylliesburg Baptist Church with Rev. George Vaughan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the SPCA.

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

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