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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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Keith Gerard   Chambers

SoVaNow.com / November 21, 2012
Keith Gerard Chambers, 49, of Elliott Avenue, South Boston, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at Danville Regional Hospital.

He was born in Chapel Hill, N.C., on June 14, 1963, a son of the late Samuel H. Chambers and. Nellie Alford Chambers.

He is survived by one sister, Prudence Chambers of South Boston; one brother, Samuel H. Chambers Jr. and wife Illora of Las Vegas, Nev., other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held Friday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, Chapel Hill.

The family will receive friends tonight from 5-6 p.m.

Funeral services by Jeffress Funeral Home, N. Main Street, South Boston.

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