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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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Lennie Mae Guill Brown

SoVaNow.com / November 12, 2012
Lennie Mae Guill Brown, 85, of Halifax died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at South Boston Manor. She was born in Halifax County on Jan. 29, 1927, a daughter of the late James Walter Guill and Eva Martin Guill. She was married to the late Maynard Lee Brown and was a member of Beth Car Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth M. Brown and wife Jean of Clarksville and Terry L. Brown and wife Susan of Archdale, N.C., two grandsons, Kevin Brown and Keith Brown and wife Amy; one granddaughter, Karen Brown; four great-grandsons, Simon, Liam, Sayer and Levi; three nieces, Donna Garber Lewis, Carol Brown Harding and Patsy Brown Gravitt; six nephews, Jimmy Garber, Wayne Garber, Phil Brown, Mike Brown, Larry Jennings and Tommy Jennings; special friends Mildred Womack, Vivian Garber, Sandra Chandler, Linda Moore, Indira Wood, Marsha Wood, Maryam Scott and Yolanda Davis. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred G. Garber.

A funeral was hel Sunday, Nov. 11, 3 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Michael Parnell officiating. Burial followed in Halifax Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be directed to Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592 or Beth Car Baptist Church, 25 Church Street, Halifax, VA 24558.
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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston.

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