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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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Leo Rosser Garrett Jr.

SoVaNow.com / February 04, 2013
Leo Rosser (Ross) Garrett Jr. passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, at Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg.

He was born March 25, 1952 in Charlotte County. Ross was the son of Leo Rosser Garrett Sr. and Harriet Purcell Garrett.

He is survived by his mother, his wife, Kathy Clements Garrett, and two children, Leslie McPhail Garrett, and Kevin Rosser Garrett, both of the home. He is also survived by a stepdaughter, Mary Catherine Dallas Hodges and a step-granddaughter. One brother, Lee Vernon Garrett and his wife Sandy along with their family of Indianapolis, Ind., also survive. Ross was predeceased in death by his father, Leo Garrett Sr.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Feb.6, at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte Courthouse.

Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, will be handling the arrangements.

The family will receive friends at Charlotte Court House United Methodist Church following the service.

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