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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

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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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Linda Ann App Conner

SoVaNow.com / January 10, 2013
CLARKSVILLE - Linda Ann App Conner, 73, of Clarksville, died Saturday, Jan. 5 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Mrs. Conner was born on July 7, 1939 and was the daughter of Grace G. App of Ohio and the late Rev. Donald App. She was married to Walter D. Conner, who survives.

Mrs. Conner for years operated Home and Office Supply in Clarksville and was a Certified Floral Designer in North Carolina.

In addition to her husband and mother, Mrs. Conner is survived by two sons, W. David Conner II, of South Boston, and Michael Leigh Conner, and his wife Merlita, of Clarksville, a brother, Lynn App and his wife Ruth, of Ohio and sister, Janet Trobridge and her husband Greg, of Maine. Also surviving are four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends Friday, January 11 at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home in Clarksville from 7-8:30 p.m.

For memorials, please consider the Special circumstance fund in memory of Linda App Conner, c/o Benchmark Community Bbank. 133 College Street, PO Box 1824, Clarksville, VA 23927. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.wclfh.com.

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