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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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Lowell Thomas Hudson

SoVaNow.com / January 10, 2013
Lowell Thomas Hudson, 70, of Halifax, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in South Boston on June 16, 1942, a son of the late John Holland Hudson, Sr. and Gladys Clark Hudson and was a member of Childrey Baptist Church.

He is survived by one son, Andrew Thomas Hudson of Blackstone; two daughters, Brenda Gayle Hudson of Halifax and Kathy Jo Hudson Hicks of Durham, N.C., one sister, Monica Hudson Bell of Gladys; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; special friend, Carolyn Dressler of Covington. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Holland Hudson Jr.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Childrey Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Stanfield officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfunerals.com. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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