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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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Margie Anne Byrnes Rosche

SoVaNow.com / March 21, 2013
On Sunday, March 17, 2013, Margie Anne Byrnes Rosche passed away at the age of 84 years. She was a woman of faith, as she served the Lord in various capacities, such as the choir, VBS and outreach ministry to shut-ins. She was a talented seamstress and quilter. She enjoyed years of involvement in the St. Tammany Twirlers and Slidell Little Theatre.

Mrs. Margie was a 1950 graduate of Charity School of Nursing in New Orleans, La., and a member of Pearl River United Methodist Church in Pearl River, La.

She is survived by four children, Henry Rosche III, Patricia Rosche Warden, John Larry Rosche and his wife Donna, and Dr. C. William Rosche and his wife Lisa; a sister, Lois Jean Hitt, a brother, Buddy Byrnes, and 14 grandchildren, Laura, John, Jr., Lance, Daniel, Jessica, Shannon, Margot, Emily, Sarah, Megan, Cory, Ethan, Nicholas and Isabel. She is also survived by a host of great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Henry Rosche Jr. and her parents, Gilbert and Allis Byrnes.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, March 23, at noon at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, Pearl River, La., with visitation starting at 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral with Pastor Patty Hewitt officiating.

Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, located at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, Pearl River, La.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Pearl River United Methodist Church Building Fund, 65480 Highway 41, Pearl River, LA 70452.

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