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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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Merle Huss Johnson

SoVaNow.com / February 06, 2013
Merle Huss Johnson, 85, of Skipwith, passed away on Jan. 24, 2013.

She was born Dec. 3, 1927 in Mecklenburg County, to the late Lloyd and Blanche Huss.

She is survived by two daughters, Becky Jackson and her husband, Mark, of Skipwith, and Linda G. Johnson Wilson and her husband, Wayne, of Lexington, N.C.; one son, Alvin L. Johnson and his wife, Sharon, of Boydton, one brother, Baxter Huss of Chase City, four grandchildren, Raven Vestal, Danyon Wilson, Keri Clour and Zachary Jackson; and one great-grandchild, Gracie Vestal.

She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Gray Johnson; one sister, Pauline Newcomb; and two brothers, Clyde Huss and Paul Huss.

A funeral was held Jan. 27, at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home Chapel, with entombment following at the Woodland Mausoleum.

Visitation began one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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