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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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Leandrew “Skip” Coleman

SoVaNow.com / December 03, 2012
Leandrew “Skip” Coleman, 63, formerly of Halifax County, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in East Orange, NJ. He was born in Halifax County on August 4, 1949, a son of the late Mr. William R. Coleman and Mrs. Lucy Mitchell Coleman and was married to Mrs. Henrietta Coleman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Mr. Troy Johnson, Sr. of New Jersey; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one sister, Ms. Willie Diane Blakey of Vernon Hill; one brother, Mr. Henry Coleman of South Boston; a devoted cousin, Mr. Donald Coleman; other relatives and friends, including the devoted Mr. Charles Edward “Doc” Martin. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mr. Thomas W. Coleman and Mr. Haygood Coleman.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 1, 2:00 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel with Minister Vealer Staten officiating. Burial followed in Spanish Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, North Main Street, South Boston.

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