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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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Ola Mae Parrish

SoVaNow.com / January 04, 2013
Ola Mae Parrish, 80, of South Boston, and formerly of Chase City, entered eternal rest Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in Red Oak on Feb. 28, 1932 to the late Dock and Hester Mosley Smith. She attended Salem School in Red Oak and at an early age she became a member of Salem Baptist Church, later joining Harpers Temple Apostolic Church, where she was a member of the missionary circle.

Cherishing her memories are one daughter, Lisa D. Reynolds of South Boston; three grandchildren, Darrion R. Reynolds of Chase City, India C. Reynolds of South Boston and Kenny D. Wilson of South Boston; one great-grandson, Da’Kyri R. Reynolds of Chase City; and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Humphrey, Wirt and Author Smith and one sister, Carolyn Hayes.

A funeral was held Sunday, Dec. 30 at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chase City, with Elder Vernell Harper officiating. Burial followed in Harpers Temple Apostolic Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com.

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