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SOL test scores: Mixed bag

Halifax makes the grade half of the time with passing rates, but dropoffs outnumber gains

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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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Phyllis Williams Foster

SoVaNow.com / November 11, 2013

Phyllis Williams Foster of 1180 Foster Road, Alton, died at her home on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Born to Rennie Turner Williams and Keith Williams on March 31, 1926, she lived her entire life in Halifax County.

She was married on November 21, 1947 to William Sam Foster who survives. In addition she is survived by their son, William Joe Foster and his wife, Anne of Danville; three granddaughters and their husbands, Ellen Foster of Charlottesville, Sarah and Timothy Robinson of Greensboro, N.C., and Rebecca and Matthew Miller of Canton, N.C.,

Phyllis was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church where family and friends gathered for her funeral on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Ralph Hawkins and the Rev. Robert Huffman officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Calvary United Methodist Church or to the church cemetery fund, 1133 Foster Road, Alton, VA 24520.

On-line condolences may be made at http://www.brooksfhinc.com

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