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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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Robert David Floyd

SoVaNow.com / November 05, 2013

Robert David Floyd, 59, of Chase City, formerly of Leominster, Mass., died on Nov. 1, 2013 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the beloved husband to Linda, father to Christopher Floyd, Bobbi Jo Baker, and Lori Wright (Marcus Wright), Papa to Jennifer and Victoria Rickman, Keshawn and Jakayla Wright.

Robert dedicated his life to serving families and children as a Camp Director at Camp Lowe, through the Montachusette YMCA and as a proud Family Service Coordinator for MOC Head Start Program. Robert served his country as a Military Police Officer during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of Saint John’s Episcopal Church and the American Legion. Robert will be sadly missed by family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Bob’s Campers, Check Payable to: Bob’s Campers Rollstone Bank & Trust, 780 Min St. Fitchburg, MA 01420 and also to Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 338 East Fourth Street, Chase City, VA.

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

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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