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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 Earl Childress Jr.

SoVaNow.com / January 10, 2013
On Jan. 3, 2013, the angels came down and took our beloved Robert Earl Childress Jr. to heaven. Robert was born in Halifax County to the late Catherine and Robert Earl Childress Sr. on Sept. 22, 1949. He was married to the former Carolyn Vass for 42 years and to this union five children were born — four sons, Dion (Stephanie) of Redford, Mich., Shaan and Robert of Detroit, Mich., and DeWaan (Tanya) of Redlands, Calif., and one daughter, Marquita of Virginia Beach. He is survived by his wife and children, five grandchildren, two great-grands, his sister, Ellen King of Augusta, Ga., his mother-in-law, Arnita Vass of South Boston, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald.

A funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 11 at noon at Mt. Pleasant CME Church, 7184 Mountain Road, Halifax with the Rev. Evon Bush officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends at 2158 Mountain Road, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements by Dunn & Sons Funeral Home of Halifax.

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