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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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Shirley Harding Bigger

SoVaNow.com / December 12, 2012
Shirley Harding Bigger, 76, of Keysville, passed away on Dec.9, 2012.

She was born on Jan. 8, 1936 in Lunenburg County to the late Andrew and Alma Robertson Harding. Mrs. Bigger was a very active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and she owned and operated Boswell Bookkeeping in Chase City.

She is survived by her husband, William H. “Sammy” Bigger Jr.; two sons, William Bigger and wife, Amy of Keysville, and Ronnie and wife, Connie of Keysville, two grandchildren, Mary Kathryn Bigger and Ashley Nicole Bigger; one sister, Patricia Byrd of Mineral, and one half-brother, Samuel Watson of Fredericksburg.

A funeral will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Coan Agee and Reverend Alden Hicks officiating.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home.

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.newcomballgoodfh.com.

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