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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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Tyree James Oliver Sr.

SoVaNow.com / July 02, 2013


Tyree James Oliver Sr. entered eternal rest on Saturday June 29, 2013 at Woodview Nursing Home.

He was born on Sept. 24, 1947 in Farmville, to the late Walter and Annie Venable Oliver. At an early age he accepted Christ as his personal savior and joined The Rocky Mount Baptist Church where he remained a member until death. He worked as a farmer and machine operator for Burlington Industries for 25 years. He was a kind-hearted person and didn’t mind helping others. Tyree loved being outsider fishing and gardening. Tyree was joined in holy matrimony to his wife of 39 years Dora Lee Hicks.

He leaves to cherish his memories a wife Dora Oliver, two daughters Jennifer and Laura Oliver of Clarksville, one son Tyree Oliver, Jr. of Skipwith, two brothers Thomas Oliver and Bobby Oliver (Rebecca), one sister Barbara Oliver all of Clarksville and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Friday July 5, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Carter’s Funeral Home.

Carter’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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