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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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Wanda Louise Sweeney Turner

SoVaNow.com / November 13, 2012
Wanda Louise Sweeney Turner, 83, wife the Rev. Lewis Warren Turner, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at the Hickory Hill Retirement Community in Burkeville.

Mrs. Turner was the daughter of Emmit and Lucy Dillon Sweeney and was born Jan. 19, 1929 in Roanoke. She graduated from Campbell University and the University of Virginia where she obtained her teaching degree. She was employed with the Mecklenburg County School system teaching special education for many years. Mrs. Turner was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Turner is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mittie Sue and Jeffrey King of Victoria and sons, Anthony Robert Turner of Clarksville and Lewis Warren Turner Jr. and his wife, Mei-Yin of Chapel Hill, NC. Her grandchildren, Jimmy Turner, Melissa Quinn, Billy Turner, Timmy Overton, Tom Turner and Joseph Turner; and great grandchildren, MacKenzie Quinn and Joel Turner also survive her.

A funeral was held Sunday in the chapel at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Sorensen officiating. Entombment will be in the Eternity Mausoleum in Oakhurst Cemetery.

The family received friends Saturday at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Clarksville Gideon Camp, P. O. Box 934, 23927.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.wclfh.com.

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