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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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William O. Gaines

SoVaNow.com / September 19, 2013

William O. Gaines of South Boston passed away peacefully at The Woodview on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. He was a long time resident of the Banister Home in Halifax before moving to The Woodview. Mr. Gaines was born on Nov. 13, 1916 and was 96 at the time of his death.

Mr. Gaines had no known survivors, except he left behind his devoted personal representative Estelle Jones.

A memorial service will be held at Dunn & Sons Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. Any known relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Services are by Dunn & Sons Funeral Service.

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