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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

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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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Willie Lee Sims

SoVaNow.com / May 13, 2013
Willie Lee Sims of Daniels Trail, Halifax died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 78.

Born in Vinton on May 10, 1934, he was the son of the late Raymond Sims and Barbara Street Sims. He was married to Alice Dixon Sims and was a member of Union Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mr. Sims is survived by his wife and two sons, Bret Owen and wife, Mattie of South Boston and Dionn Owen of Winston-Salem, N.C., two grandchildren, a sister, Mary S. Coleman of Virgilina, three brothers-in-law, William Dixon and wife, Vivian, James P. Dixon and Willie Dixon and wife, Queen, all of Halifax, a sister-in-law, Addie Pearl Sims of Halifax and a host of nieces and nephews, including the devoted Edward Sims.

A funeral will be conducted Monday, May 13 at 2 p.m. at Union Grove CME Church, with Rev. Jackie Stamps and Rev. Alfred Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday and at all other times at the residence, 1150 Daniels Trail, Halifax.

Public viewing for family and friends was on Sunday from noon-6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home,.

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