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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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A musical milestone

SoVaNow.com / February 14, 2013
Dear Viewpoint:

We have just completed the biggest Bland Contest in memory. We are overcome with positive comments about it. On behalf of the South Boston Lions Club, and for myself personally, I want to thank Mr. Chris Jones, Artistic Director of The Prizery; Mr. Ernelle Bellamy, Technical Director at The Prizery; Mrs. Betty Woods of The Prizery; Mr. Richard Banks, Miss Elvira Green, Dr. Charles Kinzer, and Mrs. Sally Sizemore Muller, judges; both newspapers for their gracious and excellent coverage; music teachers too numerous to mention; Ms. Barbara Cage and Ms. Margaret Moorefield, owners of the AAA 3-Diamond-rated Bistro 1888; Atlantic Medical Supply; Berry Hill Health and Rehab Center; Lions too numerous to mention; contestants; parents; accompanists; and members of the audience for their contributions.

Again, thank you to the community for your devotion to music and youth and for your assistance to the South Boston Lions Club.

Yours in Lionism,
John Todd
President

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