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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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Comets fall in opener to Jefferson Forest

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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.

Pre-majors bounce back from loss

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Cody Palmer stretches out Sunday for a flying catch for the last out in Sunday's Pre-majors state tournament game against Mecklenburg. With the out, the South Boston all-stars defeated Mecklenburg 4-2 to improve advance. The pre-majors face undefeated Carroll County Monday at 7 p.m. (David Conner II photo)

South Boston vs Mecklenburg

South Boston vs Franklin County
The Halifax County Dixie Pre-Majors bounced back from an opening night loss in state tournament action, cruising past Franklin County 16-2. Aaron Puryear got the win, working four innings on the mound, with ample support. Franklin County finished with six hits as Puryear had a solid outing.

HCS returns to state tourney

The Halifax County South Dixie Youth majors are headed to the state tournament. HCS swept Chase City, including a decisive 12-1 win Saturday night. South won the opener of a best-of-three series to determine the district 2 champion with an 11-0 win Friday night in Chase City.

Comets seek redemption

A possible two-man look at quarterback, with hints of a potentially explosive passing game coming this fall. Improved, more aggressive pass defense. And a new theme – redemption – for the 2009 season.

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