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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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Barons topple Buckingham, 6-4 on strength of early offense

SoVaNow.com / May 22, 2013
Bluestone slipped past Buckingham 6-4 in a well-played district game in Skipwith on May 16, highlighted by Senior Night recgnitions.

The Barons got the job done with early offense, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first, and adding two more in their half of the second.

Buckingham notched one run in its half of the first and added three in the fifth.

Bluestone got an insurance run in its half of the fifth.

The key offensive contributions for the Barons came early. Deion Mosley slammed a two-run triple and Javon Smith followed with an RBI sacrifice fly in the Bluestone first.

Kevin Murphy also swung a hot bat for the Barons, getting a RBI single and a run-scoring triple.



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