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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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Freshmen drop 36-24 decision to PH

SoVaNow.com / January 28, 2013
The Halifax County High School freshmen dropped a 36-24 decision to the PH rookies Thursday night.

PH started ice cold, scoring just two points in the first period. But the visitors warmed up, scoring 16 in the second period, six in the third, and 12 in the final period.

Halifax simply could not keep up. HCHS had seven points in the first period, six in the second, five in the third and six in the fourth. McGill led HCHS with eight points on the night.

Garrett chipped in with seven points.

Ferrell had five for HCHS, including a three-pointer in the third. Walker added four points.

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