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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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Jayvee slump continues

SoVaNow.com / January 07, 2013
The Halifax County High School jayvee boys’ basketball team continued its slump Friday, losing at William Fleming, 61-47.

Halifax has dropped six in a row, and fallen to 2-8 on the season.

Fleming took command from the outset, ripping off a 23-9 first period lead. The Comets only had five points in the second period and trailed, 31-14, at the half.

Halifax had a bit of a scoring revival in the third, putting up 14 points. But Halifax was out of contention heading into the final period, trailing 47-28 on the road.

Jarvis Owens led Halifax 18 points, including three 3-pointers in the final period. Will Miller hit two 3-pointers and had eight.

In earlier action, HCHS fell to GW-Danville Wednesday, 69-40.

GW got progressively stronger in the game, scoring 16 in the first period and 21 in the third period. Fleming led 16-6 at the end of the first period and 26-20 at haltime. GW went on a 21-8 surge in the third period to put the game out of reach.

Halifax got 21 points from Jarvis Owens, who had a three-pointer in first quarter and ten points in the second. Nick Jones had a good game from the free throw line, connecting on seven of ten attempts.

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