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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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Lady Comet jayvees routed by Eagles

SoVaNow.com / January 17, 2013
Franklin County limited Halifax County to single-digit scoring in each quarter Tuesday night and routed the Comets 64-20 in a Western Valley District girls’ junior varsity basketball game at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.

The Eagles (2-2 in the WVD, 6-6 overall) end a three-game losing streak with the win and square their district and overall records.

Franklin County, which netted a season-best points total, led 13-3 after the first quarter and outscored Halifax 15-9 in the second stanza to expand its lead to 16 points, 28-12 at halftime. A 22-2 run by the Eagles in the third quarter settled the issue.

Leading by 36 points, 50-14, Franklin County took the final period 14-6.

Halifax was limited to eight field goals and was 4 of 14 from the free-throw line. Four players accounted for Halifax’s 20 points.

The Eagles converted 27 field goals and were 10 of 19 from the free-throw line. Twelve of the 14 players who saw action for Franklin County scored, two of whom finished in double figures.

Mikayla Holland netted 11 points and Jasmine McHeimer tallied 10 to lead the Eagles.

Also scoring were T.T. Hairston and Ayanna Saunders each with eight points, Sierra Gardner with five, Jessica Didlake, Timara Brooks, Sara Bryant and Brooke Caron each with four and Mikayla Cannaday, India Wade and Cameron Church each with two.

Nyjah Torain led Halifax with 11 points.

Also scoring were Ghanija Gooden with three points and Trinity Owen, Mecca Carter and Timonee McCargo each with two points.

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