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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 Comets get easy win

SoVaNow.com / April 15, 2013
The Halifax County High School varsity softball squad kept its momentum moving forward Saturday night with an 11-3 win over Person County.

The Lady Comets “played well today as a whole - the momentum is starting to get going in the right direction,” coach Melanie Saunders said.

HCHS enjoyed solid pitching from its top two mound performers.

Courtney Epps started pitching and pitched the first four innings. Taylor Barnes finished the game

Halifax got solid offensive contributions from Megan Puckett, Barnes and KyeNeisha Logan.

HCHS made a move to bolster its lineup and its overall athleticism.

“We pulled KyeNeisha Logan up from jayvee to play with us. She will definitely help us in the outfield with her speed,” said Saunders.

HCHS has an important week ahead in the Western Valley District, starting with its toughest rival in recent seasons.

“This was a good game to get us going and ready for Franklin County on the road (Tuesday). That is a big game and we need to go there with our focus on. Franklin has good pitching and solid hitters. We have to go there with momentum up and aggressive (hitting) right off the bat,” said Saunders.







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