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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 Lions considerable success continues

SoVaNow.com / January 16, 2014
The Halifax County Middle School girls basketball team continued to enjoy considerable success Monday night, as the Lions routed Bonner, 31-15.

Six Lions got into the scoring column. Deaundra Jeffress led the pack with nine points, while Sierra Nunn had eight. Aliyah Chandler and JeriLynn Tyler had four apiece.

Akiah Clauden had five for HCMS.

The Lions bolted to an 8-0 lead in the first period and withstood a brief Bonner rally in the second quarter. HCMS outscored Bonner, 8-4, in the third period and pulled away in the final stanza.

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