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Halifax makes the grade half of the time with passing rates, but dropoffs outnumber gains

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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 dispatch Central

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Katie Cole (7) works on a return.
SoVaNow.com / September 26, 2013
The Halifax County Middle School volleyball team swept Central Middle, taking the match 3-0. HCMS won by scores of 25-6, 25-9 and 25-8.

In the first set, Olivia Noblin had nine good serves and one assist. Katie Cole has three good serves. Calli Neal had 1 good serve and 15 assists.

Aliyah Chandler had one good serve and one kill. Sierra Nunn had two good serves and two kills. Carol Fears had seven good serves, including one ace.

In the second set, Leigh-Anne McCormick had one good serve.Hailie Lawhorn had one good serve and one kill. Raegan Ridgeway had three good serves, including one ace.

Karlye Dyer had one good serve. Savanna Cabaniss had ten good serves, including one ace, and one kill.

Chinaiya Owen had three good serves and one kill.

For the third set, Noblin had one good serve and two assists. Katie Cole had twelve good serves, including two aces. Brittany Clark had one good serve and one assist. Calli Neal had three good serves and five assists. Aliyah Chandler had six good serves, including one ace, and one kill. Sierra Nunn had one good serve. Carol Fears had one assist.

“As in the past, the ladies have shown a great strength in their serving ability. They served 67 good serves out of a total of 73 serves. Six of those good serves were aces. “Our team has improved their game over the last few weeks. They are bumping, setting, and spiking consistently throughout the match,” Lion coach Lori Meadows, said.

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