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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 fall to Russell 29-22

SoVaNow.com / January 28, 2013
The Halifax County Middle School girls hoopsters lost to Russell Thursday, 29-22.

Russell had the edge from the start, leading 9-3 at the end of the first period. HCMS got only one field goal in the period.

Halifax rallied with a nine-point second period, but still trailed, 17-12, at the half.

Russell led, 22-19, at the end of three periods, as the defenses dominated. Halifax got outscored in the final period, as the Lion girls did not sink a field goal.

Shadajah Davis led the Lion girls with nine.













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