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SOL test scores: Mixed bag

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 shred Bluestone 40-15

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Mackenzie Francis battles two Bluestone players for a rebound Monday during basketball action at HCMS. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / December 20, 2012
The Halifax County Middle School girls’ basketball team shredded Bluestone Monday night, 40-15.

Bluestone was limited to one 3-pointer in the first period and three total field goals in the first half. HCMS led 31-9 at intermission.

11 different players scored for HCMS.

Akiya Guill had nine, while Shadajah Davis scored seven. Jalisha Brooks added six.

HCMS works off intense pressure defense and once again the Lion girls were able to totally disrupt the visitors’ offensive scheme.

HCMS improved to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the Southside conference.

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