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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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Lions continue early season success

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HCMS player Jakye Dabbs (10) powers through the lane.
SoVaNow.com / December 20, 2012
The Halifax County Middle School boys’ basketball team continued its strong early season success Monday, breezing past Bluestone, 49-31.

The Lions held the visitors to two field goals in the first period and outscored Bluestone, 11-4. Bluestone had more success in the second period, but still got outscored, 26-10.

HCMS had put the game out of reach by halftime, leading 37-14.

James Smith sparked the Lions in the second period, scoring eight points. Smith finished with 18 points. Jayke Dabbs also had six points in a supporting role. Stephen Chandler also scored six for Halifax. Zion Bailey added five.

HCMS let off the gas a bit in the second half, scoring seven in the third period and five in the fourth.

Tylik Powell also had a strong outing for the Lions, scoring eight. He had two 3s and the Lions collected four treys overall.

HCMS is 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference.



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