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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 pick up sweep over Wyatt

SoVaNow.com / April 22, 2013
The Halifax County Middle School baseball team took a doubleheader from Wyatt Wednesday, 5-3 and 18-6.

Halifax jumped all over Wyatt in the 18-6 win, game two. Pitchers Clay Lloyd, Will Scheier and Alex Lowery combined on a three-hitter, while fanning four.

The key inning was the second, when Halifax belted out 14 runs on 10 hits.

Tyler Duffer went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI. Matt Ratliff went two-for-two with two RBI and a run scored. Dawson Watts went two-for-two with three runs scored and a pair of RBI. Lowery went two-for-two with three runs scored and an RBI.

Earlier, Halifax Middle School manufactured a 5-3 win.

The scoring surge came in the third, as Halifax scored four runs on four hits. Brayden Moore and Scheier combined on a three-hitter for the win, with Moore fanning three and Scheier one.

Tyler Duffer delivered a key, two-run single in the third. Andrew Abbott had a RBI double to spark the comeback third.

Lloyd added an RBI single in the fourth.

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