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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 take golf tourney crown

SoVaNow.com / October 04, 2012
The Halifax County Middle School golf team continued its unbeaten run Monday, securing the Southside Middle School conference championship with a round of 172.

Matt Ratliff led the Lions with an outstanding round of 39. Jamey Binner was second with a round of 43, while Luke Newbill had a 44 and Kaleb Cole shot a 46.

Coach Charlie Payne expressed pride inh the Lions season, which ended with the conference title clinching run at Kinderton CC in Clarksville.

The Lions also claimed the regular season crown.

The Lions had six golfers who shot consistent numbers, with a cumlative scoring average below 180 for the matches.

He called that kind of production excellent for this level.

The Lions have a very solid feeder program for the HCHS golf team, which made the Northwest Regionals again this week. Payne expects to send 12 players to the high school team next season.

It’s critical to the golfers’ overall development to get started early, and HCMS golf has accomplished that goal, he said.

HCMS won its second consecutive conference title this season, after winning conference crowns in 2007 and 2009.



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