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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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O-Zone action begins Friday

SoVaNow.com / July 05, 2013
The Dixie Youth district 2 O-Zone baseball tournament begins Friday night at the Day Complex.

Opening ceremonies are set for 6 p.m.

The first game is set for 6:30 p.m., with South Boston National meeting South Boston American.

Only three teams are involved, so there is one game per night.

Saturday’s schedule features a game two matchup between South Boston American and Scottsburg. Saturday’s game starts at 7 p.m.

Sunday’ game three, features South Boston National vs. Scottsburg, at 7 p.m.

After Sunday’s action, if there are three teams remaining with one loss, a drawing will be held for the bye to game five. The other two teams will play game four Monday at 7 p.m.

If only two teams remain after Sunday, they will play game four Monday and game five Tuesday, if necessary.

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