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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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Scottsburg rolls to machine pitch title

SoVaNow.com / June 27, 2013
The Scottsburg Dixie Youth Machine pitch squad rolled to the district 2 title Tuesday night in Clarksville.

Playing in Clarksville, Scottsburg downed South Boston, 21-6, in the finals. That lopsided win gave Scottsburg a 5-0 mark in the tournament.

Trevor Hazelwood, Adam Seamster and Cameron Carson emerged as the hitting leaders in this postseason tournament.

Scottsburg had just four strikeouts in the tournament. Scottsburg outscored its opponents, 92-21, in the five-game run.

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