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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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Sturdifen, Roberts earn All-JRD recognition

SoVaNow.com / March 06, 2013
Carmen Sturdifen and Bryona Roberts are Bluestone’s lone representatives on the All-James River District girls basketball team announced last week at the conclusion of league action.

Bluestone, which finished as runners-up in the James River District postseason tournament, had one representative on the first team unit, Sturdifen. The senior post player also earned Honorable Mention recognition on the Group A, All-Region B team. Bluestone fell in the opening round of the Region B, Division 2 tournament, losing to Chatham High School 65-40.

Roberts, a guard for the Lady Barons, was the only junior member of the All-James River District second team unit. Two juniors, Takia Williams of Amelia and Ron’nequah Smith of Central of Lunenburg, were selected to the first team.

First Team:
Takia Williams – Junior – Amelia
Tammara Taylor – Senior – Goochland
Ron’nequah Smith – Junior – Central
Annesha Harris – Sophomore – Cumberland
Carmen Sturdifen – Senior – Bluestone
Second Team:
Jasmine Mitchell – Senior – Amelia
Chakiryn Jackson – Senior – Goochland
Allison Roberts – Senior – Randolph-Henry
Bryona Roberts – Junior – Bluestone
Shamori Blackwell – Senior – Nottoway

Honorable Mention:
Kamran Gilliam – Senior – Cumberland
Sydnie Baker – Senior – Amelia
Timara Haskins – Sophomore – Buckingham
Destini Todd – Senior – Nottoway
Jasmine Brooks – Senior – Randolph-Henry
Khayla Leabough – Junior – Goochland
Sydney Ezell – Senior – Goochland
Player of the Year – Takia Williams – Coach of the Year – Robin Gary, Amelia


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