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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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Three Lady Comets earn WVD honors

SoVaNow.com / February 18, 2013
Three members of the Halifax County High School girls varsity basketball team earned all-Western Valley district honors, gaining either second team or honorable mention recognition.

Junior Alexia Tucker was a second team all-WVD pick, the lone HCHS player to be so recognized. Two more Comets earned honorable mention recognition: junior Janiyah Logan and sophomore Brittani Boxley.

Franklin County coach Anne Crutchfield is the WVD coach of the year, and FCHS senior Charmaine Hairston was the player of the year.

The first team included Hairston, William Fleming seniors Ryjae Anderson and KeAshe Hayes, FCHS junior Zarkia Mattox, PH senior Jewell Parfitt; Fleming sophomore Desiree Keeling and FCHS sophomore Miranda Crockett.

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