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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 sit at top of Industrial League

SoVaNow.com / November 06, 2013
Three teams are deadlocked at the top of the Business and Industrial league. SoBo Tees, ABB and Dollar General/Unarco have 3-0 marks.

SoBo Tees routed Dollar General, 72-46. The winners had four players in double figures, with Robert Ross leading the way with 20 points and Shai Jones adding 16.

ABB slipped past Halifax Regional, 51-46.

Player of the week Jermaine Richardson had a team-high 18 points, while Michael Jackson had 13 and Dre Tucker 12.

DG/Unarco defeated Benchmark, 47-35.

DG/Unarco had a solid lead at the half and sailed to the win behind 15 points from Joey Barksdale.

United Steps/Felton defeated Presto/Halifax 46-29.

Niven Baskerville, the co-player of the week, led the winners with a strong second half. He finished with ten points. Cordaro Jones led the winners with 13.

AWNC 55, Goodyear 41

Dominique Griffin led the winners with 14 points.

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