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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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Remains turn up in pond

SoVaNow.com / September 08, 2010
The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office dive team on Saturday afternoon recovered the body of a man inside a red SUV submerged in 10 to 11 feet of water in a pond on Trinity Church Road.

The body is believed to be that of Jeremiah Taylor of South Hill, who was reported missing by his family on July 24. He owned a red 1995 Isuzu SUV.

Major James Snead of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that the investigation remains open. An autopsy report from the Medical Examiner has not been received.

Snead said, however, that Taylor’s parents have been notified the remains had been recovered.

A local fisherman who saw what looked to be a shoe floating in the pond Saturday afternoon called 911. When deputies arrived they were directed to a farm pond where anglers had been fishing from their boat, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division responded along with the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team.





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