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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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Thanksgiving services slated

SoVaNow.com / November 22, 2010
The annual joint Thanksgiving Service will be held this year on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 515 Yancey Street, South Boston. The Rev. Ed Rigg of Main Street Methodist Church will deliver the message with the Rev. Gary Butterworth of Trinity assisting.

Also participating in the service will be the Rev. Dave Anderson of First Baptist, Rev. John Eure of Ash Avenue Baptist and the Rev. Russell Lee of First Presbyterian of South Boston.

The public is invited to participate in the service.

Across the county several other churches are planning special Thanksgiving services: at New Life Baptist Pastor Paul W. Bruce will host a service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 25; at Zion Grove Baptist a 7 p.m. service with Minister Shirley Tyree on Wednesday, Nov. 24; a pre-Thanskgiving service at Crystal Hill Baptist Church on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. led by Pastor Dr. Louis S. Leigh; a Thanksgiving service “We Gather Together” at 11 a.m. at New Shiloh Baptist Church with Pastor Sylvester Crawley and church family; at New Vernon Baptist Church, News Ferry at Wednesday, Nov. 24 service at 7p.m. and a special Thanksgiving service with Pastor Marcellous D. Mack at New Bethel Baptist Church.

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