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News - September 2017
News Archive

Board jittery about refi of jail bonds
Would add $1.4M to debt, cut payments by $150,000
Posted 2017-09-21 By Mona Casteel
Four years after opening its doors to inmates, the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail wants to take on more debt.
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86% of state schools accredited; 2 here are not
Posted 2017-09-21
Eighty-six percent of Virginia’s public schools are fully accredited, the Virginia Department of Education announced Wednesday.
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$2.4 million bridge to home of widower
VDOT replacing old facility on Headley Road that leads to 1 occupied house, a few cabins
Posted 2017-09-21 By Mona Casteel
A decade ago, the State of Alaska was about to get the bridge to nowhere and U.S. taxpayers were about to get the shaft for multi-million-dollar boondoggle.
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Supervisors tell sheriff to think bigger building
Carter’s pitch for bid invitations ends with request for expansion
Posted 2017-09-21 By Mona Casteel
Shenandoah County supervisors remain about plans for a new facility to house the county’s sheriff’s department.
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Edinburg’s Ole Time Festival is here
Popular end-of-summer event opens Friday; promises big doses of history, entertainment
Posted 2017-09-21 By Mona Casteel
The 37th Ole Time Festival opens Friday and continues through Sunday at Edinburg.
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Bailey, Shruntz say higher taxes no way to secure future
Posted 2017-09-21 By Keith Stickley
Four years ago, Cindy Bailey and Marsha Shruntz took a simple but effective message to voters in election districts 4 and 5: Shenandoah County’s $100 million a year government was too big and too costly.
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Convicted rapist spoke openly of God, country
Posted 2017-09-21 By Mona Casteel
In December 2013, then National Guardsman Patrick Joseph Wakeman stood before Shenandoah County supervisors, praising them and local residents for support of U.S. military both at home and abroad.
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Retiring police chief, mayor at odds over procedure
Strasburg’s Sutherly says mayor erred by naming sheriff to search committee
Posted 2017-09-21 By Mona Casteel
Strasburg Police Chief Tim Sutherly says he believes the town’s mayor erred in appointing Shenandoah County Sheriff Tim Carter to a committee to select the chief’s successor.
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Morris wants to restore dignity, but at what price?
Posted 2017-09-21
Dennis Morris, a member of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors for 36 years before losing an election for a 10th term four years ago, says if returned to office he would restore dignity to county government.
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State bus to DC will cruise past county
Local official surprised to learn that bus would pass but not stop
Posted 2017-09-21
By December, Shenandoah Valley residents who want to spend a day or more in Washington, DC but don’t want to fight traffic will be able to travel by public transportation.
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Couple rewarded for service to others
Posted 2017-09-21 By Mona Casteel
A Mt. Jackson husband and wife who have donated more than 20,000 hours to Life Care Center at New Market has received a national award for volunteerism.
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New Market to celebrate heritage
Posted 2017-09-21
New Market will celebrate its heritage Saturday with history, stories, food, children’s activities and music.
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Shackled escapee recaptured after falling over a dog
Posted 2017-09-21
A Mt. Jackson man arrested for strangling the woman he lives with briefly escaped police custody Sunday but was recaptured after stumbling over a dog.
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Sheriff gets $16,000 gift for animal control work
Posted 2017-09-21
A $16,000 donation to the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Department will finance three projects for law enforcement animal control efforts.
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Child abuse charges placed against man
Posted 2017-09-21
A 23-year-old Mt. Jackson man accused of abusing his three-month-old daughter remains in Fairfax Adult Detention Center awaiting a court date in Shenandoah County later this month.
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