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  • Monday January 22nd, 2018
    District 4 Sen. Ryan T. McDougle’s office reports that he will introduce a bill in the Virginia General Assembly, to give Dominion Energy access to install, operate and maintain a transmission line under the Rappahannock River. That announcement comes after a decision by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, that said Dominion must seek an easement from the General Assembly prior to beginning the project. Under ...
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  • Monday January 22nd, 2018
    Riverside Sanders Retirement Community recently brought Antonio aka “Tony” Brooks on as its new administrator. Sanders Retirement Community is one of Riverside’s three continuing care retirement communities, including independent living cottages, assisted living, long-term care and rehabilitation services. Brooks is a Doswell native and U.S. Army veteran who previously served as a long-term care administrator at Riverside Convalescent Center in Saluda. He studied International Health, ...
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  • Monday January 22nd, 2018
      WASHINGTON (AP) – Many federal employees are starting the workweek with confusion and anxiety over a government shutdown that will lock hundreds of thousands of them out of their jobs. The budget battle has forced scores of federal government agencies and outposts to close their doors. But many government functions are considered essential and won’t be affected. Unions leaders say workers are struggling with the uncertainty of ...
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  • Monday January 22nd, 2018
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gun dealers in Virginia say firearms sales have fallen during President Donald Trump’s first year in office. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Friday that fewer people are afraid the Republican administration will restrict gun sales. Firearms purchases dropped 3.5 percent last year, falling below the record half-million mark set in 2016. Gun shops described the decline as a “hangover” following the panicked buying during ...
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  • Friday January 19th, 2018
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The new superintendent of the Virginia State Police has been sworn in. State Police Lt. Col. Gary Settle took the oath of office Thursday, taking over the top job from retiring Col. W. Steven Flaherty. Settle is a 32-year law enforcement veteran who previously served as the director for the agency’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. He will lead a department with 2,118 sworn and ...
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  • Friday January 19th, 2018
      AMELIA COURTHOUSE, Va. (AP) – The country’s first tornado of 2018 has descended upon one Virginia county. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports a rare midwinter tornado uprooted trees and destroyed a carport during its two-minute existence on Jan. 12, in northern Amelia County. No injuries were reported. A survey team from the National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that the damage along the 0.4 mile (0.6 kilometer) path was ...
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  • Friday January 19th, 2018
      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A bill designed to soften penalties in Virginia for stealing smaller-dollar items has passed the state Senate. The Senate voted nearly unanimously Thursday to raise the felony theft threshold from $200 to $500. Virginia has kept its felony bar at $200 since 1980 and is tied with New Jersey for the lowest in the country. Most other states have raised the dollar ...
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