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  • Friday April 08th, 2016
    The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors, according to the Southside Sentinal, may cut funding for the Middlesex Family YMCA. The paper reports that Pinetop District supervisor Chip Holt is asking supervisors to cut the YMCA’s FY17 budget request by $15,833… that’s a third of the $47,500 in funds the county has given the Y the past several years. Holt and Hartfield District supervisor Bob LeBoeuf ...
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  • Thursday April 07th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a trio of education-related bills he said would undercut state support for all public schools. McAuliffe vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have allowed students at struggling schools to transfer to another school in the same school district. Another bill would allow disabled students to use public school funding for private school or other items. And a third bill ...
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  • Thursday April 07th, 2016
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) – George Mason University is tweaking its plan to rename its law school the Antonin Scalia School of Law to avoid an unfortunate acronym, but a group of state legislators wants to scrap the idea entirely. Eleven Democratic lawmakers sent a letter Tuesday to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, asking it to reject the university’s renaming plan. The university has ...
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  • Thursday April 07th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe’s request for federal assistance to help Virginians and homeowners impacted by the February 24 tornadoes has been denied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA administrator Craig Fugate said the damage from the tornadoes “was not of such severity and magnitude as to be beyond the capabilities of the commonwealth, affected local governments, and voluntary agencies.” The National Weather Service ...
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  • Thursday April 07th, 2016
    Hampton, Va. – People gathered at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton on Tuesday for a funeral service for Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer. The service was followed by a procession to Gloucester for his burial. Dermyer was killed in the line of duty at a Richmond Greyhound bus station on March 31. Dermyer, a Jackson, Michigan native, had been a Virginia State Police Trooper since his graduation from the Virginia State ...
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  • Monday April 04th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. — A woman died and a man was hospitalized Tuesday after an incident on the James River in Richmond on Tuesday. Police later identified the woman as a wanted suspect in a February meth lab explosion in New York. According to WTVR, fire crews were called to the river near the Manchester Bridge around 10:30 a.m. after construction workers spotted a body and called 911. Richmond Police spokesman Gene Lepley ...
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  • Monday April 04th, 2016
    By Newsroom In Essex County, a proposed tax increase of 7.4 cents will be discussed at the April 12 tax rate public hearing. That increase was one of three tax rates discussed by the Board of Supervisors at the March 22 budget hearing, at which supervisors voted 3-1 to discuss the highest tax rate proposed. If they had voted for a lower tax rate and later ...
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