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  • Wednesday August 19th, 2015
    This past fiscal year, the Virginia Lottery generated more than $1.84 billion in revenue.  This is good news for Virginia schools who, under current laws governing the lottery, receive 30% of all profits.  This time around the hauled in approximately $534 million.  Players netted a record $1.1 billion, while stores received nearly $104 million in commission. Virginia Lottery Director Paula Otto described where this surge is ...
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  • Wednesday August 19th, 2015
    In Lan­caster County, the county’s law­suit against for­mer Lan­caster County School super­in­ten­dent Dr. Ran­dolph H. Lati­more was set­tled last week, mean­ing yesterday’s sched­uled trial was can­celled. The Rap­pa­han­nock Record reports that details of the set­tle­ment agree­ment have not yet been worked out. The case sur­rounds whether or not Lati­more is enti­tled to keep $208,261.04 he was paid for unused sick and leave days dur­ing his ...
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  • Wednesday August 19th, 2015
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – A former police officer is scheduled to make his first appearance in court on a murder charge in the 2013 shooting death of an unarmed man in Virginia. Adam Torres is scheduled for an arraignment and bond hearing Wednesday on charges that he wrongfully shot and killed 46-year-old John Geer of Springfield in a standoff triggered by a call about a domestic ...
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  • Tuesday August 18th, 2015
    Vir­ginia offi­cials are report­ing the state’s first 2015 case of West Nile virus in a horse. The Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture and Con­sumer Ser­vices says the 5-year-old mare from Orange County had not been vac­ci­nated for the mosquito-borne dis­ease. Mos­qui­toes can pick up the virus from infected birds and trans­fer it to humans, horses and other mam­mals. No drugs exist for treat­ment, and the mor­tal­ity ...
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  • Tuesday August 18th, 2015
    The sec­ond year of Rap­pa­han­nock Elec­tric Cooperative’s stream­lined Annual Meet­ing took place last Thurs­day at the Fred­er­icks­burg Con­fer­ence Cen­ter. Over 100 mem­bers joined the Cooperative’s lead­er­ship for an elec­tric indus­try out­look, to vote for the Cooperative’s Board of Direc­tors and to review REC’s finan­cial strength. At the meet­ing, mem­bers learned that the future of the elec­tric indus­try is chang­ing. Today REC mem­bers hear about the ...
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  • Tuesday August 18th, 2015
    For­mer Vir­ginia Gov. Bob McDon­nell has made a final plea to a fed­eral court to let him remain free while he appeals his pub­lic cor­rup­tion con­vic­tions to the U.S. Supreme Court. In court papers Mon­day, attor­neys for McDon­nell argued that fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors are off base in sug­gest­ing the Supreme Court is unlikely to take his case. McDon­nell says his case clearly raises impor­tant legal ques­tions ...
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  • Tuesday August 18th, 2015
    The Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in its “Get 20% off on the 18th and 19th” shopping and dining event. Kilmarnock, Irvington and White Stone Chamber merchants are joining to create a “one of a kind” shopping occasion. “The Lancaster by the Bay Chamber merchants wanted to create a fun and new shopping event to celebrate our unique and ...
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