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  • Monday August 07th, 2017
    MONTROSS, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s groundwater supply is under increasing pressure in the Northern Neck and Tidewater regions, and some say the water table is dropping. The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/2fjtzhg ) that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is addressing the problem by getting its biggest users, which include the International Paper mill in Franklin, the city of Chesapeake and Colonial Williamsburg, to draw fewer ...
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  • Monday August 07th, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The price motorists are paying for a gallon of gas in Virginia is up six cents from a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday that the average price of a gallon of regular, unleaded gas in Virginia was $2.15, up from $2.09 a week ago. The price of gas in the state is 20 cents below the national average of $2.35. The average price of ...
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  • Friday August 04th, 2017
    Through Sunday at 11:59PM, it’s the 3-day sales tax holiday here in Virginia, when you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying any sales tax. So, exactly what’s eligible? School supplies, clothing, and footwear to start. Qualified school supplies count, at $20 or less per item. Qualified clothing and footwear must be ...
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  • Friday August 04th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal lawsuit over a transgender teen’s demand to use the boy’s bathroom at his high school is being sent back to a lower court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had scheduled arguments for September in Gavin Grimm’s case against the Gloucester County School Board. But the 4th Circuit said Wednesday that it will delay next month’s arguments and send the case back to ...
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  • Thursday August 03rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A judge in Virginia has reversed a ruling he made in June, saying he made a mistake when he wrote that Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act applied only to public bodies and not individual officials. Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Henrico County Circuit Court Judge Hames Yoffy announced the reversal Wednesday. Resident Brian Davison had filed paperwork in court arguing that state Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant ...
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  • Thursday August 03rd, 2017
    A Tennessee man has been charged by authorities in Mathews County, with sexually assaulting more than one child under the age of 13 between 1990 and 2006. 60 year-old Edward C. Thomas of Lutts, Tennessee has been charged with four counts of sodomy with a victim less than 13 years of age and other charges. The Mathews County Sheriff’s Office says they began investigating a ...
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  • Thursday August 03rd, 2017
    By Newsroom The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office has released a report, showing that officers made a total of 277 arrests last year. The arrests in 2016 included 112 co-called “serious” crimes such as felonies and 165 less serious crimes, mostly misdemeanors. The Sheriff says Middlesex averaged the second highest number of inmates at the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center in Saluda in 2016 too. Essex County ...
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