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  • Wednesday January 25th, 2017
    A bill in the state senate to raise the threshold for felony larceny has advanced in committee. Virginia’s threshold for felony larceny was set in 1980 at $200, and is one of the lowest thresholds in the country. Amended legislation in two separate bills, would raise the amount to $500. The bills were combined in the Senate Courts of Justice committee. A similar bill passed ...
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  • Wednesday January 25th, 2017
    Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital encourages the community to “Go Red” Friday, February 3rd, to raise awareness for women’s heart disease by joining them in support for the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but is still often thought of as “a man’s disease”, when in fact, according to the American Heart ...
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  • Tuesday January 24th, 2017
    One person was killed Monday afternoon when the car they were driving ran off the road and struck several trees. The crash occurred Monday afternoon just before 4:30 on Route 360 west about 1 ½ mile east of Newbill Road in Richmond County. Virginia State Police say a 2004 Oldsmobile driven by 79 year old Gwendolyn M. Gaines of Callao ran off the road to ...
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  • Tuesday January 24th, 2017
    The first full week of the 2017 session was a busy one according to Delegate Margaret Ransone, who reports that some of her bills were heard and advanced in various committees. HB 1844 – Requires Virginia’s court system to maintain a free online database of Circuit, District, and adult cases in Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts that is searchable by name across the Commonwealth. HB ...
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  • Tuesday January 24th, 2017
    An application has been filed in Gloucester County, to build a solar energy facility on Route 14 near Toddsbury Lane. Strata Solar LLC  must now hold a public meeting to lay out their plans. That meeting is now scheduled to be held at the Gloucester Library on February 23rd at 7PM. After that, the Gloucester County Planning Commission will most likely hold a public hearing ...
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  • Tuesday January 24th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia House of Delegates gave tentative approval Monday to a bill that would allow home-schooled students to participate in high school sports. HB 1578, widely known as the “Tebow Bill” after former University of Florida and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, would give home-schoolers the ability to participate in high school sports and other interscholastic activities. The bill is on the House ...
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  • Monday January 23rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s largest teachers union is pressing lawmakers to include a pay raise in the budget, saying low wages have led to staffing shortages across the state. Jim Livingston, president of the, says around 300 teachers traveled to Richmond for a lobbying day Monday. State employees were supposed to get a 3 percent raise under the budget passed by lawmakers last session, but those ...
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