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Westmoreland Sheriff’s office Awarded

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:21 am

By Christopher Schmitt The Westmoreland Sheriff’s office won several law enforcement awards including 1st place nationwide in the law enforcement challenge and 2nd place statewide. C.O. Balderson and three of his deputies attended the Board of Supervisors meeting to accept the awards. The Supervisors amended their public agenda on Monday, December 8, specifically to allow a spokesperson from the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police to present the awards in

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  • Westmoreland News wins Farm Bureau journalism award

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 9:57 am

    The Members’ Choice Award, which honors media nominated by Farm Bureau members, was given to two non-dailies, The Westmoreland News and The Gazette-Virginian in South Boston. “We are amazed at the talent and dedication of our award winners,” said VFBF President Wayne F. Pryor. “It’s reassuring to know that there are still reporters and editors who understand the importance of our $70 billion industry and report it on a regular

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  • Beloved Westmoreland coach says farewell to youth league

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:43 am

    George Hunter Jr. (right) with his son, George.

    With 20 years of experience under his belt at only 37 years of age, Montross resident George Hunter Jr. has become a beloved coach and community figure for youth, students and parents in Westmoreland County. But unfortunately for the Westmoreland Youth Association, Hunter is leaving the program to concentrate on other coaching responsibilities. Having gained a wealth of experience playing basketball for his church and the local YMCA, Hunter began

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  • Virginia delegate, Richmond County YMCA team up with local, state agencies to host ‘Be Proud, Be Protected’

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Delegate Margaret Ransone

    From county schools to law enforcement, a collective community effort has formed to provide safety and protection tips to area youth and their parents in one concentrated location. On December 10 from 5:30 to 7:30  p.m., the Richmond County Family YMCA and Virginia Delegate Margaret Ransone (R-99th), in partnership with local and state agencies, will host “Be Proud, Be Protected” at Northern Neck Technical Center in Warsaw. Parents and teens

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  • Tappahannock Police investigating homicide

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:28 am

    A picture of the late Danny Gray Jones, Jr. (left) as a Washington & Lee Eagle competing in the 2009 annual Christmas classic basketball event.

    23-year-old man Danny Gray Jones, Jr. killed; one man charged   The Tappahannock Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the evening hours of Sunday November 16.  At approximately 9 p.m., officers responded to the Rappahannock Apartments on Winston Road for a shots fired call.  When officers arrived they found a young black male who was unresponsive. The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was identified

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  • 2nd Chances Ministry: helping young first time offenders make better choices

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:23 am

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    Westmoreland County School Board Vice-Chairman Gernard Reed has his finger in many productive pies, including his involvement in a program which provides non-violent first time law offenders of 14 to 24 years of age a chance to right and re-insert themselves into their community. The pastoral counseling group that offers the program is known as “2nd Chances Ministry.” Successfully completing this program is a means by which qualified offenders can

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  • Colonial Beach man killed in car crash

    Posted on November 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    King George County- A Colonial Beach man was killed Sunday (November 9) in a single vehicle crash in King George County. The crash occurred on Route 3(Kings Highway) at Rollins Ford Road in King George County. Virginia State Police Trooper R. Garnett investigated the crash. A 2014 Toyota was traveling east on Route 3, when it ran off the road left and struck a tree. The driver (single occupant) of the

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  • Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office acquires crime scene vehicle

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office has added a Crime Scene Processing Vehicle to its fleet. The newly acquired Ford E450 4X4 as well as all included equipment was received “free of charge”, courtesy of a grant from the Asset Forfeiture Transfer Program administered through the Office of the Attorney General. Sheriff’s office representatives said they are extremely grateful and fortunate to have been able to obtain this vehicle and equipment.

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  • Town Manager Defends Demolition Request

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Val Foulds the Town Manager of Colonial Beach defended Town Code Compliance Official, Teresa Davis, for sending the controversial letter dated September 26th. The letter, sent to Colonial Beach Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Newman required the building at 315 Douglas Avenue to be torn down within 30 days. The old brick building, known to most as the old high school, caught fire the morning of January 5th. However, the problems

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