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

Tappahannock Police investigating homicide

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:28 am

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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  • Westmoreland County School Board meeting report

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:23 am

    The October 20 Westmoreland County School Board meeting was a standing-room-only affair until the final moment with a first time appearance of the Washington and Lee High School guidance counseling department, who discussed how students are prepared for graduation, college and career readiness by the department. According to School Board member Gernard Reed, an organization called Youth Empowerment Services (Y.E.S.) which consists of mostly college graduates and directed by Edward

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  • Campaign signs reported stolen

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:21 am

    As election day approaches with nine candidates running for town council Colonial Beach is filling up with campaign signs. Or it was. The campaigns of Wayne DiRosario and Bill Flammer have both reported that some of their signs have been stolen from the town. Kelsea’s Kitchen’s outdoor patio held a large campaign sign for Bill Flammer. The vinyl sign, which cost $175, was stolen last Thursday evening. According to a

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  • Plea agreement entered in shooting incident at party

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Oldhams resident Jamal Brown entered an Alford plea agreement with the prosecution for several felony charges filed against him for a shooting incident. Charges included two counts of malicious wounding, one count of attempted murder, two counts of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a violent felon and maliciously shooting into an occupied vehicle. The incident occurred on May 26, 2013 at Brown’s

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  • Colonial Beach Town Council seeks information on demolition order regarding former high school

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    All members of the Colonial Beach Town Council and the town mayor were shocked by the letter of demolition sent from town code compliance official Teresa Davis. At the regular October meeting all members of the council said they had no prior knowledge of the letter sent on September 26. This letter advised the school that they must demolish the building at 315 Douglas Avenue within 30 days. The building

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