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2013-2014 SOL passing rates for Colonial Beach and Essex, Richmond, Lancaster, Northumberland and Westmoreland County Public Schools

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:10 pm

The Department of Education today released SOL passing rates for Virginia Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year. Below are scores averaged by the Virginia Department of Education for school divisions in the Northern Neck and Essex County; the results also show how those scores changed from passing rates for the 2012-2013 school year. Divisions are listed in alphabetical order: Colonial Beach Reading: 65 percent, down from 68 percent Writing:

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Former Richmond County Finance Officer charged with embezzlement, illegal use of public funds

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Jennifer Lynn Clark, former Finance Officer for Richmond County, has been charged with six counts of embezzlement greater than or equal to $200, one count of illegal use of public funds and one count of obtaining money under false pretenses, all felonies. Clark’s arrest date was Thursday, August 21. She was arraigned today. The listed dates for the offenses range from March 1, 2013 to April 2, 2014. There were

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  • Police officer prevents apparent suicide attempt in Warsaw

    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Bowles

    Warsaw Police Officer Charles Bowles talked a 34-year-old Callao resident out of jumping from the Route 360 water tower in town yesterday evening. Bowles said that a call for an individual threatening to commit suicide from the tower came in at 7:05 p.m. at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Bowles was on scene at approximately 7:08 p.m. “I responded up there, I was the first arriving unit and as I

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  • Tappahannock Police investigating fatal motor vehicle crash

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    The Tappahannock Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in the early morning hours of August 22. At approximately 5:55 am, officers responded to the area of Marsh Street and Route 17 and found two vehicles with extensive damage. The investigation at the scene indicated that Lottie M. Taliaferro of Tappahannock was driving a 2002 Izuzu east on Marsh Street at an excessive rate of speed when

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Sports

The Northern Neck Rivermen defense lines up to rush the offense.

Northern Neck Rivermen back down Crusaders

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm

The Northern Neck Rivermen traveled to Jacksonville, Va to face the TC Crusaders on Saturday August 23. The Rivermen were first on the board with a 10 yard touchdown run by Tim Short. Then their defense took the game over; Devonte Reynolds recovered a fumble and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown to put his team up (15-0) late in the second quarter. In the third quarter, Chris Campbell

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  • Essex County youth get into the game

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Youth players bring the runner to the ground.

    Essex County Youth football began play Saturday August 23 in Westmoreland. You can’t have a High School team that went to back to back State Championship games without instilling discipline on the lower levels. The three divisions Peewee, JV, and Varsity all had a strong showing. After weeks of practice that included going to the jungle (a term the coaches coined for running from the practice field to the edge

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  • Strong showing for Richmond County Youth Football

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Youth players push the defense back.

    The Richmond County Youth Football league traveled to Westmoreland to meet up with area players to kick off the football season. Some of the teams from the Peewee, JV, and Varsity fared better than others, but it was only week one. The young players finally got to play a game, so they understood why the coach had to do so many drills (tackling, down-ups, toss sweep right). The little cheerleaders

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Lifestyles

Piano Dedication

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm

After the sudden death of Ann Bowen in May, wife of Pastor Don Bowen of the Cobham Park  Baptist Church of Warsaw, a memorial fund was established.  At the time, no one knew what to expect by way of response. When gifts from church members, friends in the community, along with friends far and wide, exceeded $10,000, the family asked that the funds be used for the purchase of a

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  • Young trio builds tree house

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    In no particular order: Connor France and Hunter and Evan Yeatman.

    The grandchildren  of longtime, well-known 76-year-old builder Woody Yeatman are taking a page from Yeatman’s construction book and are nearly finished in building a custom-made tree fort. But this is not their grandfather’s tree fort. The parents of Connor France, Nathan and Beth, drove a golf cart along a path into the woods to meet the youngsters who designed and constructed the fort. Connor France is the cousin of brothers

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  • Camp S.W.A.G. 2014 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    August 11 – 15 was another busy week at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville. Twenty-seven young men from around the Northern Neck were busy learning new things at Camp S.W.A.G. (Success While Achieving Godliness). The camp directors Rev. Kevin Elmore and Mr. Bill Hines involved the young men in exciting hands on learning activities, group discussions and much more. The goal of the camp is to instill essential life skills,

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Entertainment

Andy Vaughan and the Driveline

Andy Vaughan and the Driveline return to Richmond County Fair

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

Country artist Andy Vaughan used to watch a lot of Western movies when he was a kid. The Richmond native noticed how, in the older films, “everything was really black and white” when the good guys wore the white hats and the bad guys wore the black hats, and “you knew exactly who was who.” But then came the newer, “Spaghetti Western” moves in which many shades of gray emerged

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  • Northumberland YMCA to kick off First Annual ‘Guns and Hoses Bowl’ September 6

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    The day before the first NFL Sunday of 2014, local residents can get their fill of football excitement with the first-ever Guns and Hoses Bowl hosted by the Northumberland Family YMCA! The Northumberland and Richmond County sheriff’s offices will team up with Virginia State Police to square off against the Fairfields and Callao Volunteer Fire Departments in a game of flag football. The inaugural event, organized and coordinated by Northumberland

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  • 26th Annual Richmond County Fair August 12-16

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Jonathan Austin, who will stage his 24- Hour Emergency Juggling & Magic Service Show next Friday and Saturday evening.

    The Richmond County Fair starts next week! The fair takes place at the fairgrounds, located near the Rt 3 Bypass in Warsaw, look for the big ferris wheel, named after George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.   Tuesday and Wednesday, gates open at 6 pm.  Thursday and Friday, gates open at 10 am.  Saturday, gates open at 9 am.  Each night, the fair closes at 11 pm.  Admission is $2 per

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