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Police officer prevents apparent suicide attempt in Warsaw

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 5:27 pm

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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  • Proposed Bailey Ridge Subdivision’s final site plan approved by Warsaw Town Council

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Town council approved the final site plan for the 14-lot Bailey Ridge Subdivision that Developer Roy Rogers is proposing at Memorial Drive in Warsaw. Last week, the Warsaw Planning Commission, which acts as the advisory body to council, tabled discussion of the project until their September meeting because they were awaiting preliminary comments from the Virginia Department of Transportation. At that meeting, Town Manager John Slusser said he didn’t anticipate

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  • U.S. Senator Mark Warner visits Northern Neck, Tidewater Virginia, discusses area constituents’ concerns

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va) stopped by the Northern Neck News Monday evening to discuss some of the topics that were brought to his attention by constituents in the Northern Neck and Virginia’s Tidewater Region. Warner had just come from touring the Rappahannock Oyster Company in Topping and observed that there was a lot of pride in relation to the restoration of area oyster populations that is in turn creating

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  • Warsaw Planning Commission forwards conditional use application for car wash to town council with concerns

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

    The Warsaw Planning Commission forwarded to town council a conditional use permit for Hurst Harvey Oil, Inc. to operate a car wash at the Warsaw Village Shopping Center. Their recommendation, however, asked that the town council address concerns with the business such as onsite management, hours of operation and lighting. Prior to the planning commission meeting, Town Manager John Slusser had sent a letter to Hurst Harvey Oil co-owner Melinda

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  • Mission, goals stated for Essex County Public Schools

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    At the Superintendent’s Forum held at Essex High School Monday night,  Essex County School Superintendent Dr. Scott Burckbuchler said that, after having completed his first year as superintendent, he has a vision of “opportunities for growth which focus on various strengths.” Burckbuchler proffered developing “opportunities to communicate and connect with staff with community input.” With the fear of Essex High School losing its accreditation should it not meet the Virginia

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  • Todd Kessler now ‘person of interest’ in missing person case

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    James Todd Kessler

    Lancaster County Sheriff Ronald D. Crockett reported that James T. “Todd” Kessler, 53 of Cox’s Farm Road, is now considered “a person of interest” in the disappearance of Claudine J. Gifford, 44 of Burgess, authorities said Monday. Gifford was last seen in the early evening of Sunday, July 6 at Windmill Point. The Sheriff’s office reported that specifics of the investigation are not being released that led to Kessler’s recent

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  • Warsaw woman airlifted from Scott’s Mill Road accident in Essex County

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Alonya Bates' 2003 Chevrolet Impala following a two-car crash on Scott's Mill Road in Essex County.

    A young Richmond County woman was flown out from a two-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday morning at approximately 7:20 a.m. on Scott’s Mill Road 0.6 miles east of Desha Road, authorities said Friday. According to Virginia State Police Senior Trooper D.P. Compton, Warsaw resident Alonya Bates was traveling eastbound on Scott’s Mill Road in her 2003 Chevrolet Impala when she rounded a curve at a high rate of speed and lost

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  • Accident Reports: Callao, Warsaw, Essex County

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    A helicopter arrives to transport Thomas Clohan of Fredericksburg to VCU Medical Center. Clohan was injured in an auto accident Friday outside of Callao.

    Callao: Fredericksburg man airlifted from accident on Route 360 near Callao Local emergency officials and the Virginia State Police responded Friday to a two-vehicle accident on Route 360 East outside of Callao in which one driver was freed from entrapment within his car and airlifted from the scene. Involved were  Thomas  Clohan, 66, of  Fredericksburg, and Norman Dodson, 59, of Heathsville. According to VSP Trooper Patrick McCranie, he had pulled

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