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Tappahannock man dies from injuries sustained in automobile accident at Mt. Landing Road

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:09 am

On Wednesday July 23 at 4:09 P.M., Virginia State Police Master Trooper A. Allen responded to a two-vehicle crash at Mt. Landing Road at Warings Mill Road in Essex County. A 1986 GMC pickup was traveling east on Mt. Landing Road when it attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway, as the vehicle was turning it was struck at an angle by a 1991 Ford Pickup. The driver

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  • BoardDocs seeks to offer public a faster route to Essex County information

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    It’s a quick and easy tool that has changed how information is packaged and received in Essex County. If any citizen, be it someone who lives in the county or elsewhere, wishes to see the upcoming agenda for a county meeting, he or she can find it on the county’s BoardDocs. If people want information and times on special meetings or budget worksessions, they can go to BoardDocs. Curious about

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  • Burgess woman remains missing; Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, community continue search; Bring Claudine Home fund established

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    A recent picture of Claudine Jaquier Gifford taking a few weeks ago. It was not taken the day that she disappeared.

    More than two weeks later, Claudine Jaquier Gifford, of Burgess, remains missing, and there are still no definite leads regarding her whereabouts. However, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on July 16 said they were interested in speaking with four white males reported to have assisted Claudine J. Gifford from the Tiki Bar at Windmill Point into a silver Nissan SUV on July 6. These four males had been asked to

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  • Richmond County officials discuss county’s financial situation, making improvements

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:59 am

    The Richmond County Board of Supervisors recently formed a finance committee that seeks to examine means of improving the county’s financial health. Richmond County is in year three of taking out a revenue anticipation note (R.A.N.) in the amount of $3 million. County Administrator Morgan Quicke said the county reserves are not sufficient enough to carry the county to tax collection. “It has to do with our fund balance and

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  • New principal for Essex High School, citizens relay concerns to school board

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:50 am

    The Essex County School Board appointed Andrew Hipple as its new high school principal during a closed session at their regular monthly meeting on Monday night. Hipple was principal for one year for the middle and high schools in Colonial Beach before resigning in June. Before that Hipple was principal and assistant principal for Rappahannock County Public Elementary and Middle Schools. As a teacher he worked in Virginia and Pennsylvania 

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  • Warsaw Town Police apprehend suspect wanted in three counties

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    At the Thursday evening July 10 Warsaw Town Council Meeting, Warsaw Police Chief Christopher Spare came in looking a bit flush and breathing a bit heavy. Immediately prior to the meeting, Chief Spare and Warsaw Police Officer Scholes, in concert with Richmond County Sheriff Office Deputy Blaine English, just finished running down a suspect who was wanted in three counties for a variety of charges. The event began when authorities

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  • Lancaster police still searching for missing Burgess woman Claudine Jaquier Gifford

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Chris Ronsisvalle and Jen Logan with Joy

    No clues found after intense weekend search Lancaster County police were unsuccessful in their hunt for a missing woman after an intense weekend search in two areas of the county did not turn up any clues. The missing woman, 43-year-old Claudine Jaquier Gifford, moved to the Northern Neck last June, from Orlando, Florida. She had been working at the Kilmarnock Inn and staying with friends in Burgess. Her belongings including

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  • Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office: Claudine Jaquier Gifford of Burgess ‘has yet to be found’

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 11:57 am

    From the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office: Special Media Release for July 14, 2014 Despite extensive search efforts, supported by local businesses and volunteers, and state resources, Claudine J. Gifford, 43 of the Burgess area, has yet to be found. She was seen last in the early evening of July 6 in the area of the Windmill Point Marina in the company of Todd Kessler. On Saturday 53 volunteers plus support

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  • Missing woman described as private, soft-spoken, gentle

    Posted on July 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    A recent picture of Claudine Jaquier Gifford taking a few weeks ago. It was not taken the day that she disappeared.

    People move to the Northern Neck for many reasons. Claudine Jaquier Gifford moved from Orlando, Florida to escape her 17-year marriage. She arrived at a close friend’s home in Burgess last June, in a beat up van, with a pile of clothes and her dog. Gifford, who is turning 44 this month, is a tiny woman at just 112 pounds and 5-foot 4. She has a quiet demeanor and, friends

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