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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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  • Superintendent’s Forum at Essex High School on Monday, August 4

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 10:41 am

    From Scott Burckbuchler, superintendent of Essex County Public Schools: The public is invited to a Superintendent’s Public Forum at the Essex High School Auditorium on Monday, August 4, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the Vision, Mission, and Goals of Essex County Public Schools. Dr. Scott A. Burckbuchler said: “The purpose of this public forum is to provide the community an opportunity to have input on ECPS’s Vision, Mission, and

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  • Topping man sentenced in Lancaster County for DUI hit and run

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 10:32 am

    From the Lancaster County Commonwealth’s Attorney: Kenneth B. Jackson, 52, of Topping, VA was found guilty of a Felony Hit and Run and enhanced DUI on May 23, 2014 and Sentencing was argued July 25 in Lancaster County Circuit Court. The court in addressing the Hit and Run levied a sentence of 5 years with 3 years 3 months suspended for an active jail sentence of 1 year 9 months.

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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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