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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


    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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Over 70 donors attend Northumberland Red Cross Blood Drive

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:38 am

The Northumberland Chapter of the Red Cross held its Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 29 at Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville, VA.  The chapter thanks St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for hosting the Drive, as well as the Northumberland Lions Club for hosting the Canteen for us.  The gentlemen who prepared the “goodies” were  Joel Stubbs, Bob Binsky, Beg Groenwald, Bob Holley, Lee Allain, and Dick Saxer. Red Cross Volunteers were

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  • Quarter-century milestone marks longtime success of family-owned Tappahannock dealership

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:36 am

    From left: Malcolm Ball, Jean Ball, Carter Ball, Page Ball and Joey Fore celebrate Page’s 25 years as the locally owned business’s Buick and GMC Dealer.

    Many businesses come and go, but there are the select few that weather the severe economic downturns and changing times to not only remain in the game, but stand tall as local mainstays. In Tappahannock, Bareford Buick GMC is among the select few. The local car dealership that is said to have begun on a tree stump has been meeting the transportation needs of customers for 67 years, and Page

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  • Essex County Airport Authority looking to rezone property for potential dry fertilizer mixing business

    Posted on June 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

    The Essex County Airport Authority is seeking to rezone 24 acres of airport property outside Tappahannock from agriculture to light industry. Barry Bates of the Airport Authority said one business has showed interest in establishing a dry fertilizer blending facility at the site in question. In response to a citizen’s inquiry, Bates said  Southern States is currently the only business offering that type of service in Essex County. The retail

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Attorney General renders opinion on family members serving on Richmond County boards

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:35 pm

The following is Attorney General Mark Herring’s legal interpretation of state code section regarding the service of a board of supervisor’s relatives on county boards to Senator McDougle. The opinion, dated June 26, 2014, addresses an inquiry into whether or not appointed Richmond County School Board Member Brenda Pemberton could continue to serve out her term with her husband Bobby Pemberton having been recently elected to the Richmond County Board

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  • Letters to the editor: Week of Feb. 19

    Posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:49 am

    The end of an era Dear Citizens, Colleagues and Community Partners, As my work as Director of Social Services for Richmond County comes to an end, I would like to thank you for your encouragement, support, counsel and friendship over the last  seven and a half years. I consider the opportunity to have served the citizens of Richmond County an honor and a privilege. During the past seven and a

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of Feb. 5, 2014

    Posted on February 5, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Good works come from Christmas Mother Program The Christmas Mother Committee is pleased to report that 297 children were served through the supplemental program to help families with Christmas gifts. Through the support of 26 churches, 14 businesses and organizations and 22 individuals, those children experienced a more complete Christmas time through the efforts of many caring people in our community. We thank those donors, and particularly Beale Memorial Baptist

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