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

Burgess woman’s disappearance “still under active investigation” by Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Sheriff R.D. Crockett reports that the disappearance of Claudine J. Gifford is still under active investigation. Tips and information continue to be received and all such information is being followed up by the Criminal Investigative Division, led by Lt. E.T. Self. At this time the office is waiting for laboratory and other reports from the Virginia Department of Forensic Science on evidence that was submitted to the lab

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  • Town officials explore security options for Route 360 water tower in Warsaw

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    The Route 360 water tower in Warsaw

    When a man looked to potentially jump from the Route 360 water tower in Warsaw—and was subsequently stopped by town police officer Charles Bowles—the incident raised the question of security at the site. The man was able to directly access the tower as there was no fence around the perimeter to block it off from the public. And, while it was “very difficult” according to Warsaw Police Chief and Acting

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  • Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis hosted by 99th District Tea Party in Lancaster County

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    U.S. Senatorial Candidate Robert Sarvis

    Featured speaker and U.S. Senatorial candidate Robert Sarvis shared the following joke from his software development days with the 99th District Tea Party in Lively Tuesday evening: “When you see a problem in society and you create a huge government program to deal with it, now you have two problems.” “I think that in every area of our public policy, that’s exactly what’s happening,” Sarvis said as he shared how

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Essex Inn gains new innkeepers

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

September, 3, 2014-The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia welcomes Jeremy Gassen and Ric Jefferson as the new innkeepers of Essex Inn. This perfect pairing stems from Jeremy’s nearly ten years working in the hospitality industry for an international hotel chain and Ric’s extensive culinary skills. “We come from the world of 300-room hotels with astounding amenities, but virtually no guest interaction.  We checked in hundreds of people every day

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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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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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