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Monday, July 28, 2014

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    Pipeline raises questions, some answers

    Residents of Augusta County are concerned about what happens to their property rights, once Dominion Power decides on a route for the proposed natural gas pipeline.

Base pay slow in changing for Waynesboro police

In the last five years, the base pay for a Waynesboro police officer increased $1,208. That still places the city as one of the lowest, when it comes to starting salaries for law enforcement in the region.

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Sunshine did not melt Sweet Dreams

Saturday’s sweltering July sun did not stop thousands of people from eating shaved ice, climbing a rock wall and drinking old-fashioned soda at the 11th annual Sweet Dreams Festival.

  • icon Posted: July 26

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Government not focused on how to fix healthcare

In a blockbuster ruling from the DC Court of Appeals last week, the funding source for the default federal healthcare exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was declared invalid.

  • icon Posted: July 27

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Warriors come together again

Ten years ago, everything was different. Some were from Waynesboro, some from Staunton and others from across the mountain in Charlottesville, but they all experienced things together. 

  • icon Updated: July 23

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Online poll

Would you support a tax hike to increase base pay for Waynesboro officers?

The Waynesboro Police Department is one of the lowest paying in the area, with a starting salary of $31,000. A total of 34 officers have resigned over the last five years, leaving for other agencies. That. combined with injuries and retirements, has left 35 officers to patrol the city. Would you support some type of plan, including up to a tax increase, to help bring the base pay up for local officers?

Total Votes: 159

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