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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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  • Police search for robbery suspect

    WAYNESBORO-A man armed with a tire iron attempted to rob the Royal Mart convenience store Friday morning, before fleeing the scene with no money. Waynesboro police are searching for the suspect, who they said threatened two store employees and attempted to take the contents of the cash register.

Augusta Supervisors moving ahead on courthouse referendum

VERONA -- The Augusta County Board of Supervisors moved closer Monday toward passing a resolution/petition necessary for a November referendum on the question of relocating the Augusta County Courthouse to Verona.

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Time for a change

It seems a little bit crazy, trying to smash through a brick wall with a spoon. You can chisel all you want, but it’s not going to break through. It’s just the wrong tool for the job and eventually, you need to replace it with a sledgehammer or something similar to get the job done. The same goes for Virginia’s testing system.  Trying to judge someone’s education level based on one multiple choice test taken at the end of the school year doesn’t seem to accomplish anything, other than showing how well some students can memorize answers. That’s why we support the proposal released by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.

  • icon Posted: January 27

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A look around the South American Paris

It’s called the South American Paris for a reason. Buenos Aires, Argentina, a city that looks and feels like a mixture of Rome, Paris, New York and Madrid, is one of the top tourist destinations in South America. 

  • icon Posted: January 11

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Online poll

Do you support building new elementary schools for Riverheads and Hugh G. Cassell?

At the Augusta County School Board meeting Jan. 22, the group outlined needs for new buildings to replace Riverheads and Cassell elementary schools, as well as add classrooms to Wilson Middle. The group hopes to get all of this done by the 2017-18 school year.

Total Votes: 83

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