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Saturday, May 30, 2015

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Medical mission in need of supplies

FISHERSVILLE-For the past 20 years, they’ve answered the call. Members of Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church have a partnership with the people of St. Matthias Parish, a tiny village in the southern mountains of Haiti that’s in need of medical care. And so each year, bags are packed, flights booked and people from the congregation travel to the island nation, to help the sick. But as they get prepared to leave this time, the 14-member mission group finds itself in need of some supplies.

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Funeral for B.B. King held in Mississippi Delta hometown

INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area's flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.

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Time to think outside of the box

In the ongoing discussion concerning the proposed routes for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Appalachian Connector, a key component of the debate appears to be the “not in my backyard” crowd. That is appropriate given the lack of specific objection to the pipeline itself by the elected state and federal representatives, who are in the best position to object, considering the amount of money at stake and acknowledging that the real decision will ultimately be made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which does not answer to any voters. Therefore, a betting person would be smart to wager that the pipelines are coming through Virginia in somebody’s backyard unless an alternative that goes through nobody’s backyard is offering. However simply playing musical chairs until somebody gets stuck is not really good for anybody.

  • icon Posted: May 30

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Start-up church aims for growth

There is a sizable group of locals who always head over to Seven Arrows Brewing Company just outside of Waynesboro’s city limits in Fishersville for ice cold beverages on Sunday. But, there is also a group that visits the same building that houses the brewery to praise the lord.

  • icon Posted: April 26

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What do you want to happen with Waynesboro High?

The Waynesboro School Board plans to make a decision over the next few months about the future of Waynesboro High, either to rebuild it at the current location or move it to a new site. To rebuild, the cost is $46 million. To relocate, it will cost $73.6 million, plus whatever the cost of the new land is.

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