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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Waynesboro police struggle with manpower issue

Over the last five years, 34 officers have resigned from the Waynesboro Police Department to take jobs in other places. That number, combined with retirements, injuries and unfilled positions, has left the department seriously understaffed.

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Generals hold off Front Royal

Colin Bennett’s bases-loaded walk scored Cole Gruber with the game-winning run as the Waynesboro Generals outlasted Front Royal 8-7 in Valley League action at Linco Park at Kate Collins Field Tuesday night.

  • icon Posted: July 22

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Sweet Dreams return to Stuarts Draft

The sweetest day of the year might just be this Saturday, when the 11th annual Sweet Dreams Festival returns to Stuarts Draft Park. The free family event will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., featuring food, sporting events, magicians, vendors and, of course, chocolate.

  • icon Updated: 9:54 pm

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A pure heart beats in Staunton

Last Wednesday I received a letter from Staunton. It was written by a woman who reads my weekly editorial page articles in the News Virginian. Sarah’s letter touched my heart and I would like share some of her thoughts, while keeping her identity private.

  • icon Posted: July 23

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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: 9:54 pm

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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: 26

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