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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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Staunton to host Shenandoah Wine Festival

 The sweet notes of jazz and the taste of wine will infuse Staunton this weekend at the 6th Annual Wine and Jazz Festival, presented by the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail.

  • icon Updated: June 24

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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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Local church kindles embers for good

When the community last heard from Ron Brenneman, in a March 2011 News Virginian article, he had returned from a trip to the Holy Land, which in part was sponsored by donations from the community.

  • icon Updated: May 26

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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: 11

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