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Saturday, January 31, 2015

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Backyard chicken ordinance vetoed in Augusta

VERONA -- Augusta County Supervisors rejected an ordinance Wednesday that would have allowed the keeping of backyard chickens in rural residential and single family residential districts.

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Kindnesses given tend to be remembered most

Marcus Borg is gone. You may never have heard of him although he published 20 books and was well known in liberal Protestantism. He died at 72 at his home in Oregon.

  • icon Posted: January 30

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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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Do you support banning chickens in Augusta County's residential neighborhoods?

On Jan. 28, Augusta County Supervisors voted 5-2 to ban chickens from being kept as pets in rural and single family residential areas. Multiple reasons were given for the decision, including preventing the spread of avian flu and less stress for the county's animal control officers.

Total Votes: 68

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