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Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Waynesboro jury declares Morris not guilty

WAYNESBORO-Not guilty. When the Waynesboro Circuit Court jury announced that verdict on Tuesday afternoon, Bobby Lee Morris became emotional, as a case that stretched on for more than a year had finally been put to rest. The 33-year-old Waynesboro resident stood accused of sexually abusing his young son and stepdaughter, but the jury found him not guilty on all charges. 

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Wilson passes region quarterfinal test

FISHERSVILLE – Jordan Sondrol poured in 23 points and Leara Shumate had a double-double as Wilson Memorial grabbed a Region 2A East quarterfinal win against Bruton High School at the Hive on Tuesday.

  • icon Posted: March 03

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The first step's an important one

You have to crawl before you can walk. That’s something we all learn as children and, in this case, it also can be applied to politicians. During the session that ended last week, the Virginia General Assembly passed an ethics reform bill in hopes of cracking down on some of the circumstances that led to former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s conviction on multiple charges. While not addressing all of the issues, we view it as a solid step toward changing the ways politicians can be influenced. What we don’t understand is why the bill is still sitting on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s desk, as he debates whether to sign it into law.

  • icon Posted: March 05

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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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What do you want to happen to the Augusta County courthouse?

The Augusta County supervisors are considering a plan to move the county courthouse from its current location in Staunton to Verona. To renovate the Staunton building, it would cost an estimated $10.2 million. To build in Verona, it would cost $11.5 million.

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