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6 hrs ago | WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Meetings About County Budgets

The Augusta County Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, to consider and revise it's proposed budget, and possible real estate tax increase.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

City Council Takes First Step to Fix Jail Overcrowding

It is cramped quarters at the Rockingham Regional Jail. Now Harrisonburg City Council is moving forward with a plan to look at possibly building a new jail.

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Related Topix: Rockingham County, VA

The Daily News Leader

Augusta County announces slow-roll closure

The brief closures are needed for installation of a fiber-optic line over the interstate.

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Related Topix: Greenville, VA, Raphine, VA

The Daily News Leader

Sheriff's office charges two men in online stings

Augusta County authorities charged two men during the weekend with soliciting children online, including a Ruther Glen man who is a registered sex offender.

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Related Topix: Ruther Glen, VA, Albemarle County, VA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

The Process of Catching Online Predators

You've seen shows like "To Catch a Predator," where an officer poses as a teen and lures sexual predators out to be arrested, but that doesn't only happen on television.

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NBC29

Fishersville Woman Speaks out on Traffic Safety after Injury

A Fishersville woman says enough is enough. Tina Shifflett lives off a road she calls dangerous, and was even seriously injured on it last month - now, her pleas to supervisors are taking on a new urgency.

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Related Topix: Fishersville, VA

The Daily News Leader

Sheriff: Juvenile missing in Augusta County

Augusta County authorities are looking for a missing 14-year-old boy. Melvin. E. McDaniel initially left an apartment on Hillington Drive in Stuarts Draft on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Stuarts Draft, VA

NBC29

Folk Sentenced on Child Sex Abuse Charge

A Staunton man will serve 25 years in prison on sex abuse charges involving a child.

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The Daily News Leader

Augusta County Restaurant Inspections

Level: Critical Details: Discard the food and ensure that potentially hazardous foods for cold-holding are maintained at 41 degrees or below to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.

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Related Topix: Fishersville, VA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Daily News Leader

Community News

For more information, call 1-800-797-8518. High School announces musical: Wilson Memorial High School will present "Kiss and Tell" at 7 p.m. April 25-16 at 189 Hornet Road.

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Related Topix: Verona, VA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

NBC29

Legal Expert Explains Sex Crime Stings vs. Entrapment

People across Virginia are seeing familiar faces in the news for horrible reasons.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily News Leader

County schools look forward to tax hike

A 5 cent tax real estate rate hike in Augusta County would bring in about $1.39 million annually for the school division, which represents 2 cents of the five.

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The Daily News Leader

25-year prison term for Staunton man

Daniel K. Folk V pleaded for leniency Thursday in Augusta County Circuit Court in the molestation case of a young girl.

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Related Topix: Staunton, VA

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Former Western Albemarle Teacher Charged With Soliciting Minor

A retired teacher from Western Albemarle High School is accused of soliciting a minor.

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Related Topix: Waynesboro, VA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Augusta County School Board Budget Public Hearing Divides Speakers

The Augusta County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing for the budget. The budget includes a tax increase of 5%.

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The Daily News Leader

School nurses face challenges daily

The days of school nurses only taking temperatures and putting on Band-Aids is long gone.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Stuarts Draft, VA

NBC29

Pageant Winner Talks to Wilson Elementary Students about Bullying

Students in part of Augusta County heard an important message from a special visitor Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Kids, Family

The Daily News Leader

Sheriff's office arrests Verona man on sex charges

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office arrested a Verona man Tuesday on multiple sex charges that reportedly involve a young girl.

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Related Topix: Verona, VA, Staunton, VA

The Daily News Leader

Community News

The Easter service will be at 10:30 a.m. Ray Houser scholarship announced: The Staunton Music Guild has opened the 2014 application process for the Ray Houser scholarship.

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Related Topix: Staunton, VA, Waynesboro, VA, Pop/Rock, The Revs, Life, Holidays, Earth Day

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Historical Society Celebrates Golden Anniversary

The Augusta County Historical Society celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Golden Gala at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton.

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Related Topix: Staunton, VA

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