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All but one Hanover school gets full accreditation

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Tuesday morning the Virginia Department of Education released accreditation ratings for all school divisions and schools statewide, which showed that all but one of Hanover’s schools received full accreditation. Patrick Henry High School was “accredited with warning,” because of low math scores.

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Financial picture bright for Hanover

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:14 am

County officials project they will be under budget once they complete reviewing financial data for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Kathleen Seay, director of finance and management services, said in an Aug. 27 presentation to the board of supervisors that expenses were down and totaled 94.7 percent of the budget.

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Hanover quarterback Clayton Cheatham en route to one of two second-half touchdowns.

Hawks hold Patriots scoreless in opener

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:34 am

For the third year in a row, the Patrick Henry Patriots failed to score on the Hanover Hawks, falling 16-0 in the debut of new head coach Bryan Davis. The victory gave Hanover its ninth straight win over their Western Hanover rivals.

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  • Keselowski cruises to victory at RIR

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Brad Keselowski celebrates his victory at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night.

    Brad Keselowski completely dominated the Federated Auto Parts 400 at RIR, leading 383 of 400 laps, never losing the lead in the second half of the race, while clinching the top seed for the new Chase format.

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  • Atlee starts season with 63-20 rout

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:24 am

    The Atlee Raiders began Year 24 of their football program much like the start of Year 23. With the”Rage Cage” student section out in force cheering them on, the Raiders found the end zone nine times at Deep Run to rout the Wildcats 63-20 in their season opener.

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Todd Williams, volunteer firefighter with Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Company, in full fire gear. Williams was one of three “Hometown Heroes” from Hanover.

Volunteer firefighter humbled by recent recognition

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:18 am

For his dedication to the fire department and his efforts to go above and beyond his duties, Mechanicsville's Todd Williams was named as one of Allen and Allen’s “Hometown Heroes” for 2014.

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  • Mechanicsville 12-year-old named Hometown Hero

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Camden Giroux, 12, of Mechanicsville, packs supplies in to one of 50 tote bags donated by the E.J. Wade Foundation, which will be distributed to the local homeless population.

    Because of a Mechanicsville youth’s efforts to help the homeless, this year he was named one of Allen & Allen’s “Hometown Heroes,” an honor given to those who demonstrate acts of kindness or heroism.

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  • ‘Thumbs Up’ cofounder honored for his efforts

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Roger Reynolds, of the Ashland-based CJ"s Thumbs Up Foundation.

    With a warm, friendly personality, you wouldn’t know that roughly 4 years ago Roger Reynolds’ and his wife’s world was turned upside down. That’s when their 4 1/2-year-old daughter, Charlotte Jennie “CJ” Reynolds, lost her battle against the brain tumor she fought so hard to beat.

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East of Afton

Diversions, Week of Sept. 11, 2014

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Crafters Wanted Ashland Volunteer Fire Department is looking for crafters for a craft show Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25 for 8×8 space. Please contact Audrey Roberts for more information at (804) 349-5629.   Crafters wanted for the 24th annual Short Pump Ruritan Club Craft Show Saturday, Oct. 25. It will be held at short Pump Middle School – 4701 Pouncey Tract Road. For information, call

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  • Ashland Street Parties declares ‘end of summer’

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Ron Moody performs during a past Ashland Street Party.

    Ashland Street Parties brings its 2014 season to a close Sept. 20 with a performance by Street Party regulars Ron Moody and the Centaurs. The “End of Summer” street party is presented by Ashland Ace Hardware. Music, dancing and fun will be ongoing from 6:30 – 11 p.m., at the Ashland Library Plaza.

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  • Hanover Tavern presents ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Va Rep Dr Ruth

    Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of “Becoming Dr. Ruth” by Mark St. Germain Friday, Sept. 12 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 19. This one-woman biographical account tells the incredible life story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

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