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Glenn Millican.

Former School Board member running for Mechanicsville supervisor

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 10:25 am

Longtime Hanover School Board member Glenn Millican announced he will seek election to the Board of Supervisors to represent the Mechanicsville District. Millican, who served on the Hanover School Board from 1990 to 2014, said in a statement to the media he is most concerned about how the current Board of Supervisors has handled Hanover’s law enforcement, emergency services, county schools, long-term finances, and growth. “These are service areas that

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  • Sheriff’s Office seeks public’s help in identifying larceny suspects

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 10:26 am

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    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Victoria Creps.

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    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Michael Carlson

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    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Toni Gohagan.

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    Ashland town hall_stock

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    David Myers, assistant superintendent of business and operations.

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