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Spotsylvania woman arrested in multi-vehicle accident involving school bus

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 11:16 am

A multi-vehicle accident involving a school bus Friday morning resulted in no injuries to students and a trip to Pamunkey Regional Jail for a Spotsylvania woman. The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies responded to a three-vehicle collision on Washington Highway (Route 1) at Berkley Woods Drive in the Town of Ashland at approximately 7:58 a.m. May 22. Christina M. Martin, 33, of Spotsylvania County, was arrested for driving

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  • Parents arrested in infant death

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Gerald Luna and Sarah Newton.

    The Ashland Police Department has charged the parents of an infant with felony child neglect after an investigation into their child’s death in October of 2014. According to the APD, on Oct. 21, 2014, at about 1 a.m., Ashland police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive infant at a motel located in the 600 block of North Washington Highway in Ashland. The child was transported to a local

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  • Council hears updates on Chapman Street rezoning, Carter Park Pool

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    This updated plan for the Westland project (formerly Ashland Neighborhood) shows color-coded lot width ranges.

    Rogers-Chenault Inc. has shaved a few more units off its residential rezoning application for the project previously called Ashland Neighborhood. Todd Rogers of RCI gave a presentation to the Ashland Town Council during the “citizen input” portion of the agenda May 19, though he said all the information he shared that evening would be repeated when the matter officially returns to council’s agenda June 16. He said he wanted council

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  • Sheriff’s Office seeks community’s input for reaccreditation efforts

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Col. David Hines, Hanover sheriff.

    The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve reaccreditation by verifying it meets professional standards, and the agency would like the community’s input during this process. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, which are outlined below. Public Information Session: Members of the community and agency employees are invited to offer comments at a public information session on

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  • Bruington resident found dead at Mechanicsville gas station

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Vspatch

    A Bruington woman was found dead at a Mechanicsville gas station Tuesday afternoon. The Virginia State Police is investigating and does not believe the death to be suspicious. The next day, police identified the deceased as Robin G. Reilly, 60, of Bruington, Virginia. At 1:10 p.m. on May 19, a Virginia State Police trooper was at a gas station on the 7400 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, when an off-duty firefighter

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  • Commonwealth’s attorney Chalkley running for a third term

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Trip Chalkley.

    Two men will be going head-to-head in a June 9 primary election to become the Republican nominee for the position of Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney. A former chief prosecutor in Hanover, Eddie R. “Ed” Vaughn Jr. is challenging incumbent R. E. “Trip” Chalkley. There will not be a Democratic primary, and as of this time, no other candidates for this position have been announced for the Nov. 3 general election. An

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  • Former commonwealth’s attorney Vaughn seeks to return to post

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Ed Vaughn.

    Two men will be going head-to-head in a June 9 primary election to become the Republican nominee for the position of Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney. A former chief prosecutor in Hanover, Eddie R. “Ed” Vaughn Jr. is challenging incumbent R. E. “Trip” Chalkley. There will not be a Democratic primary, and as of this time, no other candidates for this position have been announced for the Nov. 3 general election. An

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  • Only bank in Beaverdam is closing in August

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:33 am

    The SunTrust in Beaverdam is closing its doors to all customers Aug. 14 at 2 p.m.

    A key institution in the Beaverdam community is coming to an end. A SunTrust branch located in the area’s “downtown” is closing its doors to all customers Aug. 14 at 2 p.m., according to Hugh Suhr, a spokesman for SunTrust. Suhr said this decision came after “careful study and analysis,” and contributing factors they “considered include[ed], but [were] not limited to, market growth, real estate arrangements, and transaction volumes.” “The

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  • Mechanicsville supervisor schedules forum June 2

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Mechanicsville Supervisor Canova Peterson.

    W. Canova Peterson, Mechanicsville District Supervisor, has announced that he will hold a community forum on Tuesday, June 2. The Covenant Woods Retirement Community has once again offered to host this event for the residents of Mechanicsville and Hanover County. The forum will be between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and will take place in the Commons of Covenant Woods’ new expansion, “The Lodge.” Peterson said, “Our

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