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    AAA: Gas prices fall to seven-month low

    - Gas prices have remained relatively stable over the past week, driven by relatively low crude oil prices, declining domestic demand for gasoline following the end of the summer driving season, and the switch to cheaper-to-produce winter-blend gasoline.
  • News


    Two Waynesboro men arrested in felony domestic violence incidents

    - The Waynesboro Police Department has made arrests in two separate, felonious assaults on Waynesboro women this past Wednesday, September 30.

    President Obama: Can’t cut our way to prosperity

    - President Obama told reporters on Friday that he will not sign another stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government running in 10 weeks, raising the stakes on congressional Republicans to put an end to internal in-fighting over funding for Planned Parenthood and other budget priorities.


    National Weather Service: South River not expected to flood in Waynesboro

    - The National Weather Service is projecting the South River to crest in Waynesboro Saturday well below flood stage.
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    AAA: Gas prices fall to seven-month low

    - Gas prices have remained relatively stable over the past week, driven by relatively low crude oil prices, declining domestic demand for gasoline following the end of the summer driving season, and the switch to cheaper-to-produce winter-blend gasoline.
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    Ed Gillespie confirms plans to run for governor in 2017

    - Ed Gillespie confirmed in an email to The Washington Post on Friday that he plans to run for governor in 2017.
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    Democratic Party House candidate Ellen Arthur on mass shootings, need for legislation

    - Ellen Arthur, the Democratic Party nominee for the House of Delegates seat in the 24th District, is tired of deferring to those who get defensive when the talk after a mass shooting turns to ideas for how to implement sensible gun control measures.
  • Augusta County Sheriff Race


    Breaking down the Augusta County sheriff race: Get to know the men behind the signs

    - Driving around Augusta County, you might have noticed some sign that there is a sheriff race on the ballot in November. Highways and back roads across the 971-square-mile county are dotted with the colorful signs promoting the candidacies of three county sheriff’s deputies – Derek Almarode, Todd Lloyd and Donald Smith – and Department of Game and Inland Fisheries conservation officer Neil Kester.

    Endorsement: Augusta Free Press weighs in on Augusta County sheriff race

    - Spoiler alert: We’re not going to tell you to vote for a specific candidate among the four-man field vying for the Augusta County sheriff job.
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    Elite agency: Augusta County sheriff candidate Neil Kester sets high bar

    - It’s time for change in the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, and Neil Kester, one of the four candidates for the open Augusta County sheriff position in the Nov. 3 general election, doesn’t feel that the necessary change can come from within.

    Smooth transition: Augusta County sheriff candidate Derek Almarode promises no need for learning curve

    - If you pick up a telephone to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency situation, you expect somebody to be there. To Derek Almarode, whoever is elected Augusta County sheriff on Nov. 3, there is no time for a learning curve or on-the-job training.
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    Ready to get to work: Augusta County sheriff candidate Donald Smith on the front lines

    - Donald Smith knew from an early age that he wanted to work for the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, and he’s not good at sitting back and waiting for things to just happen.
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    Wide range of experience: Todd Lloyd makes his case for Augusta County sheriff position

    - Todd Lloyd has seen a little bit of everything in his 19 years as an Augusta County sheriff’s deputy. Lloyd, the son of former Augusta County sheriff Glenn Lloyd, who died after a battle with cancer in 1998, began his career in law enforcement working at the Augusta County Jail.
  • Sports


    Washington Redskins rally, defeat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-20

    - Kirk Cousins connected with Pierre Garcon on a 4-yard TD pass with 26 seconds left to lift the Washington Redskins to a 23-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at FedEx Field.

    Max Scherzer no-hits New York Mets: Nationals win, 2-0

    - Max Scherzer finished out his first season in Washington with his second no-hitter in 2015, striking out 17 New York Mets in a 2-0 win Saturday night.


    Pitt D dominant in 17-13 win at Virginia Tech in ACC opener

    - Brendan Motley was sacked seven times and threw three interceptions, and Pitt limited Virginia Tech to 100 yards of total offense, as the Panthers topped the Hokies, 17-13, Saturday in rainy Blacksburg, Va.

    Virginia Tech to lead national, five-year study on head impacts in youth football

    - Virginia Tech is leading a $3.3 million, multi-center, five-year study that will track head impact exposure in children — the largest and most comprehensive biomedical study of youth football players to date.
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    Video: UVA basketball holds first 2015-2016 practice

    - The UVA basketball team had its first practice for the 2015-2016 season on Friday at John Paul Jones Arena. Video from VirginiaSportsTV.

    Justin Tucker OT field goal lifts Baltimore Ravens to win over Steelers, 23-20

    - A Justin Tucker 52-yard field goal completed an improbable comeback as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 23-20, in overtime on Thursday.
  • Podcasts, Etc.


    Reporting the news, or sensationalism? Thoughts on coverage of the Staunton murder-suicide

    - Reporters from several local news organizations were on the scene within minutes of police being called to Cherry Hill Drive in Staunton Wednesday night to investigate reports of a double shooting.


    Video: Waynesboro Rotary Club reports on successful Malawi hospital project

    - The Waynesboro Rotary Club reports Thursday on a successful project to help improve the delivery of medical care in Malawi.

    Podcast: Virginia in the crosshairs of potentially lethal combination of storms

    - Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham reports on the potentially dangerous mix of storms - a coastal low developing in the Southeast and Hurricane Joaquin - that could wreak havoc on Virginia this weekend.

    Podcast: Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports on WREL-1450

    - Who could get the boot first - UVA football coach Mike London, or Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer? Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham answers that question and talks NFL and MLB pennant races with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va.

    The Ditto Movement: My way of making sense of the senseless

    - I never thought I'd get a tattoo. But last week, on the anniversary of my twin sister's suicide, I found myself working with an artist on a design that incorporated the word ditto, a semicolon and a heart.
  • Website Design, Marketing and More

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    Augusta Free Press: The Magazine

    In 2015, Augusta Free Press brought back our print magazine under a new name, Augusta Free Press: The Magazine.

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    AFP Classes

    Augusta Free Press offers a series of hour-long classes on website design, marketing strategy, social media, event planning and more.

    AFP Web Design

    Get your business online for as little as $1,299. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design and content development.

    AFP Graphic Design

    Whether you need a fresh business card design, rack card, ad, flyer or full magazine design, we can help with all your graphic-design needs.

    AFP Marketing/PR

    Augusta Free Press manages advertising campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses across Virginia. You don’t need to hire a full-time marketing coordinator. Bring the experience of the Augusta Free Press team to work for you – for a fraction of the cost.

    AFP Search Engine Optimization

    The prettiest website in the world is like a tree falling in the forest with no one there to hear it. If your website hasn’t been search engine optimized, no one is going to see it or hear it – and it’s not going to work for you.


    AFP Video/Audio

    Web videos, TV and radio commercials, DVDs – Augusta Free Press LLC has you covered when it comes to video and audio production.

    AFP Book Publishing

    Augusta Free Press Publishing has produced books in-house and assisted more than 17 authors with book publishing and production services since 2003. Whether you need a cover, layout, or need help from start to finish, we are here to help!

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    Augusta Free Press Magazine: Holiday Gift Guide coming in November/December

    - Augusta Free Press: The Magazine is accepting placements for our November/December 2015 issue. The issue will feature our normal offerings of news, business, politics, community, entertainment, sports and more.
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    AFP Fall Marketing Classes begin Oct. 6: Mobile Websites 101

    - Did you get a threatening-sounding email from Google telling you that if your website isn't mobile-friendly, then your site will no longer show up in mobile searches on Google?
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    Augusta Free Press assists Bridge Christian Church with rollout of new name

    - Bridge Christian Church contracted with Augusta Free Press to assist with the rollout of its new name, which became official on Sept. 1.
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    Augusta Free Press launches new website for Daily Living Center

    - The Daily Living Center in Waynesboro has a new website produced by Augusta Free Press.
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    Augusta Free Press Fall/Winter 2015 Marketing Classes: Register Today

    - Join Augusta Free Press at the Power Hour at Panera Bread in Waynesboro for our series of one-hour business marketing classes.

    Placements due for November/December Augusta Free Press: The Magazine

    - Augusta Free Press: The Magazine is accepting placements for our November/December 2015 issue. The issue will feature our normal offerings of news, business, politics, community, entertainment, sports and more. The issue will also feature a Holiday/Gift Giving Guide prepared by feature writer Theresa Curry and photographer Mark Miller.
  • What Our Clients Are Saying

    AFP prompt and easy to work with, produce results immediately

    AFP prompt and easy to work with, produce results immediately

    Vanessa Pogreba/Hearing Healthcare of Virginia: “As our business grew we noticed our website was not keeping pace with our needs. It also felt out of date and not appealing. We were also not seeing the web traffic we would expect even taking into consideration our clienteles average age. We had our industry’s “GURUs” working on it for over a year and their determination was our area just was not going to produce the results.

    AFP has ‘commitment to their clients’

    AFP has ‘commitment to their clients’

    Chris Richmond/Fishburne Military School: “Chris and Crystal have been truly wonderful to work with. Their commitment to their clients, their expertise in the field and their common sense approach to marketing, advertising and communications made them an ideal fit for our needs. They didn’t try to dazzle us with a string of ad buzz words or hyperbole. They met with us, got to know our needs, learned everything they could about our organization and then set to work helping us promote our school.”

    AFP has creativity, dedication

    AFP has creativity, dedication

    Tyler Hoffman, General Manager/Waynesboro Generals: "Chris and Crystal at Augusta Free Press have been a pleasure to work with and have made our website into not only the best in the Valley Baseball League, but arguably the best in all of summer collegiate baseball ..."

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