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Augusta County Tourism announces Spring Grant Program awards

Augusta County Tourism announced $7,500 in grant funds will be awarded to three local tourism partners in Augusta County.


Update in Augusta County murder: Victim ID’d

The victim in Saturday’s homicide on in Augusta County has been identified as 50-year-old Christopher Jon Miller of Bridgewater.

Staunton man in custody in murder investigation in Augusta County

A Staunton man is in custody on first-degree murder charges after a standoff that began late Saturday night off Morris Mill Road.

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Verona man indicted in 2014 murder

A Verona man has been indicted by an Augusta County grand jury for the 2014 murder of his wife.

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Benkahla named County Attorney in Augusta County

The Augusta County Board of Supervisors announced the selection of James R. Benkahla as County Attorney.

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State Police ID driver in Augusta County Interstate 81 racing accident

Virginia State Police have released the name of the Amherst man who did in an accident on Interstate 81 in Augusta County on Monday.

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Missing man found in Augusta County

Clarence Cash, 61, was found on Tuesday inside Augusta County by a search team. Cash, who had been reported missing on Saturday, was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Augusta County: Portion of Route 865 closing for road work Nov. 7-22

A portion of Route 865 (Rockfish Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to close from Monday, November 7, to Tuesday, November 22, for a bridge project.


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Building a site that actually makes money seems like a daunting feat, doesn’t it? Regardless, savvy entrepreneurs are making it happen day after day.

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Two arrests made in series of break-ins in Augusta, Rockbridge

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office made two arrests in its ongoing investigation into numerous break-ins in the Deerfield and Churchville area.

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One injured in gun-related incident in Augusta County

An Augusta County man was injured in an odd gun-related incident in the Harriston area reported Thursday.

Cry bias all you want: We’ll keep calling it the way we see it

A small segment of readers seems to think posting comments to the effect that AFP is “biased” in its reporting might shame the editors into silence.

Building the Machine: Marketing on a Budget

You don’t have money for TV, radio, big newspaper ads, but you still need to get in front of customers and potential clients. But how?

Traffic shift next week on Route 11 bridge in Rockingham County

A traffic-pattern change on Route 11 (Lee Highway) in Rockingham County marks a milestone in the North River bridge replacement project.

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Building the Machine: Social Media Marketing After Facebook

Augusta Free Press explores social media marketing and offers our tips for success in this week’s Building the Machine class.

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Building the Machine: Mobile Websites 101

The AFP Building the Machine marketing class series continues with editor Chris Graham presenting Mobile Websites 101.

Woman arrested in Augusta County domestic incident

A woman is in custody after she allegedly stabbed her estranged husband following a domestic incident in Augusta County on Monday.

One dead in Route 11 car accident in Augusta County

Virginia State Police Trooper A.J. Garasimowicz is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Augusta County.


Four arrested, victim ID’d, in Skyline Motel murder

Four people have been charged in the Sunday morning murder at an Augusta County motel, and the name of the victim has been released.

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Augusta County investigating homicide at motel near Waynesboro

A report from Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith early Sunday has his office investigating a reported homicide at a hotel near Waynesboro.

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Augusta County Tourism announces spring grant program

The Augusta County Spring 2017 Tourism Grant Program supports and enhances tourism efforts within Augusta County.

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Lane closures on Interstate 64, Route 285 in Augusta County

Drivers using Interstate 64, Route 285 and Route 640 n Augusta County can expect lane and shoulder closures.

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Man dies while being detained by Augusta County sheriff’s deputies

Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith has requested the Virginia State Police to investigate a fatal medical emergency experienced by an Augusta County resident.

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Lane closures on Route 250 in Augusta County on Thursday

Traffic on Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) in Augusta County will be limited to a single lane each direction on Thursday.

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Interstate 81: Overnight lane closures in Augusta County beginning tonight

Overnight single lane closures are scheduled for northbound Interstate 81 in Augusta County from Sunday, August 21, through early December.


Was shooting at vehicle after police chase in Augusta County justified?

A minor controversy has erupted online in response to an article in the News Leader on the police chase that ended on Interstate 81 in Augusta County.

Suspect in custody after police chase ends on I-81 in Augusta County

A police chase that began in New Market ended on Interstate 81 in Augusta County Wednesday evening with the suspect in custody.


Two arrested after chase in Augusta County

Two people were arrested after a law enforcement chase in Augusta County on Sunday.

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Augusta County Courthouse town halls set

The Augusta County Board of Supervisors has announced the dates and times of the upcoming Augusta County Courthouse town hall meetings.

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Bridge work to close part of Route 801 in Augusta County on Aug. 15

A portion of Route 801 (Hanger’s Mill Road) near Churchville in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed from August 15 to September 2 so that crews can replace the bridge over Jennings Branch Tributary.

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Augusta County: Where we’re all illiterate, gun-totin’ rednecks

The comments section on a Washington Post piece about the Augusta County bail bond controversy presented a here’s what they think about you moment.


Staunton man dead in Augusta County crash

A Staunton man is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Augusta County reported early Monday morning. James A.L. Wheeler, 23, of Staunton, died in the accident, reported at 1:57 a.m. Monday.

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Augusta County appoints interim county attorney

The Augusta County Board of Supervisors announced the selection of James R. Benkahla as the interim county attorney.


Guns & Hoses: Law enforcement, fire agencies raising money for charity

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office and Augusta County Fire & Rescue are getting together Saturday night for a charity basketball game.

Augusta County standoff ends with arrest, charges

An Augusta County man faces charges after a standoff with sheriff’s deputies ended peacefully early Monday.

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Local Rotary clubs to help clinic in Haiti

Rotary clubs in the Staunton-Augusta region will help a clinic in Pointe-à-Raquette, Haiti, purchase a boat for the purpose of transporting patients.


One dead in single-vehicle crash in Augusta County

Virginia State Police Trooper T.L. Johnson is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Augusta County.

Virginia State Police investigating fatal accident in Augusta County

At 7:40 p.m., Friday (July 22, 2016), Virginia State Police responded to a vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 81 at the 207 mile marker.

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County Attorney in Augusta announces retirement

The Augusta County Board of Supervisors announced on Tuesday the retirement of County Attorney Pat Morgan.