County decals, swastika guy, Ray Robertson

Winners and Losers column by Chris Graham

BIG WINNERS: Augusta County considering dropping vehicle decals
Even bigger winners would be Waynesboro if they decided to do this.
You know, since I live there now.

LOSER: Suspect in Greater Augusta-area swastika case apprehended
Did you catch the details in the local media as to where they caught this obvious brainiac?
He was just leaving the Dairy Queen in Verona after leaving another mark at around one or two in the morning.
For those who don’t know the lay of the land, the Dairy Queen is three doors down from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

WINNER: Ray Robertson
I’ve criticized the hell out of the guy for his work on the Staunton porn-store case, but to his credit, he sat down with me for a lengthy interview for a story on the obscenity issue that will appear in our upcoming New Dominion magazine.


Chris Graham is the executive editor of The Augusta Free Press.

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