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Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America to update machinery at Augusta County facility

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) will make a multi-million dollar investment in new machinery at its manufacturing operation in Augusta County.

Waynesboro approves $1 million in incentives for Virginia Museum of Natural History

Waynesboro City Council approved a resolution Monday providing $1 million in incentives to the Virginia Museum of Natural History to build a Waynesboro campus downtown. 

Longtime Fishburne Military School instructor retires from classroom duties

At the conclusion of the Fishburne Military School 2018 Summer Session, longtime instructor and mentor, Susan J. Johnson, announced that she would be leaving the classroom.

Bobby Goodlatte backing Democrat Jennifer Lewis for father’s seat

Bobby Goodlatte, son of retiring Sixth District Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte, is backing Democrat Jennifer Lewis in the midterm election, tweeting that 2018 is the “year to flip districts.”

Breaking down Devon Hall decision to sign in Australia

At first glance, it might seem odd to see UVA alum Devon Hall signing a pro contract in Australia, seemingly passing on the NBA.

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The Blogcast Podcast: Tuesday, Aug. 14

- Chris Graham talks in today's Blogcast Podcast about the Red Hen, Bo Time, Bobby Goodlatte, and white privilege.
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Congressman McEachin announces $30+ million in housing grants

- Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced numerous grants for localities throughout the Fourth Congressional District awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America to update machinery at Augusta County facility

- Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) will make a multi-million dollar investment in new machinery at its manufacturing operation in Augusta County.

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Getting ready for the night race at Bristol: NASCAR Podcast

- Chris Graham and Rod Mullins talk NASCAR, with a focus on the week leading up to the big night race at Bristol.
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UVA hoops alum Devon Hall to Australia: Podcast

- Chris Graham breaks down the decision of UVA basketball alum Devon Hall to sign with the NBL.

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Things to consider when renovating a kitchen: Follow these steps

- A kitchen renovation is not an easy job, which is why it is important to plan ahead as much as possible. Extensive pre-planning can alleviate a lot of the stress and tension that come with such a big job.
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How to choose the best online printing for you

- One of the most useful functions of the Internet is that it provides an abundant amount of alternatives to search, view and buy products and services of all kinds with a Google search.

 

AFP Editor Chris Graham

chris graham espnChris Graham, the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, an award-winning journalist and editor, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, and has covered Virginia politics since 1997.

An author of six books, Chris also co-wrote a book on the history of University of Virginia basketball, Mad About U: Four Decades of Basketball at University Hall, which was published in 2006.

Chris has covered University of Virginia sports since 1995, and is a commentator on ESPN3 college football and baseball broadcasts.

He is a member of the Football Writers Assocation of America, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

From 2009-2014, Chris was the play-by-play voice of the Waynesboro Generals, a team competing in the Valley Baseball League, a premier college summer baseball league affiliated with Major League Baseball and the NCAA.

The former co-host of “ACC Nation,” a syndicated radio show that ran for four years, ending in 2007, Chris is currently a contributor to “The Mark Moses Show” on 95.9-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla.

Chris also served as a member of the creative team and on-air TV commentator for Awesome Wrestling Entertainment on AWE’s Night of the Legends live pay-per-view event in 2011.

Chris wrote a book on that experience, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, that was published in 2018.

He is also the former co-host of “Viewpoints” on WVPT, a weekly news affairs TV show that aired from 2016-2017.

Books by Chris Graham

The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever

Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Rock ‘n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.
Read for free: click here.

Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall, by Chris Graham and Patrick Hite, is a look at the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. From Barry Parkhill’s last-second shot to knock off No. 2 South Carolina to the struggles faced by coaches Barbara Kelly and Dan Bonner in the early years of UVa. women’s basketball to the excitement of the early 1980s in the House that Ralph Built to the move to JPJ – it’s all here.

 

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