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Federal court: FERC must consider greenhouse gas emissions from pipelines

A federal appeals court vacated a 2016 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of three natural gas pipeline segments in the Southeast. 

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Tracy Pyles: No fire tax in Augusta County

The message of the latest public hearings, and the continuing drumbeat of the News Leader, is that Augusta County taxes are too low.

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Augusta County property reassessment under way

Augusta County has hired Pearson Appraisal Services Inc. to complete the 2019 Real Property Reassessment.

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Draftco Inc. to invest $450,000, create 16 new jobs in Augusta County

Draftco Inc., a machine and fabrication shop, will invest $450,000 to expand its manufacturing operation in Augusta County.

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Augusta County announces tourism grant awards

Augusta County Tourism announced $10,000 in grant funds will be awarded to four local tourism partners in Augusta County.  


Motorcyclist dead in accident in Augusta County

Virginia State Police Trooper S.J. Nicely Jr. is investigating a fatal crash in Augusta County. The crash occurred Friday on Rockfish Road.

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Keep Virginia Beautiful awards $500 to Augusta County Recycling Committee

Keep Virginia Beautiful has awarded Augusta County Recycling Committee in partnership with Augusta County Parks and Recreation a $500 grant.

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Coalition implores McAuliffe, DEQ to protect Virginia waters

Environmental groups are urging the state to require certification review for wetland and stream crossings in the paths of two pipelines.

Augusta County economic development achievements recognized by Virginia Tech

The Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently honored Amanda Glover, current Economic Development Director for Augusta County. 

Forest Service allows 11 exceptions to Jefferson Forest Plan for Mountain Valley Pipeline

The USFS would allow 11 exceptions to the Jefferson National Forest Plan for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline.

FERC fails to acknowledge pipeline impacts

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. 

Groups blast federal environmental analysis on Mountain Valley Pipeline

A coalition of landowners and advocacy organizations condemned the FERC for its environmental review of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

SELC requests FERC hearing as Dominion, Duke Energy look to build ACP on the backs of customers

The SELC is filing a motion asking that the FERC hold a hearing on the legitimacy of Dominion and Duke Energy’s natural gas demand claims.

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Augusta County Tourism announces 2017-2018 grant program

Augusta County Tourism announces the release of its second annual tourism grant program. 

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VDOT schedules Route 250 bridge public hearing in Augusta County

VDOT will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) in Augusta County.


Pipeline resistance movements join together June 10

Opponents of the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast fracked gas pipelines have come together to help raise deeper awareness.

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State Police investigating fatal crash in Augusta County

Virginia State Police Senior Trooper C.E. Zenzen is investigating a fatal crash in Augusta County.

Augusta County Alliance comments on DEQ pipeline announcement

Augusta County Alliance is disappointed that the DEQ does not intend to review the impacts to streams, rivers and wetlands that will be crossed by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

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Amtrak train, truck collide in Augusta County

Virginia State Police J.D. Cash responded to a crash involving an Amtrak train and utility truck in Augusta County.

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Route 601 in Augusta County closing May 24 for bridge replacement

Part of Route 601 (Estaline Valley Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to close for about three weeks beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

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Four injured in accident involving Augusta County school bus

Four people were injured in a four-vehicle, chain-reaction crash involving an Augusta County school bus reported Thursday morning.

Augusta County Historical Society exhibit highlights voting history

The Augusta County Historical Society presents an exhibit, The Verdict of the People: The Evolution of Elections in Augusta County, at the Wayne Theatre.

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Augusta County approves move for Cedar Green polling precinct location

The Augusta County Board of Supervisors has approved the relocation of the polling place for Cedar Green Precinct.

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Virginia State Police investigating fatal motorcycle crash in Augusta County

A Bridgewater man is dead as a result of a motorcycle crash in Augusta County on Thursday,

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Shamrock Farms to create 70 new jobs in Augusta County

Shamrock Farms will invest more than $40 million to expand its operation in Augusta County.

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Firehouse Subs fundraiser to benefit Augusta County Sheriff’s Office family member

Firehouse Subs is hosting a fundraiser on Monday, March 27, to support the family of a member of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

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Food Truck Wednesdays return April 5

Food Truck Wednesdays, a food truck event held at the Augusta County Government Center, will begin April 5.

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The Progressive Era comes to Augusta County Library

The Augusta County Library invites you to take a peek at the past during the last week of the library’s Progressive Era traveling exhibition.

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Portion of Wayne Avenue in Stuarts Draft closing Feb. 21-March 3: Road work

A portion of Route 639 (Wayne Avenue) in Stuarts Draft is scheduled to be closed Feb. 21-March 3

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Motorcyclist dead in Augusta County crash

A Staunton man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a U.S. Postal Service truck on Saturday in Augusta County.

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Two charged in connection with Augusta County rest area incident

A second individual has been charged in connection with an incident at an Augusta County rest area on Interstate 81.

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Portion of Route 919 in Augusta County closing Feb. 13-24

Part of Route 919 (Old Providence Road) in Augusta County near the Rockbridge County line is scheduled to close Feb. 13-24.

Pursuit leads to arrest of Augusta County man

A Greenville man is in custody after an effort to flee law enforcement led to a brief chase on the roads of Augusta County.

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Sponsor Augusta Free Press ACC Tournament coverage from NYC

Augusta Free Press is NYC-bound! Join us in Brooklyn for the 2017 ACC Tournament. Your business can be a part of the action starting at $100.

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Small business owners: Join the mobile app revolution

Can a mobile app benefit your small business? Definitely. But the more important question is: can your small business afford to develop an app?

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What Augusta Free Press Can Do For You: Wayne Theatre

The Wayne Theatre opened its doors in March 2016, but its marketing relationship with Augusta Free Press goes back well further than that.

New Myers Corner website online: Produced by Augusta Free Press

The Myers Corner development in Augusta County has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press.


One dead in Augusta County head-on crash

The Virginia State Police have identified the driver who was killed in a two-car accident in the Crimora area of Augusta County on Thursday.