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One dead in accident on Interstate 81 in Augusta County

Shortly before 11 a.m. today, Trooper A.J. Garasimowicz was called to a fatal crash on I-81 in Augusta County.

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Overnight paving on Route 636 in Augusta County begins Sept. 11

Overnight milling and paving operations are scheduled for Route 636 (Lifecore Drive) in Augusta County from Sept. 11-15.


Staunton man dies in fatal crash in Augusta County

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

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Former Augusta County sheriff’s son arrested

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office obtained two arrest warrants for Alexander H. Fisher, 27, of Waynesboro.


Waynesboro man dead in Augusta County motorcycle crash

Virginia State Police Trooper S.J. Nicely Jr., is investigating a fatal crash in Augusta County.


Activists announce three-day pipeline protest

Opponents of two controversial gas pipelines announced plans to protest Governor Terry McAuliffe.


Groups call on Virginia DEQ to deny water certification for pipeline

The Southern Environmental Law Center is calling on the Virginia DEQ to protect the water quality of communities across the state.


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.


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.