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Augusta County Economic Development receives IEDC award

Augusta County Economic Development won a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its website, augustaVAbusiness.com.


19 arrested in Richmond protesting pipelines, McAuliffe

Hundreds of citizens across Virginia gathered for the final day of the People’s Pipeline Protest, two days of action at all seven Virginia DEQ offices.


Faith leaders protest pipelines statewide

Virginia congregations turned out in seven cities today with music, prayer, and silence to to protest the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines.


Dominion asks for ACP approval ahead of schedule

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy have asked the FERC to approve the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline ahead of schedule.


Radio ads target negative impacts of pipelines on rural communities

The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League has launched a two-state radio ad campaign centering on the risks of natural gas pipelines on rural communities. 


Landowners sue FERC to stop eminent domain on pipelines

A lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of 57 landowners challenges the constitutionality of the eminent domain provisions of the Natural Gas Act.

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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.

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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.