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News - January 2019
News Archive

County adds $22 million debt
Financing office building, emergency radio will result in tax increase
Posted 2019-01-10
Months after raising taxes on real estate and vehicles, Shenandoah County supervisors have issued bonds to finance a construction project that will push taxes even higher.
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Tax collections decline after rates increased
Posted 2019-01-10
Shenandoah County’s real estate and personal property taxpayers appear to be having more trouble than usual paying what they owe county government.
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Central ag teacher Heishman receives national award
Posted 2019-01-10
Central High School’s agricultural teacher Sherry Heishman has added to a litany of awards and citations received during her 33 years as an educator.
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Sheriff Carter to seek record fifth term
Posted 2019-01-10
Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy C. Carter has announced that he will campaign for a fifth term.
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JMU cites Stonewall music director
Posted 2019-01-10
A Stonewall Jackson High School music teacher has received James Madison University’s 2018 Outstanding Early Career Music Educator Award.
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10-year-old girl accused of assaulting cops
Posted 2019-01-10
A 10-year-old girl attending a private school at Edinburg has been charged with assaulting school personnel and sheriff’s deputies who had been summoned to help.
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Budgeting close to the vest
Committee members won’t reveal how many more might be hired
Posted 2019-01-10 By Mona Casteel
A budget to operate Shenandoah County’s government for the fiscal year 2019-20 is in the work.
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Edinburg: A town under pressure
Posted 2019-01-10 By Mona Casteel
For weeks, the town of Edinburg has grappled with declining water pressure.
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County planning commission has 2 new members
Posted 2019-01-10 By Mona Casteel
The Shenandoah County Planning Commission has two new members.
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Finally, downtown parking lot to open Friday
Posted 2019-01-10 By Mona Casteel
The long-anticipated off-street parking lot in downtown Woodstock, planned more than two years ago but delayed when construction estimates came in higher than expected, will open to the public Friday.
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Library seeking local African American history
Posted 2019-01-10
The Shenandoah County Library is asking for information about local African American history for February’s Black History Month celebration.
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Gift fund falls short of goal
Posted 2019-01-10
The Empty Stocking Fund, a community charity program that for more than 30 years has filled the Christmas gift lists of less fortunate children, has again fallen short of its goal.
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4 charged in vehicle shooting
Posted 2019-01-10
Four men have been arrested in connection with a New Year’s Day shooting incident in Woodstock.
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