Embezzlement leads to six months in jail

Tammy Lynn Atkins, accused of embezzling from the family of the ailing former mayor of Washington in 2011, was sentenced to six months in jail in Rappahannock County Circuit Court Tuesday morning (Aug. 27).
Rep. Hurt: ‘Legislative process is broken’

On a brief stop this week to Rappahannock, Rep. Robert Hurt (R-5th) repeatedly expressed a view shared by many — in Virginia and across the country — who worry that an impasse between the Obama administration and the Republican-controlled House…
The Rapp for Aug. 29

Our building is for sale but we’re staying put, previews of the fall season for RAAC and the Theatre, author and historian James Reston proposes a new theory on JFK’s assassination, the Firnew Fine Artists’ Circle come to Virginia and…

Last week school started for most Rappahannock students, and this week marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on (Big) Washington and his “I Have a Dream” speech. End-of-summer rituals and half-century marks seem similar in that they…
Photo: Family outing

Harris Hollow resident Missy McCool took this shot in the yard last week, as a mama bear and three cubs passed through.
Photo: Jump start

Rappahannock County High School’s fall sports season is officially underway, with varsity, junior varsity and Junior Panther seasons just days away from their official home-openers.
Letter: ‘Fantastic’ again, thanks to . . .

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who played a part in this year’s Queen’s Feast Rappahannock Night at Camp Fantastic. Once again, it was a huge success! The committee — Sandra Jenkins, Marie Davis, Jan Makela…

So, let me see if I have this correct: Your beef with “our man in Big Washington” [Editorial, Aug. 22] includes the fact that Robert Hurt has joined his fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives “to vote 40 times…

Rappahannock’s Ron Maxwell has produced another important Civil War movie, as your recent editorial noted [“Rappahannock Ruckus,” Aug. 15]. Beyond Gettysburg and other epic battlefields, “Copperhead” takes us into the battle for the hearts and minds of the North and…

An update on (and from) Rev. Phil Bailey and his wife Karyl, the reason for all the activity at the Kramer building, the Norman family reunion went well and there are still great finds at the fire hall in this…