Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (Feb. 27)

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What you will find in the Feb. 27 edition:

Sheriff says FBI investigated, cleared her

Rappahannock County Sheriff Connie C. Smith was the subject of an investigation last fall by the FBI, the sheriff confirmed this week.

Williams pleads guilty to sex charges

A Huntly man charged with 22 counts of various sexual abuse crimes pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 25) to three counts of intercourse with a child under 13 in Rappahannock County Circuit Court.

Green golf course hits yellow light

After recommending a change to the zoning code in November to allow such a thing, the Rappahannock County Planning Commission last week tabled Cliff Miller IV’s application for a permit to build a nine-hole golf course along U.S. 211 next to his Sperryville Schoolhouse complex.

The Rapp for Feb. 27

Our Fourth (Estate) Friday continues tomorrow at the Cafe, Hunt Harris’ Mary’s Rock and moonlit hikes resume, RAAC screens “Enough Said,” Donna LaPre teaches a needle felting class, balalaika music returns to the Theatre and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Editorial: Weather why’s, chapter 2

A couple of weeks ago an editorial in this space pointed out that bitterly cold weather here in Rappahannock County didn’t contradict the scientific consensus on global warming. Now, that anecdotal evidence is matched by the latest numbers from NOAA.

Wild Ideas: Misery rides the wind

Last week Pam Owen woke up feeling like she was coming down with a virus. Instead, despite several inches of snow still remaining on the ground, the pollen season had started.

150 Years Ago This Week: Major battle in Florida

Before the First Congress of the Confederate States adjourned its fourth session, it suspended the writ of habeas corpus until Aug. 2 to meet resistance to the conscription laws and other disloyal activities; the suspension was restricted to cases of arrest ordered by President Jefferson Davis or Secretary of War James Seddon.

And more . . .

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