Inside this week’s News (July 24)

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What you will find in the July 24 edition:

Authority will address jail’s rocky start

The technical, logistical, staffing and training issues that have dogged the new Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail during its opening days and weeks are being addressed and corrected, says the Front Royal facility’s superintendent.

The unburied treasurer’s office

It’s only two months into Debbie Knick’s tenure as the treasurer of Rappahannock County, but the treasurer’s office has undergone dramatic changes — in physical appearance, technology and other areas.

The Rapp for July 24

Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive

A team from the U.S. Marshals Service arrived in the county on July 14 in search of a fugitive from San Diego County, Calif., staking out his house in Sperryville but failing to find him.

Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud

A Culpeper man chose to forgo his scheduled trial and instead pleaded guilty to two felony charges in Rappahannock County Circuit Court Thursday morning (July 17).

Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here.

Wild Ideas: Let me describe the bird song I heard

When Pam Owen recently awoke to what seemed like an unusual variation on a wood thrush’s song, it led her to contemplate the vagaries of trying to describe and memorize bird vocalizations.

150 Years Ago This Week: Bloody summer

In Georgia on Saturday, July 16, Maj. Gen. William Sherman’s major move across the Chattahoochee River and out around the north side of Atlanta toward Decatur on the east got underway, though not without delays.

And more . . .

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1 Comment

  1. The unburied treasurer’s office…

    It is so refreshing to have someone in the treasurers office that is moving things forward. This is a good example as to what happens when folks stay in a position for too long. Good Job Debbie and Staff…

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