In the culmination of 12-sessions over 6-weeks, Gloucester County Sheriff Warren presented Graduation Certificates to 16 citizen participants in his 1st Sheriff’s Citizens Academy. The academy is an opportunity for the citizens to experience 1st hand and through lecture the responsibilities, capabilities and challenges for their office. Sheriff Warren would like the citizens to know that he intends on offering this program annually and he asked each of the cadets to help him spread interest in the program by sharing some of their experiences from the program with family and friends.
A woman who was found dead in her apartment during heavy rains in August died from a combination of too much allergy medicine in her system and drowning, according to the medical examiner’s office. 28 year-old Brittany Hintz’s cause of death was recently determined to be acute dyphen-hydro-mean in addition to probable drowning. Hintz’s body was found on the floor of her flooded apartment. Hintz was one of two women who died during the rainstorm. 57 year-old Mary McLean died as a result of drowning, her body was found floating in a ditch off Mercury Boulevard.
IN SOME POLLING PLACES ACROSS THE STATE, YOU’LL NOT ONLY BE ALLOWED TO VOTE, BUT YOU CAN ALSO GET A FLU SHOT. 34 LOCATIONS WILL PROVIDE THAT OPPORTUNITY AND YOU CAN FIND WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO BE AT THE WEBSITE. WWW.VOTEANDVAX.ORG. VOTERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR THE SHOT, WHICH COSTS THE SAME AS RECEIVING THE SHOT AT A PHARMACY. ALTHOUGH THEY WILL FOCUS ON THOSE WHO ARE 50 YEARS AND OLDER, ANY AGE CAN GET THE SHOT.
The York County School Board got its first look Monday at details of a proposal for a bonus for school employees. Dennis Jarrett, chief financial officer for the York County School Division, said the one-time payment will cost the school division $1.2 million. The bulk of the bonus will be paid for through $800,000 in savings from employee attrition due to the retirement of 60 school employees and another $300,000 will come from savings from a shift in the school division’s payment cycle for its property and liability insurance. The School Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed capital improvements budget and vote on the employee bonuses at its next meeting on Nov. 19.
Virginia voters are deciding whether to limit government’s powers to take private property through eminent domain. Question 1 on the ballot Today would amend the state Constitution to ensure that private property is taken only for a true “public use” and not given to another private landowner such as a developer. It would also compensate businesses for lost profits. Proponents argue that property ownership is a fundamental right and should be enshrined in the Constitution. Opponents say a 2007 state law achieves the same ends and should be monitored to ensure it does the job it was intended to do.