Friday, April 29, 2011

Senate OKs revised redistricting plan with bipartisan support
Roanoke Times
Ralph Smith, R-Botetourt County, in political limbo. “If you didn't bring your dog to the building, you're on your own,” Smith said Thursday before the Senate voted 32-5 to pass a bill that would force him and fellow Republican Steve Newman of ...


Fighting crime in the information age
Franklin News Post
"This new technology saves money, as well as time, because we don't have to travel to Richmond or Botetourt County to the lab and wait weeks or months for the results." To combat another type of high tech crime, four officers in the sheriff's office ...


Botetourt County adopts 2011-2012 budget
WSLS
I despise that," said Billy Martin, chairman of the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors. "Obviously I would have liked for it to be more civil," Ceola said. A lot of the disagreements came down to whether or not county and school employees should get ...


Meth making material found in Botetourt County restaurant's dumpster
WSLS
By WSLS-TV Staff Reports The Botetourt County Sheriff's Office is searching for whomever dumped meth making meterials in a Buchanan dumpster. Botetourt Co. investigators tell WSLS that the man who owns the Good Time Café, found a couple of trash bags ..


 Blacksburg junior owns his pitch
Roanoke Times
Lord Botetourt High School he two-hit over 7 2 3 innings. Three great starts; three losses. What happened? Ask Fraley and he takes the blame. "I've been walking people, giving people too many opportunities, losing batters after I get ahead of them," he ...


Tentative redistricting agreement struck; Smith and Newman would still be put ...
Roanoke Times
The new plan, like the original Senate proposal, would pair Republicans Ralph Smith of Botetourt County and Steve Newman of Lynchburg into a single district, said Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, R-Fauquier County, who has been involved in the negotiations ...


 Legislators inch closer to a deal on redistricting
Roanoke Times
The emerging plan, like a proposal that McDonnell vetoed this month, would put Republicans Ralph Smith of Botetourt County and Steve Newman of Lynchburg together in a single Senate district in order to create a new district in fast-growing Northern ...


    

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