Friday, January 27, 2012

Lord Botetourt girls undefeated in Blue Ridge District
Coach Chuck Pound's Cavaliers are off and running to a 15-3 start, 6-0 in the Blue Ridge District. 

 Botetourt County Adds 8 Positions through SAFER Grant
But thanks in part to a FEMA grant known as Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response or SAFER; the county added eight full time firefighters and EMS responders to its volunteer force last May.  ...

Panel backs bill to require ultrasound before abortion
Richmond Times Dispatch
Ralph K. Smith, R-Botetourt, passed along party lines, with the committee's eight Republicans supporting the measures and its seven Democrats casting "no" votes. The combined legislation now goes before the full Senate for consideration.

 Buchanan missing money investigation continues
Botetourt County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Delbert Dudding said the investigation began around January 1st, and that investigators are now going through town records looking for the missing money. Dudding added that the investigation is ongoing and ...

Virginia Western Community College $50000 grant to further access program
The Educational Foundation is seeking additional partners and funds to launch the program in the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, and Craig. A $7 million College Access Campaign is currently under way fund CCAP across the region.

Piddling benefits
The Free Lance-Star
Does the Botetourt Republican, who sponsored one of the bills, possess some evidence that drug abuse among welfare recipients is comparatively rampant in the Old Dominion? Considering, however, the fate of Florida's law, Mr. Head should care about ..

Buchanan fires longtime treasurer, who is under investigation
Roanoke Times
The Botetourt County Sheriff's Office and the mayor of the town of Buchanan confirmed Wednesday that longtime town treasurer Wanda Smith is under investigation by both the sheriff's office and the Virginia State Police.

Bill panders to prejudice
Staunton News Leader
Christopher Head of Botetourt County (who has no facts to back up his similar bill, just rumors). "This isn't Florida," he responded when told of that state's 98 percent pass rate of welfare recipients. "This is Virginia." So, this is Virginia where ...

Lawmakers' cruel plan acts to stereotype state's poor
The Virginian-Pilot
Chris Head, a Republican from Botetourt County with less than a month in the General Assembly, offered as "evidence" to start intrusive tests of folks in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program: "... (A) lot of people have brought to me ...

Buchanan town treasurer fired after money allegedly goes missing
Smith had been the town's treasurer for nearly 30 years. Middlecamp says he contacted authorities with concerns about missing town funds. The Botetourt County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police are investigating. Middlecamp and sheriff's Maj


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