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4H teen to deliver aid to Tennessee

Tiffany Heishman, 15, a Lebanon Church 4H Club member, heaves a bag of feed into the family truck outside Rockingham Coop in Strasburg on Thursday. Tiffany sought out donations of livestock supplies and feed throughout the town for 4H families that suffered losses in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, area due to a fire. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 10, 2016

A Strasburg High School teen and local 4H chapter member is driving down to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, today to help out fellow 4H families who lost their property in the the recent fires there.

Streett promoted to operations chief

Bill Streett

December 9, 2016

Bill Streett has been named operations chief for Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue after Tim Williams left the position to replace Gary Yew as the county’s fire chief.

Town Council to reaffirm appointments to panel

December 9, 2016

Mount Jackson Town Council will hold a special meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday to confirm the appointments of Robert Whitehurst Jr. and Larry Ambrose to the Planning Commission.

Corps of Engineers changes command

December 8, 2016

Hundreds of well-wishers gathered Thursday at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District to mark a change of command.

School Board approves course changes

December 8, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board approved course changes and the meeting calendar, and heard presentations on the Capital Improvement Plan, English learners and Every Student Succeeds Act at its Thursday night meeting.

Man sentenced in dog’s death

December 8, 2016

A Strasburg man who pleaded no contest to torturing an animal and causing its death was sentenced Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to two months in jail.

Board OKs contract for school HVAC work

December 8, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – The Warren County School Board picked a contractor to replace climate control equipment at Ressie Jeffries Elementary School.

Interests sparked at biomedical expo

Alyssa Thorpe, 13, left, and Kristianna Rodriguez, 13, center, look at a radiology display hosted by Biomedical Science Academy students Garrett Estep, 15, a Stonewall Jackson High School student, and Mayia Rodriguez, 16, right, a Central High School student. Central HIgh School hosted the first of three biomedical expos to be held in Shenandoah County schools this week.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 7, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Biomedical Sciences Academy class of 2019 held expos at the Shenandoah high schools to showcase why others should join the program.

Cigarette tax defendant sentenced

December 7, 2016

A New York City man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to two counts of selling thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes, the latest in a string of defendants snared by an elaborate undercover operation conducted by the Sheriff Office over several years.

Woman sentenced on drug charges

December 7, 2016

WOODSTOCK – A woman who was present at the time another individual overdosed on heroin was sentenced Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to nine months in jail on narcotics-related offenses.

Fall Cleaning

Anne Rose, supervisor for Front Royal's horticulture department, uses a leaf blower to gather the leaves at Bowman Park along Luray Avenue. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 6, 2016

Anne Rose, supervisor for Front Royal’s horticulture department, uses a leaf blower to gather the leaves at Bowman Park along Luray Avenue. Rich Cooley/Daily

Livestock Report

December 6, 2016

Shenandoah Livestock
Dec. 3
Bulls L&M 1, 200-299 lbs., $135.00-145.00; 300-399 lbs., $120.00-145.00; 400-499 lbs., $115.00-139.00; 500-599 lbs., $107.00-120.75;

Murder defendant wants trial moved

December 6, 2016

Attorneys for accused murderer Clay Marshall Curtis are asking that his trial scheduled for April be moved elsewhere, citing adverse pre-trial publicity.

Council to vote on permit for brewery

December 6, 2016

STRASBURG – Town Council mulled over the idea of approving a special-use permit application for a brewery to open in town at its work session Monday.

Council, staff discuss town park

December 6, 2016

STRASBURG — Town Council unveiled a rendering of the pavilion at the soon-to-be town park at its work session Monday, leading to discussion between town staff and council about their respective roles.