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Gloucester County

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  • Gloucester Sheriff candidate Clarence Bowser offers his vision

    Gloucester resident Clarence Bowser, running as an Independent, is challenging Sheriff Darrell Warren in Tuesday's election. He provided the Daily Press with this information on his candidacy. Bowser: My name is Clarence Bowser and I was born in North...
  • Gloucester Commissioner of Revenue responds to licensing ordinance discussion

    Commissioner of Revenue Kevin Wilson had this to say in an email on Thursday regarding the plans by the Board of Supervisors to tweak a county ordinance so that vendors and organizers of events such as the Daffodil Festival won't be assessed a $500 fee by...
  • Gloucester boats: More are taxed here than are registered

    Gloucester boats: More are taxed here than are registered
    Gloucester County taxes more boats annually than are registered here, according to state and county figures. The county has 4,326 registered boats, according to statistics provided by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. There are 14 other...
  • Gloucester County earns award for website transparency

    Gloucester County is one of 19 local cities, counties and school districts in Virginia and 247 across the nation to receive an award for its transparent government website. The "Sunny Award" is from Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization...
  • Tornado drill across Virginia set for March 12

    A statewide tornado drill is scheduled for March 12 at 9:45 a.m. with a tone alert sent out over radio and television broadcasts. Over the past two years, 62 tornadoes have touched down in Virginia, said a state spokesman. The twisters have claimed...
  • Black history in Gloucester: From slave child to folk hero

     Black history in Gloucester: From slave child to folk hero
    Thomas Calhoun Walker was too young to know the difference when the Civil War brought him freedom. But even as an illiterate kid growing up in rural Gloucester during the 1870s, he knew his elders' annual readings of the Emancipation Proclamation at the...
  • Gloucester man arrested in connection with fatal accident

    Gloucester man arrested in connection with fatal accident
    A Gloucester man who was arrested Friday evening in connection with a fatal two-car wreck on Route 17 near Willis Road has been released from jail. Jeremy Shane Hedrick, 40, of Ark, was arrested on a manslaughter charge by the Virginia State Police. He...
  • Gloucester County schools earn full state accreditation status

    All eight Gloucester County schools received full accreditation by the Virginia Department of Education in a Wednesday announcement. Gloucester joins 84 other Virginia school divisions, out of 132, in which all schools received accreditation....
  • Gloucester schools state accreditation results

    All schools in the Gloucester County Public School System met state accreditation benchmarks in every category. Here's the results by schools and categories: Abingdon Elementary -- Grade 3-5 English (87); Math (73); Grade 3 history (89); History (93);...
  • Extra! Extra! T.C. Walker Elementary accreditation results

    State accreditation results that were issued by the Virginia Department of Education did not included T.C. Walker Elementary School after the school was closed in May. Gloucester school officials have provided the results to the Daily Press, however....
  • Gloucester supervisor, superintendent exchange e-mails on school funding

     
    Here's an exchange of e-mails between Gloucester Supervisor Michelle Ressler and Gloucester Public School System Superintendent Ben Kiser over the school funding issue. Start from the bottom up, of course.----- Original Message ----- From: gcpskiser@cox....
  • Former Gloucester official Jay Scudder lands gig in Fluvanna

     
    Jay Scudder, the former Gloucester County planning director, has been hired as county administrator in Fluvanna County. Scudder left Gloucester in May 2008 in the turbulent months after the infamous Jan. 2-3 Board of Supervisors meeting to become the...