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Supervisors cite proximity to nearby home as reason

Supervisors cite proximity to nearby home as reason

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors has voted to deny permission for  giant farming op...

Oldhams man gets 20 years for shooting

A Westmoreland County man entered a plea of no contest Oct. 17 to seven felony counts in Westmorelan...

Appalachian Cherokees open museum and culture center

Appalachian Cherokees open museum and culture center

The Appalachian Cherokee Nation, one of the largest non-federally recognized Indian tribes in the Un...

Thousands flock to Montross Fall Festival

Thousands flock to Montross Fall Festival

The Montross Fall Festival has been a popular Westmoreland County event for more than 60 years, but ...

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MONTROSS FESTIVAL PARADE WINNERS 2014

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Expansion seeks to illustrate county is more than just famous families

Expansion seeks to illustrate county is more than just famous families

The popular Westmoreland County Museum in Montross is in the middle of a $1 million expansion that w...

 

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Volunteers needed to continue Montross Fall Festival tradition

Council may cancel 55-year-old event due to lack of participation
During October’s Town Council meeting, it was discussed the Town of Montross could lose the yearly Fall Festival due to lack of volunteers.  Fifty-five years of celebrating the first Saturday on October could be a thing of the past unless community participation drastically increases.

Read more: Volunteers needed to continue Montross Fall Festival tradition

Hynson to serve again as BoS chair

District 4 Supervisor W. W. “Woody” Hynson will preside over Westmoreland Board of Supervisors meetings for a second year.
When the reorganizational meeting was brought to order last Monday by County Administrator Norm Risavi, District 2 Supervisor Russ Culver wasted no time delivering the motion to nominate Hynson.  District 1 Supervisor Darryl Fisher was elected to the position of vice chair by another unanimous vote.
In separate action board members voted to establish one-year terms for the leadership positions. Terms of office of all five seats on the Board of Supervisors expire this Dec. 31, 2011. Voters will elect the next Westmoreland County Board  Nov. 8, 2011.

Read more: Hynson to serve again as BoS chair

Hynson confirms: No new ball fields

The real estate market was enjoying its peak activity when developer Rich Ward proffered to provide Westmoreland County’s children with a complex of ball playing fields at a location immediately opposite the state park entrance on state Route 3.
Another proffer associated with Ward’s rezoning approval involved financial support of the Phase 2 Washington District sewer project. The developer’s inability to deliver caused the project to be delayed until other revenue streams became available to support the project scheduled for completion later this year.

Read more: Hynson confirms: No new ball fields

Judicial project no longer out for bids

The Journal reported in October that the Westmoreland supervisors voted to put the new judicial center construction project out for bids. The supervisors voted this Monday to rescind that action due to the consulting architect’s inability to satisfy safety concerns raised by members of the judiciary.
According to County Administrator Norm Risavi, judges find need for a three-story judicial center with two elevators instead of the previously contemplated $12 million structure with two stories and a single elevator.

Read more: Judicial project no longer out for bids

Brownley sentencing hearing reveals much

On Jan. 3, 2011, Lynn Brownley was in court for his sentencing on a charge of possession of a schedule II or III drug, for which he was convicted on Oct. 25, 2010.
Judge Richard D. Taylor, Jr., presided at the trial where it was revealed that Brownley was caught after a citizen reported that one of the members of the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors was habitually bringing and using drugs at the Oyster House, the home of Allen Powell in Colonial Beach.  Further investigation revealed the supervisor in question was Lynn Brownley who represented the Third District.  Several witnesses were prepared to testify against him, but Brownley pled guilty.  After his arrest, Brownley also admitted to substantially the same facts as the witnesses.

Read more: Brownley sentencing hearing reveals much

Hague’s Nomini Hall gets new life

Nomini Hall at Hague in Westmoreland County may finally get the recognition it deserves.
Nomini Hall was the home of Robert Carter, III, known as Councilor Robert Carter, who, in 1791, was responsible for the largest emancipation of slaves prior to the Civil War.  It is now owned by Kim and Tommy Mitchell, who hope to showcase it and all the other wonderful historic spots in Westmoreland County.  It is available for people who want to stay there overnight and enjoy the area.

Read more: Hague’s Nomini Hall gets new life

O’Gara requests are approved

The season’s first snow event had begun in earnest when the Westmoreland Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors convened last Thursday’s joint session.  The purpose was to consider O’Gara Group’s plan to purchase the 155,000 square foot manufacturing plant whose mishaps resulted in a Superfund designation and multiple decades of EPA supervised remediation efforts.

Read more: O’Gara requests are approved

 

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