- Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 January 2011 16:37
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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.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 December 2010 21:51
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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.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 December 2010 00:00
- Published on Wednesday, 22 December 2010 00:00
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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.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 15:40
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The Westmoreland Supervisors met this Monday night and voted unanimously to deliver an immediate 1.5 percent salary increase to all county employees, teachers and Social Services Department workers.
One month earlier District 2 Supervisor Russ Culver introduced the subject. State workers were scheduled to receive a one-time bonus local workers lacked the standing to receive. County workers had received no cost of living adjustment for several years and Culver expressed concern that local employee health insurance costs were on the rise, diminishing net employee income during a difficult economic period.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 December 2010 19:08
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Earlier this year The Journal reported that O’Gara Group had the old Arrowhead Superfund Site property under contract and was actively investigating its ability to use the former manufacturing plant and surrounding property for training and other purposes.
EPA has since completed its scheduled review of the property’s Superfund status and a sign has been posted on the grounds providing notice of the public hearing scheduled for next Thursday morning in the A.T. Johnson auditorium.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 23:35
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Volunteers prepare and arrange food outside Stan’s Skateland in Montross, Sunday, Nov. 28, for the Northern Neck Samaritan Food Ministry’s first meal outreach to feed the hungry in Westmoreland County. Check out next week’s Journal for the story and future dates for the monthly outreach.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 15:01
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“I have a deep love and concern for our county, [and] I would like to thank the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors for selecting me to represent the citizens of District 3,” Dorothy Dickerson Tate told members of the local press following the four seated Board members’ Nov. 22 decision to appoint the Westmoreland native to fill the vacancy resulting from popularly elected District 3 Supervisor Lynn Brownley’s Oct. 20 resignation.
The supervisors met in recessed session at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, and immediately acted on a county school division appropriations request. The current School Board budget’s facilities category received $200,000 in unexpended school division revenue. An additional $211,122.75 derived from non-levied sources was transferred from county government’s general fund to support the $411,000 roof replacement project at Cople Elementary School and to support repairs of a failing roof at the division’s transportation center.