- Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 23:12
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The Westmoreland Supervisors’ A.T. Johnson auditorium meeting room was bursting at the seams when O’Gara Group’s training and services division president, Jim Noe, delivered the long awaited update on the tactical training establishment’s activities in Westmoreland County.
An O’Gara presence in Westmoreland County has not been universally popular, but Noe
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 15:20
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The Westmoreland County Citizens Association met this Monday night at the Montross firehouse and announced plans to elect new officers on April 25. The session will begin at 7 p.m.
An unusually large number of county residents attended the March 28 proceeding. Founding WCCA President Kennon Morris led in discussions of the county’s proposed judicial center, school division funding needs and the latest round
- Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2011 01:54
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At 5 a.m. on Thursday morning, March 24, the Tri-County Task Force executed a search warrant at the Dorothy Roy residence at Templeman’s Crossroads near Montross and arrested five people recently indicted in connection with drugs.
Sheriff C.O. Balderson of Westmoreland County said that Dorothy M. Roy, 36, of Montross, was charged with two counts of distribution of cocaine. She was released on her own recognizance. Timothy A. Bankhead, 48, of Montross, was arrested and served with indictments charging two counts of distribution of cocaine. Incident to his arrest, he was also charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony, and possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance. He is being held without bond. Harold J. Brooks, 42, of Montross, was arrested on an indictment for distribution of cocaine. He is being held without bond. Terrell D. Brooks, 34, of Montross, was arrested on two counts of distribution of cocaine. He is being held without bond. James W. Page, 27, of Hague, was arrested on two counts of distribution of cocaine. He was released on a $2500.00 secured bond. All the arrestees will make their first appearance in Circuit Court on March 25.
The task force also seized three vehicles, a handgun, cell phones, narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and currency.
The Tri-County Task Force consists of the Sheriffs’ Departments of Westmoreland, King George and Caroline Counties, the FBI, the Virginia State Police, the Colonial Beach Police Department, and the NCIS. In Thursday’s raid, they were assisted by the ABC, Westmoreland County Emergency Services, and the Virginia State Police Canine Unit.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 14:42
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Westmoreland school division’s budget request goes to BoS
The Westmoreland School Board conducted its public hearing this Monday on the next year’s budget. When no one objected to the proposal that would result in a 35 percent increase in taxes, the budget was adopted.
The approved 2011-2012 budget’s $19,006,494 is down by $827,784 when compared to the budget that governs the division’s 2010-2011 operations and accounts for employee step increases and 11 additional instructional and administrative employment
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 00:00
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Noisy rapid fire shooting from the O'Gara range sparked comment when the Westmoreland Supervisors met this Monday. During the discussion it was revealed that the site plan governing O'Gara Group's range activities was amended to allow the tactical security training establishment to engage in range activities on weekends.
Nomini Creek resident Margaret Quinn told supervisors she had been tasked with addressing the subject on behalf of others who had been disturbed by O'Gara's recent shooting activities.
- Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2011 21:05
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Anthony M. Green, 20, and Sidney A. Green, 26, were arrested today in the woods behind 129 Grainery Road, just outside Montross. They are suspects in a shooting that took place in Tappahannock on March 9.
At approximately 2 p.m., shots were fired into a car at the Queen Street Sunoco. Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department, working in conjunction with the Tappahannock Police and the Virginia State Police, picked up the two Greens, who are both from Tappahannock, but are not brothers, without incident.
Each of the Greens is charged in Tappahannock with possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony, firing into an occupied vehicle, and reckless handling of a firearm, and in Westmoreland County, with possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony and possession of marijuana.
— Peggy Garland