Riverheads Elementary School students showed themselves to be the "I" in "kind" this week, helping friends and spreading kindness. What can you do this weekend to follow their lead? #AugustaCountyVAschools #AugustaCountyVA ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Jason Shultz, Amy Smith, and Nicole Lewis, dispatchers for the Emergency Communications Center who have been named Award of Excellence winners for their roles in responding to the November crash on Afton Mountain when a passenger bus collided with a tractor trailer. The professionalism and calm focus exhibited helped to avoid a potentially chaotic situation that drew the response of five jurisdictions and multiple disciplines. Their exceptional performance was appreciated by peers, field providers, supervisors, and colleagues alike. [from left to right: Jennifer Whetzel, Jason Shultz, Timothy Fitzgerald, Amy Smith, Nikki Lewis, and Donna Good] ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for being truly the First Responders when someone calls 911. Continue your great work and God bless you all.
Congratulations and thank you for your continued hard work and dedication to your jobs and our community. The work you do is one of the hardest and most important in Emergency services so thank you to everyone at ECC for your service. You all rock!
Good job, dispatchers are very special people and normally get very little recognition So CONGRATULATIONS FOR A JOB WELL DONE.
The best of the best!!!! I’ve always had mad respect for our dispatchers having been on the other end of the radio!!! Congratulations to all!!!!
GREAT job!!! Thanks for your service!
Thank you for your service. You are needed and doing great job
Its so good to see the dispatchers being recognized. They do so much to keep us safe, they are the ears to each call. Thank you for your service. Remember when you dial 911 the dispatcher is your life line. They send the correct response team to you. You are loved💖
Great work! You all are awesome!
Congrats and thank youse guys for what you do....!!!!
Thank you for your excellent service.
Good job!!! All 3 of you are the best!!!
Congrats to all!!! Thank you for what you do
thank you for your consistent service to people of Aug Cnty
It won't be long until the new engine comes 'home' to Augusta County. Augusta County Fire-Rescue 's post and general timeline can only hint at the countless hours, planning and work that has gone into this endeavor. #ACFR
The process to build a new fire engine? This video will show start to finish the project for the new engine.
• Spring 2018 the apparatus committee was directed by the chief to work on specifications for a new fire engine. • April 2019 a Proposal was submitted to buy a new fire engine and approved • Augusta 2019 the committee traveled to Appleton, Wisconsin for the pre build conference. • Construction of the engine started mid to late November. • February 9—12 the apparatus committee traveled to Appleton for the final inspection • The “New Engine 111” is scheduled to be on the floor at the Virginia Fire Chiefs Conference 2020. • Look for upcoming progress reports on an additional engine on order “Engine 101”. ... See MoreSee Less
"As the first, largest and most prosperous of the British colonies in America, Virginia provided four of the first five presidents of the United States — eight in all, more than any other state." ~ virginia.org Happy Presidents Day!As the first, largest, and most prosperous of the British colonies in America, Virginia provided four of the first five presidents of the United States — eig... ... See MoreSee Less
Love and appreciation flowed this afternoon as the Government Center said goodbye to Lettie Stickley, administrative secretary for Parks & Recreation, who is retiring after 29 years in public service. Lettie started at Blue Ridge Community College - Virginia in 1991 and then worked at Grand Caverns Park and the Town of Grottoes, Virginia before coming to ACPR. She received the County’s Award of Excellence in 2018 and is credited with streamlining office and administrative procedures, including many that directly benefitted the public’s ability to register for programs and reserve facilities. Born and raised in the area (a graduate of Wilson HS), “Lettie is the textbook example of servant leader,” says ACPR director Andy Wells. In addition, Lettie is “always the source of a good laugh” – “able to keep things in perspective” – and, “a reason to come to work every day,” says…. everyone. We will miss you, Lettie. Best wishes! ... See MoreSee Less
Two Buffalo Gap High School students researched news articles, death certificates, oral stories and historical archives to keep alive the history of Jonesboro, an abandoned African-American hamlet near the school. They have launched a website to recount what they have found. #BlackHistoryMonth... See MoreSee Less
Jonesboro located near Christians was a community once located in Swoope Virginia, Augusta County along what now is Scott-Christiains Road on Rippetoe Lane. The community was founded in 1878 with an.....
Don't forget to thank your child's crossing guard today! #cgapTomorrow is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. #CrossingGuard Appreciation Day is a statewide event devoted to saying thank you to those who help students cross the street safely on their way to and from school each and every day. Thank you to all the crossing guards statewide!
Congratulations to Emergency Communications Center dispatcher, Jessica Houff, who graduated from the 84th Basic Emergency Communications Officer Course at the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy @CSCJTA on February 7, 2020. This is the state certification for Communication Officer from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. ... See MoreSee Less
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center needs to be notified if you have found a lost animal that you plan to provide safekeeping for. The owners of lost animals will call SVASC and animal control looking for their lost companion. Your efforts will help us reunite lost animals with their owners!
Did you know that Virginia Law requires notification within 48 hours? VA Code 3.2-6651 indicates such. When calling, please include your contact information, where the animal was found, description of the animal, including information from any tag, license, collar, tattoo, or other identifying markings. It is important to call! You may be protecting yourself from allegations of theft!
Contact Information Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center – 540-943-5142 Augusta County Animal Control – 540-245-5635 Staunton Animal Control – 540-332-3842 Waynesboro Animal Control – 540-942-6701
Looking for an interim job where you can serve your community and country? Local employees are needed to help with #2020Census - call 1-855-562-2020.Are you looking for a new #job? We’re #hiring Field Representatives, Apply Now! #Census go.usa.gov/xmQts... See MoreSee Less
Augusta, Staunton, and Waynesboro libraries will be closed over Presidents' Day Weekend for work on the server. The online catalog and some applications will also experience disruption. All will operate as normal on Tuesday, Feb. 18. ... See MoreSee Less
The Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro (CAPSAW) and the United Way of Greater Augusta are offering free tax preparation for household incomes earning less than $56,000. Click the flyer for details.Gearing up for tax season! Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your taxes prepared for FREE. Details included in the flyer below. ... See MoreSee Less
Lieutenant Kenneth Brown at Augusta County Fire-Rescue has been honored with the County’s Award of Excellence for his role in keeping fleet repairs and maintenance scheduled and completed over the past year. Lt Brown often went above and beyond the job scope in order not to delay the repairs when the call volume did not allow for scheduling of repairs and orders during work hours and he coordinated minor repairs to be done in-house in order to reduce the cost to the County. His efforts were greatly appreciated by his department and reflect his willingness to selflessly support his department and the County. Lt. Brown has been with Fire-Rescue for 13 years. Pictured, County Administrator Tim Fitzgerald presents the award to Lt Brown. ... See MoreSee Less
The deadline to register to vote for the presidential primary is February 10! You must register to vote absentee by February 29. #RegisterToVote at the Government Center in Verona. AugustaCountyVA.gov/vote ... See MoreSee Less
The Finance Department has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association, an achievement and reflection of commitment to meet the highest princi...
We need your feedback on the stretch of Route 250 between Old White Bridge Road and Hopeman Parkway between Augusta County and Waynesboro. Please submit your input by February 2. uqfh5.app.goo.gl/1du9... See MoreSee Less
There is a business entrance or side street every few feet, very close together. The left turn lane in the center of 250 is for vehicles going in both directions. I have had many near crashes when I am waiting in the left turn Lane and someone comes flying from the other direction into the turn lane.
Please consider the need for walking and biking in our area. There are great proposals here for including access for people who don't own a car or choose to walk and bike. Thank you.
Thank you to Buffalo Gap High School Latin club students Lizzie Irvin, Mackenzie Halterman, Gavin Sorrels, Hunter Meadows, and Killian Campbell for leading the pledge at last night's Board meeting. Here, Latin teacher, Rena Collins, describes the recent accomplishments of her six students who recently attended the Virginia Junior Classical League Convention and came away with eight awards (two of which were first place) out of 1500 students from across the state. #augustacountyvaschools
Congratulations to the Augusta County Fire-Rescue staff who were commended by the Board yesterday for their life-saving actions this past year. Thank you for your service!CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING AUGUSTA COUNTY FIRE-RESCUE STAFF FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE LIFE SAVING ACTIONS!
Augusta Health Stroke Recognition: Addison Knicely, Brandon McCown, Justin Brown, Adam Morris
Life Save Awards: Rod Pierce, Marcus Maust Addison Knicely, T.J. Halsey, Kert Wright, Jonathan Hallquist, Brandon McCown, Bryce Messina. Not pictured: Gary Gibson, Charles Legg, Jeremy Gillespie, Justin Zullig
Participating agencies to be recognized in March at the ACESOA meeting: Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, Riverheads Volunteer Fire Department, Craigsville Volunteer Fire Company, Weyers Cave Volunteer Fire Company, Augusta County Sheriff’s Office
Anthony Ramsey, operations manager for the Emergency Communications Center, talked with WHSV - TV 3 about the new alert system CodeRED. Residents should sign up for alerts at AugustaCountyVA.gov/alerts ... See MoreSee Less
The deadline for registering to vote for the presidential primary is February 10. Through February 29, you can register to vote absentee at the Government Center. #RegisterToVote AugustaCountyVA.gov/vote ... See MoreSee Less
The Emergency Communications Center has launched a new alert system that can notify residents with time-sensitive emergency information using channels of choice. Go to AugustaCountyVA.gov/alerts to sign up. ... See MoreSee Less
Here's a recap of last night's meeting. The next meeting will be on January 22 and will be livestreamed. If you cannot come in person, tune in on the @AugustaCountyVA Facebook page! ... See MoreSee Less
Wilson Elementary School, Fishersville, VA teachers and staff did their snow dance yesterday. And it worked! With sunny skies in the forecast, it looks to be back to school tomorrow. .Wilson Elementary of 2020 celebrates snow days!! ... See MoreSee Less
Even though Augusta County Public Schools were closed yesterday (and today!), some of the grown-ups managed to have a little fun without the students.
E.G. Clymore Elementary School It's just not the same at Clymore today without our students and teachers! Mrs. Morris and the custodians (Mrs. Sandi, Mrs. Margaret, and Mr. Matt) decided to try and have a little fun anyway! ... See MoreSee Less
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Augusta, Rockingham, Nelson, and Albemarle in effect from 8am - 4pm on Tuesday, January 7. There may be snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches with up to 4 inches in higher elevations. ... See MoreSee Less
Go and like Hemi's post on any American Farm Bureau Federation social media account and vote for him as the People's Choice Pup. Hemi is one of the ten national finalists for farm dog of the year and a proud #augustacountyva farm dog.Meet Hemi, this Virginia Border Collie has had a long career of sheep herding. His determination to get the job done, at times, has sometimes risked his own well-being.
Do you think Hemi has what it takes to be the People’s Choice Pup? Like this post to vote for him. ... See MoreSee Less
As the year winds down, we naturally start looking back with gratitude and towards the future with hope. This video from Augusta County Economic Development & Tourism covers a little bit of both and shows many of the reasons why we love life in #AugustaCountyVA. Happy New Year! ... See MoreSee Less
The Augusta County Government Center will be closed on January 1, New Year's Day. Offices will be open Tuesday, December 31, and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Happy New Year! ... See MoreSee Less
#AugustaCountyVA dog, Hemi, from Shamoka Run Farm in Mt. Sidney, has been named one of the ten national nominees for the Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Contest. You can place a 'People's Choice Pup' vote for him at American Farm Bureau Federation and the bureau's social media accounts by Jan. 17. ... See MoreSee Less
The convenience center and landfill will be closed on Wednesday, January 1. As you clean out over the holidays, please be mindful of trash falling off your vehicle on the way to the dumpsite. Cover your load and, if you see debris escape your vehicle, pull over and pick it up. It's the law. And it helps Keep Augusta County Beautiful! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to all the Augusta County Public Schools student-athletes and coaches that made the All News Virginian Fall 2019 Players of the Year list. #augustacountyvaschoolsBe sure and pick up a copy of Wednesday's paper for our 12-page All News Virginian section. ... See MoreSee Less
The convenience center and landfill will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25. As you clean out over the holidays, please be mindful of trash falling off of vehicles on the way to the dumpsites. Don't forget to cover your load and, if you see debris escape your vehicle, pull over and pick it up. It's the law! And it helps Keep Augusta County Beautiful! ... See MoreSee Less
Flow Beverage is a great example. They filed for a fictitious name and operate under Flow Alkaline Spring Water. Their state corporation commission documents show that a law firm in Northern Virginia is their registered agent. Also listed is an address in California. A search for Flow at that address comes up empty these days.
#AugustaCountyVA students from Riverheads High School and Fort Defiance High School presented their original research on solar energy gained through hands on experience with solar panels installed in partnership with Secure Futures LLC. at their schools and five others throughout the county. ... See MoreSee Less
Citizens who wish to speak are asked to sign-up using the online form. Individuals who are unable to attend on Dec 4 may submit comments using the online form as well. Speakers that night will be limited to three (3) minutes in an effort to hear from more citizens and the doors will open at 5:30 pm. ... See MoreSee Less
The Virginia State Christmas tree is coming from the farm of Wayne and Cindy Crickenberger. Read about the family's long history of tree planting and forestry in Governor of Virginia> and look for the tree at the Governor of Virginia 's Executive Mansion on December 5 when it is trimmed and presented for the holidays. ... See MoreSee Less
New Board members had an intensive two-day introduction to the County, hearing from department heads and learning more about the work that each department focuses on. Below (left to right), Assistant to County Administrator Candy Hensley guides Steve Morelli, Scott Seaton, Jeff Slaven, and County Administrator Timothy Fitzgerald through the General District Court building. ... See MoreSee Less
Twelve recruits from the first Augusta County Fire-Rescue Training Academy class graduated in a ceremony on November 22, 2019. Congratulations to Bruce Crow, Andrew Demetrius, Nick Frady, Carrie Gomez, Erick Luna, Andrew Mercer, Adrian Nunez, Andrew Richardson, Zach Thompson, Kert Wright, Jeremy York, and Justin Zullig. ... See MoreSee Less
If you are looking for a way to serve your community, the Complete Count Committee for the Census could use your help. They have opportunities for every talent and spare time you might have. #Census2020Census Complete Count Committee Forms
The 2020 Census is right around the corner and local governments and communities across the U.S. are working to educate their citizens about the importance of completing the Census by forming Complete Count Committees (CCCs). CCCs are comprised of government and community leaders from education, business, healthcare, faith-based groups and other community organizations. The CSPDC is currently working with Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County to form the SAW CCC that will collaboratively use existing resources to teach citizens how to take the Census and why an accurate count helps to secure financial resources to provide essential services and crucial programs within the region.
A workshop to train organizations on how to "help folks take the Census," will be held on December 4th at the BRITE Transit facility in Fishersville. For more information and to sign up for the training, contact Rebecca Joyce at the CSPDC. ... See MoreSee Less