The world community, he said, has a "fighting chance" to contain the spread of the virus, but we "must not look back and regret that we failed to take advantage of the window of opportunity that we have now." ... See MoreSee Less
This backward-looking group wants Staunton property taxes to be more like Augusta County, where residents have to "adopt" fire hydrants to make sure they are maintained, and worse, writes councilwoman. ... See MoreSee Less
This from the council woman that said our voices can only be heard on election day (Unless its hemp related). That the very thought of a town hall on an issue she opposed was so disgusting, she then proposed, and council passed, a motion to... never bring it up again. Referring to changes as backward-looking, suggests the author's recommend list should be the first to go. Thanks for the voting list though. I'll make sure to exercise my "single-use" voice/vote to elect a more balanced city council.
Time to hit reset on the Mayor and city council. Just look at the west end of Town.
So the grandfather reported her missing, where did the mother say she thought she was? This is another Kasey Anthony. Obviously it wasnt reported to try and hide something. I hate to say it but that little baby is either dead or has been sold. Something horrible. This just baffles me!
That is a darn good question. Poor baby.
Poor Baby praying she is found safe
Prayers for this Dear Child
None of us have answers. All of us have questions. Can I see a showing of prayers for her?
My mind is blown...if the mother is participating in the investigation why the hell didnt she report it? And the father is in the military stationed in a different state...hes offering rewards for her safe return? Something isnt adding up here...its been 2 months since you've seen your BABBYYYY how the hell do you just go on about life not saying a word??? My mind is blown!
Dear lord wrap your loving arms around this precious baby girl and keep her safe that she may be found. Soon 🙏
Either the mother did something to her or sold her for drugs or God knows what. Makes me sick.
Prayers they will find this Precious Baby and she will be Okay !!
What the writer fails to include is that during the Great Recession, 2009, state funding for schools was slashed, and has never been restored to pre-recession levels. Had the City attempted to replace state funding, local property taxes would have been increased substantially. Also ommitted from the writer's comments, at the joint work session of the School Board and City Council there was strong support for increasing teacher pay to address the budget gap presented by the School Board.
Staunton Schools are amazing! I do hope this is fixed sometime in the near future. 📚
Tiny scared Augusta county gun militia? Oh sweetheart we aren’t scared. We are proud of our 2nd amendment rights and refuse to let anyone infringe on that. Seems like you’re the scared ones. Scared to be a patriot and a true American. #biasedgarbage
this article is such an absolute and blatant lie. There are significantly more than 200 supporters in this county. Again the Staunton news leader reveals its left-wing socialist agenda for Augusta county. The news leader used to be a valuable resource to our community now it's nothing more than a waste of paper.
Again providing inaccurate information.
That's why I don't subscribe to this trash
It's really sad that people are willing to let the government to ignore and walk all over our constitutional rights. Then again it doesn't surprise me, with government making sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants when that goes against the constitution
Starting to understand why my grandparents are so misinformed with everything that's happening. Your lying to people
The author is delusional, if he thinks the movement is tiny.
William Jackson Sounds like your the one that is tiny and scared! Typical liberal talking on something you know nothing about! You think Democrats don’t shoot guns or believe in their 2nd Amendment Rights! Next you will blame Trump!
This is what could happen all over if certain people retain their jobs!
The headline literally says “letter,” which indicates it’s a letter to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinion pieces.
I would say its the other way around for this William Jackson guy...he and his left winged ideas are the .0266% in this county. Typical left winged extremist for ya.
Exactly why I quit paying for your so called newspaper. Just one of the reasons 🤬🤬🤬
I didn't show up at that meeting.
Yet, I still support efforts to protect citizens' Constitutional rights and I stand against efforts to erode those rights through gradual systematic infringement.
Regarding local militias, an organized militia is the EXACT reason referenced in the Constitution for not infringing upon 2A rights. Organized militias which enable citizens to stand up to (and overthrow) a tyrannical government ("When in the course of human events..."). Organized militias which teach gun safety and hold members accountable for responsible firearm ownership and stewardship. Militias with membership based on geography and sound mental health, and which DO NOT exclude nor discriminate based on legally protected classes.
2A rights for all, with the express and explicit intent and ability to make suppression of individual or states rights too bloody and painful for a government or even its loyal citizenry to stomach without significant pause and hesitation.
This would like more like what the Founding Fathers envisioned than anything we've seen in over 200 years.
WILLIAM JACKSON.... Sorry to break your delusional bubble, but the NRA sat out most of the 2A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT grassroot movement. You can cry me a RAGING RIVER, wipe your sensitive eyes AND READ THE COMMONWEALTH'S report: Virginia Department of Health “Gun Violence in Virginia” report measuring gun violence from 2014-2018, we learn:
Key Points on Gun-Related Death in Virginia:
▶Rates of gun-related death in Virginia (all manners) are very similar to national rates of gun-related death
▶Handguns were involved in nearly 80% of homicides and nearly 80% of suicides
▶Rates of gun-related suicide among men increase with age
▶White men and Native American men had the highest rates of gun-related suicide
▶Black males and males age 20-24 years of age had the highest rates of gun-related homicide
Well Mr.Jackson doesn’t know what he’s talking about starting with how many people attended and supported the 2A.
Sounds like another scared liberal afraid of his constitutional rights.
You know who else was big on gun control??? Hitler. You do realize that when the citizens are disarmed, Trump is in control of all guns!! Education is key sir!
Slow news day. . .
Hahahaha and the mentally ill Republicans rush to argue the truth on facebook.
Well, Willy Jack. None of us really care that you would love to give up your constitutional rights. As for those of us who value both the VA and US constitutions, we will continue to advocate for our freedoms. We’re not about to bow down and become little California. The Democrats have done nothing except further divide our state.
What you don’t understand is that no constitution gave me my rights. I am “the man” and am not a ward of any state. What is it that people don’t understand about natural law? Do we want a babysitter or do we want elected officials who represent we the people? Our nation is not a democracy...we are a republic. Stop being afraid of yourself and walk in confidence in your freedoms. You’re scared of people with guns, but you’re not scared of losing your right to protect your family? You’re mad a the body who made a decision to protect our constitutional rights? Sounds like liberal lunacy.
By the way, I was at the meeting. The attendance was estimated to be around 1,000 plus people. If you’re trying to make a point, it helps to have all pertinent and correct information.
Why do girls even talk to ppl online anyways never know who you are talking to and if you know it's someone you shouldn't be you need to tell someone fast that someone is messageing you and you don't like it don't talk to ppl
i didn’t even know you could message over pinterest
Well well well, if it isn't the consequences of your own actions.
ICYMI: Increased demands; decline of volunteer firefighters across the board. Together, these place a heavier burden on each person who shows up for work — paid or volunteer — at their local county firehouse.
Stone, 67, was found guilty in November of lying to the House Intelligence Committee and obstructing its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential race. He also was convicted of threatening a potential congressional witness. ... See MoreSee Less
Bloomberg: "What a wonderful country we have. The best known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with 3 houses. What did I miss?"
Bernie Sanders: *poops pants* 'mumbles incoherently in commie'
Very entertaining, for sure, to watch the democrats eat each other. Validates my landslide victory prediction for Trump..........USA 45!!
No wonder no one wants to help or get involved.....smh
That is crazy
Mary Beth Poole
It sounds like it had to do with What was best for the dog. A roaming dog who’s vaccine was not up to date and who had fleas and parasites, deserves better.
Misty Kyle 😭
I dont know the Sprouse lady from a can of paint but I can say I was literally standing in Westwood Animal Hospital when she brought the Collie in and she told me she found the dog on the side of the road. As I stood there I could see the fleas crawling all over this dog. The dog couldnt sit still because it was being ate up with fleas so bad. As I waited I took my dog outside because I was afraid the fleas would get on my dog. The Sprouse lady was really doing a good deed in my opinion. She also told me they had already given the Collie a flea bath and he was still ate up. I can't say I would want to return a dog to that either
This is Absolutely insane. From the condition of the dog. Seems the owner should be charged.
Wendy Nuckoles Williams you will have a field day with this!!!
I think this is the same dog that was posted on Facebook that the owner was looking for. If it was as bad as some of you say, maybe Westwood will tell the judge about the dogs condition and it will help her case.
Why didn’t the groomer or Westwood contact animal control if that’s the law. Wouldn’t one of them know what the law says and strays? This sounds strange
Augusta County parents and guardians: Have you noticed delays with your child's bus route recently? We are interested in speaking with you for a story. Please contact reporter Claire Mitzel at firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less
Never the same time sometime 10 min early to 10-15 min late. Have to take him to school on my way to work and he is late. Constantly different
Krista Goehring Leichner
Marianne Graves Tackett
Sometimes my kids have to ride 2nd load bus which would make them getting home around 430
But it’s not their drivers fault, things happen, it’s not their fault Augusta county is low on bus drivers, if you’re so mad about it then YOU apply to be a driver 🤷🏼♀️
Also, you’re supposed to wait on the bus, not the bus wait on you. When parents are at their door asking the driver to wait bc their child isn’t reAdy, that’s why buses are late getting your kid.
STOP BLAMING THE BUS DRIVERS!!!!
My daughter has been late to school for at least a week and late getting home. At least 30 minutes late. Had to get another bus to pick her up because the original bus was unable.
Yeah its alot and sometimes 45 minutes late picking up my child and bringing her home
Yep I have
OMG. Yes! We live way back off the road and because of bus delays/ early arrivals my kids have missed thebus so many times. Just this morning my daughter waited at the bus stop for 45 minutes and they came. It has gotten so bad this year.
They definitely need more bus drivers .
Teresa Carter Slack
Several times my child's bus was more than 40 minutes late. School never notified me of anything.
Every week , it has been inconsistent since school started
Sometimes due to lack of bus drivers or drivers get sick some of the bus drivers have to do double runs which means taking there load dropping them off at school then go back get another load get them to school then turn around and do the samething at the end of school.. I surly dont blame the drivers ...its just the way they have to do sometimes.. Augusta county is short of drivers so i agree if there are people that want to help then go get a job to help them out...just saying...
They are short of bus drivers, trying to get more, untill they do was told they may have to go to 3 loads and that will push it earlier and also later.
What areas is this happening??? We had one late day due to doors not opening on bus from SDES.
Sadly it’s not just Augusta County that is low on Bus Driver’s Rockingham County has been short on bus drivers for year’s
This is not something that just started ,its been going on since the very first wk of school. I feel bad for the drivers they do have,not only are they underpaid then double loads are added to them. It takes a special person to drive a bus load of children. I feel they should be compensated for all that their job entails. Everyone knows the reason there is such a shortage of drivers and its time they get the salary that they deserve.
We must be very fortunate. Our kids ride 2 different busses, depending on whether they are going to their grandparents house or home and their bus drivers are very consistent! We live in Stuarts Draft.
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My son goes to Wilson Middle and his bus has had like 3 different drivers this year! The one the have now the kids dont even get to school in time to eat breakfast which is insane when he is picked up at 7:05!
Yes, and everyone would be as responsible as you would be. Fat chance. 99% of the laws we have wouldn’t be needed if people exercised common sense. Seat belt laws?
There is a lot of data that goes into fire weather forecasts (which are publicly available at www.wrh.noaa.gov/fire2/?wfo=sto ) and takes a decent amount of time and calculations to determine fire danger for all localities. Also weather is fickle anyway, probably best not to risk it...
A man arrested last summer after reportedly opening fire on police officers during a foot chase was recently indicted by the Waynesboro grand jury for attempted capital murder. (Premium) ... See MoreSee Less
Do you know how your local fire department operates? Reporter Claire Mitzel gives a behind the scenes look at her latest project. Part one is available on newsleader.com now and part two will be published Wednesday, Feb. 19. ... See MoreSee Less