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Updated: Augusta County locate missing 86-year-old man

Update: Friday, 5:41 p.m. Robert Ray Rodgers has been safely located, according to a report from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office. First report: Friday, 2:23 p.m. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a missing person who was last seen at his Staunton home Friday morning.
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Garber named president of Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs

Staunton Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Garber has been elected president of the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs and has been honored as the 2022 SEAFC Career Fire Chief of the Year. The award puts him in the running for the national award later this year. Garber is an accomplished...
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Happy Birthday to us! Augusta Free Press turns 20

Way back on July 2, 2002, I couldn’t have imagined that I’d ever be writing about Augusta Free Press turning 20. I was just thinking that morning, as we were about to hit the publish button for the first time, about how we were going to keep the lights on, and the website that we had just launched that day didn’t figure prominently into those plans.
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Amherst man wanted on multiple larceny charges arrested in Lynchburg

An Amherst man wanted on multiple larceny charges is now in custody, according to the Amherst County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say 34-year-old Jonathan Edward Tyree was arrested on Thursday in Lynchburg. The Sheriff's Office says with the help of Virginia State Police and a Lynchburg K-9 officer they were able...
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UPDATE: Missing Staunton man has been found

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to find a missing man. According to the sheriff’s office, 86-year-old Robert Ray Rodgers was last seen Friday morning. He left his home in Staunton on foot and was reportedly going to walk...
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Chris Pierce

Chris Pierce talks a new full band album in the new year, a single release this summer, and effecting social change and healing of divisions through music. Chris plays SummerStage at the Blackburn In Staunton, VA Friday July 8.
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Commentary: Lipstick on a Pig

On a recent jaunt down Main Street of our “beautiful town” (from the toxic waste site bordered by Stokes on one end and the famed “Historic Afton Inn” on the other) revealed beautiful indigenous flowers, painted by a local artist, covering the oh-so-familiar vacant windows of the Afton Inn. The developer, creeping along with little bitty steps of random construction (consisting mostly of moving one pile of debris to another), hired this artist to “beautify” a potential “Walking Dead” movie set.
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Destination Vacation: Natural Bridge

NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (WFXR) — Just thirty minutes from Roanoke, right by the Blue Ridge Mountains with views of the James River, the fun at Natural Bridge State Park is more than surface deep. “It is massive and it is beautiful,” said Kim Aument, who visited the park with...
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Staunton woman starts petition to reinstate religious education in schools

STAUNTON — Twelve years ago, Becky Cox began volunteering for Weekly Religious Education classes. She helped walk students from Bessie Weller and Ware elementary schools to the classes. In 2014, Staunton School Board decided to halt WRE briefly and six years ago eliminated the program from Staunton Schools over...
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