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Supervisors deny SUP change for apartments

The Greene County Board of Supervisors denied last week a request that would have allowed occupancy of apartments off Moore Road before the connector road to U.S. Route 29 was started. In January 2019, the supervisors unanimously approved a Special Use Permit (SUP) for a project that includes 212 apartments,...
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Family dog shot and killed by neighbor in Greene County

STANARDSVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A family is looking for justice after their dog was shot and killed by their next-door neighbor on Sunday. Tommy and Lisa Shifflett's three-year-old family dog named Shiloh was playing fetch with little kids in the front yard before the incident. "Shiloh was a good...
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Day reflects on 42 years caring for Greene’s children

Debbie Day’s second-grade class at Ruckersville Elementary School spent a beautiful “Beach Day” outside June 2, playing games and celebrating the end of another successful year. Just three days before the beginning of her official retirement, Day’s party of preference was one that included her beloved students—a given after 42 years of service to the community’s kids.
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Sheriff’s office: Charges denied after dog shot in Greene Co.

GREENE COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - No charges will be filed following the alleged shooting of a dog in Greene County, according to the locality’s sheriff’s office. A video circulated online depicting a dog playing with two children in a yard with several adults sitting on a porch. At one point in the video, the dog and children go out of the video’s frame. The adults quickly leave the porch and also exit the video’s frame.
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Man charged with child abuse and neglect in Greene County

GREENE CO., Va. (WVIR) - The Greene County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a man with child abuse and neglect. Walter Ray Jenkins was arrested Tuesday. He has also been indicted on a charge of aggravated malicious wounding. On May 29, the sheriff’s office and county EMS and fire responded...
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Man arrested for child abuse, neglect

GREENE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Greene County Sheriff's Office says a man has been arrested for child abuse and neglect. The sheriff's office's Special Victims Unit arrested Walter Ray Jenkins on Tuesday. According to a release, the sheriff's office and Greene County EMS and Fire responded to a...
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Collecting used phones for victim witness program

GREENE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Greene County Sheriff's Office is collecting old and used phones for its victim-witness program. The phones are free and will go to victims of domestic violence. The purpose is to give victims a phone to call 911 in case of an emergency. The...
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Schools need parents to register their students

Greene County Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Bryan Huber updated the school board on planning for the fall semester at its June 9 regular meeting. The main issue facing the board at present is the lack of responses from parents needing to register their children for school in the fall, as only 1,806 students—around 63% of the student body—were registered by the May 31 deadline.
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Six-year road plan approved by BOS

The Greene County Board of Supervisors approved May 25 the update to the annual six-year plan for paving rural roads. The Secondary Six Year Plan outlines the supervisors’ priorities for paving rural roads as state funding becomes available. The board looks at this plan annually. In 2021, two roads have been paved: Beazley and Bull Yearling.
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County approves use of tower for public safety radio project

The Greene County Board of Supervisors approved a license agreement on May 25 to co-locate its emergency communications system on an existing tower in Stanardsville. The agreement was initially posted as a first review on the agenda, but Melissa Meador, director of emergency services, asked the supervisors to vote that night. The county will pay a monthly rate of $3,400 for 14 years to utilize the American Tower on Tower Road. Additionally, there was a bill of sale for $1 for the shelter so the county can begin improvements at the site. The American Tower site was identified by the Motorola proposal “as a critical component of the approved public safety radio system,” Meador noted.
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Greene County Board of Supervisors propose building a tower

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Greene County first responders are having a difficult time with their radio system. They have used the same system since the 1980′s and are now looking to revamp in hopes of making the area even more safe. “So right now because of the mountains, because of...
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Celebrating Juneteenth in Greene

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, first learned they were freed when Union Gen. Gordon Granger issued General Order Number 3. This was two-and-a-half years after then-President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, and about two months after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox. Since this time there have been special events to commemorate the day, sometimes called Emancipation Day, and in 1980 Texas became to first state to designate it as a holiday. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam in October 2020 signed into law legislation passed by the General Assembly declaring it an official state holiday, as well.
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WMHS student dies suddenly while on vacation with family

GREENE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A Greene County high school student has died suddenly while on vacation with his family. Josh Johnson was a stand-out football player at William Monroe High School. He collapsed while going fishing with his father. His friends have set up a GoFundMe to help...
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Greene County Woman’s Club yard sale this Saturday

Are you a treasure hunter? The Woman’s Club of Greene “Not Your Average Yard Sale” this weekend might have something special for you. The group holds the yard sale annually as a fundraiser for the Christmas Gift Project— the club buys, wraps and donates toys, books, blankets and stuffed animals to several hundred Greene County children who otherwise might not get much in the way of Christmas presents.
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GALLERY: WMHS Track & Sports Med hold senior nights

In a year that’s been anything but normal, the William Monroe High School spring activities senior nights have been spread out over several days. On May 21, seniors on the track and field team and members of Andy Kelly’s sports medicine team were honored prior to the boys soccer game. Students on Kelly’s team participate on the sidelines during sporting matches and learn the proper techniques of caring for athletes during games, as well as preparing athletes with issues for games.
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In & Around 6-10-2021

The Greene County Farmers Market takes place from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from April through October. Visit www.greenecommons.com or email greenefarmersmarket@gmail.com. The market is held at the Greene Commons pavilion, 40 Celt Road in Stanardsville. Local Girl Scout troops are currently recruiting new members from kindergarten through high...
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2021 Q1 sales tax data shows increase in revenue in central Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Quarter One 2021 data is showing that all throughout central Virginia sales tax revenue is increasing, showing a slight return to normalcy. “Green County had the biggest bump in the first quarter of 2021,” President of the Free Enterprise Forum Neil Williamson said. He says, while...
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GALLERY: Homecoming court is announced at soccer

With football being a late winter/early spring sport this year, the announcement of a Homecoming Court was put off until then. However, the football season was cut short due to possible COVID-19 exposure and the announcement was again postponed. On May 21, during the half-time of the boys soccer match, the Homecoming Court for William Monroe High School was finally announced and king and queen were Rachel Morris and Max Kinsey.
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“Tails and Tales” at the Greene County Library

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library summer reading program began June 1. The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library system is kicking off its annual summer reading program this week with three challenges for children, teens and adults. The program runs from June 1 to Aug. 31 with prizes available for each challenge and a grand prize winner to be drawn from participants at each library branch at the end of August.