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Chancery court records now online

The Library of Virginia offers easy access to hundreds of records of historic equity disputes, large and small. Bedford County’s chancery records from 1755 to 1912 are among the latest local records to be processed, indexed and digitally reformatted, reports ...

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Administrative – Polygraph – Training Center Employee – Abuse Of Residents (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a decision sustaining the termination of an employee at Southside Virginia Training Center, based on evidence that the employee had physically abused severely mentally retarded residents, in violation of specific departmental instructions prohibiting such abuse. ...

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Criminal – Sentencing – Amendment 706 – Crack Cocaine (access required)

A defendant whose 264-month sentence for distribution of crack and powder cocaine was reduced to 240 months under the retroactive crack cocaine amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines, was not entitled to an additional reduction to 216 months, ordered eight ...

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McDonnell issues executive directive on discrimination (access required)

Gov. Bob McDonnell directed state agencies not to discriminate against gay people in employment practices Wednesday, essentially overriding the Virginia attorney general’s advice to public colleges. The governor issued the written directive as about 200 gay-rights activists swarmed the Capitol ...

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Nonprofit site features in-depth Assembly coverage

Following the 2010 General Assembly session? Here is a valuable resource you might not be aware of: the Richmond Sunlight Web site. Established by the Virginia Interfaith Center in 2007, this volunteer-run site provides user-friendly access to comprehensive data such ...

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Snow-ver it!

There appears to be no rest for the weather-weary. The fourth major snowstorm of the winter is gearing up to hit the mid-Atlantic, and the Twitterverse is calling it “snoverkill.”* Follow this local trending topic on Twitter and, amid the ...

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