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New state song proposed (access required)

Del. Franklin P. Hall has submitted HB 2360, which would replace the state song, “Carry Me Back to Old Virginia”, with a song written by Donna and Jimmy Dean. Yes, the Jimmy Dean, the sausage guy. Opponents of the old ...

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Obituaries (access required)

John S. Battle Jr., a retired lawyer and one of the founders of the law firm of McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe, died Jan. 15 at the age of 77. Battle, who lived in Richmond and Kilmarnock, died in a ...

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Cut In Support May Be Based On Poor Health (access required)

By Deborah Elkins, Executive Editor A husband’s deteriorating mental health may provide a “change in circumstances” warranting a reduction in his support obligations, a 2-1 panel of the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. ...

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VSB disciplinary actions (access required)

Arlington lawyer Debra Lee King’s law license was suspended by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board effective Jan. 14. The suspension came after King pled guilty in Alexandria Circuit Court to embezzlement of over $200 which she had held as ...

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Robb Floats Names For Judgeship (access required)

By Paul Fletcher & Baker McClanahan Sen. Charles S. Robb has sent the names of five Tidewater judges to Virginia’s statewide bar groups for review and possible endorsement for an open federal judgeship in the Eastern District, according to sources ...

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