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LGA taps new officers, directors for 2016-17 (access required)

The Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Inc. elected new officers and members of its board of directors at its recent conference in Virginia Beach. For a one-year term, the officers for 2016-17 are: • President, W. Clarke Whitfield Jr., Danville ...

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Supreme Court agrees to hear police records case

In a case closely watched by local governments and law enforcement, a Virginia county is hoping to overturn a ruling allowing a former criminal defendant to get access to a police officer’s personnel records. To say the least, Adam Ewing ...

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Supreme Court agrees to hear police records case

In a case closely watched by local governments and law enforcement, a Virginia county is hoping to overturn a ruling allowing a former criminal defendant to get access to a police officer’s personnel records. To say the least, Adam Ewing ...

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Lexington dam case brings $100,000 verdict

A Rockbridge County jury last week decided the city of Lexington should pay $100,000 to the family of a youth who drowned in a city park in 2006. Friday’s verdict came after the case stalled in a 2009 jury trial ...

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State will pay $900,000 to settle case against sheriff

Former Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt was accused in a lawsuit of failing to prevent one of his deputies from gunning down his ex-wife. Now, the ex-wife’s family will get $900,000 from the state to settle the suit on behalf ...

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Posner wins LGA award

Ellen F.M. Posner, assistant county attorney for Fairfax County, was named the winner of the 2012 Cherin Award given by the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc. at its recent conference in Williamsburg. The LGA’s Cherin Award recognizes distinguished service ...

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Judge denies move to halt Hopewell speeding revenue

While the General Assembly considers stripping some law enforcement revenue from local governments, the battle over speeding ticket revenue came to a head in a Hopewell courtroom Thursday. City prosecutor Rick Newman moved to turn all the city’s local speeding ...

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