The Warren Sentinel
New regional jail will build its own wastewater treatment plant
The RSW Regional Jail under construction on U.S. 522 in Warren County will have its own wastewater treatment plant, saving thousands that would have been spent on sewer fees. Members of the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail voted during their regular Jan. 24 meeting at the Warren County Government Center to build a $1,336,034 wastewater treatment plant at the site of the jail. Approval for the plant has already been granted by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
The Shenandoah Valley-Herald The Warren Sentinel / 01-31-2013
New policy discourages smoking in Warren County parks
County officials are asking people to refrain from smoking near playgrounds and other facilities in local parks. Tired of the litter problem created by people leaving cigarette butts on the ground in parks, staff members from Warren County Parks and Recreation approached Assistant County Attorney Dan Whitten and asked if the county had the authority to ban smoking in its parks.
The Warren Sentinel / 01-21-2013
Hunters get cash for coyotes
Kenneth Smith was hunting on his own Warren County property Nov. 5 when he shot and killed a grey female coyote. Because the county offers a coyote bounty, Smith was awarded $50 for killing the animal. “The coyote itself is classified as a nuisance animal. That's why they have bounty hunting,” said Deputy Walter “Butch” Carper, an animal control officer with the Warren County Sheriff's Office. One of four animal control officers in the county, Carper said in December he had filed paperwork for about 10 people to receive coyote bounty awards from the county last year.
The Warren Sentinel / 01-10-2013
Health Officials Stress Importance of Rabies Prevention
Two skunks test positive for rabies in December after attacks on dogs north of Luray
Delegates suggest Front Royal charter change instead of meals tax increase
State delegates have discouraged Warren County officials from pursuing a proposal to raise the county's meals and lodging taxes by 2 percent. The plan, which would have made Warren the only county in the state to raise its meals tax above 4 percent, was one of the ideas town and county officials have considered to generate revenue that would compensate the town for providing water and sewer services to businesses in the U.S. 522 corridor.
The Warren Sentinel / 01-03-2013