The Warren Sentinel

A Day No Pigs Would Be Chased: Virus cancels fair plans

FRONT ROYAL — A fatal virus infecting millions of baby pigs across the U.S. has caused the cancellation of the popular pig scrambles at area fairs this year.

Regional jail superintendent resigns before opening

FRONT ROYAL — On the eve of its official July 1 opening, the superintendent of the RSW Regional Jail has announced his retirement. Hired by the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail in April of 2013, Robert Mulligan said in a news release Monday that he would “miss the challenges and self-fulfillment of doing the job” but was excited about “new challenges which include improving my golf game, motorsports and fishing.”

Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging returning to normal after financial scandal

FRONT ROYAL — With the exception of the diversion of most of its fundraising dollars to debt payments, Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) leaders say the nonprofit that assists senior citizens in the region has returned to relatively normal operations. Services provided to clients are increasing, Executive Director Cathie Galvin said, as are donations to the organization. That’s great news for the agency, which suffered financially for months after a financial scandal was uncovered in 2011.

Rappahannock Electric Coop to increase rates July 1

Customers of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative will soon see a 5 percent increase in their monthly electric bills. The State Corporation Commission recently approved that rate increase, effective July 1, 2014.

Warren County School Board begins consideration of policy changes recommended by state

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board had its first reading last week of a report from Finance Director Robert Ballentine regarding 53 policy changes recommended by the Virginia School Board Association. Ballentine told the board members that all but two of the 53 are already included in the school system’s policy manual, and require only minor revisions to bring them into compliance with state policies.

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