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RSW Regional Jail has a bumpy first month

FRONT ROYAL — Like opening a new business, the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail has had a few “hiccups” since it began receiving prisoners from the three county jails that are now closed, according to Regional Jail Authority Board Chairman Doug Stanley.

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.

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