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The Warren Sentinel

Water testing on tap throughout region

Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a special low rate for private drinking water testing this month. Residents of several counties including Warren and Shenandoah will be able to get any private water derived from wells, springs or cisterns tested for $5 per sample.

Defamation suit vs. SAAA dropped

A former employee has withdrawn her defamation lawsuit against the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) and three of its staff members. An order of nonsuit in Ann T. McIntyre’s case against the agency was recorded Thursday in Warren County Circuit Court. The order states that the case was dismissed without prejudice, meaning McIntyre — the agency’s former director of development — could refile her suit. She was seeking $2.35 million from the organization because of published media reports regarding her termination.

Three vie for Commissioner of Revenue seat in Warren County

nterim Commissioner of the Revenue Sherry Sours will seek the nomination of the Republican Committee of Warren at a mass meeting to be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Warren County Government Center. Local business owner Mike McCool, a long-time party member, will challenge Sours for the nod. Roy K. Boyles, who is the supervisor of the Real Estate Department in the Commissioner of the Revenue Office, also announced Tuesday that he will run for the post. The candidates are hoping to fill out the remainder of John H. Smedley, Sr.’s term.

Regional jail taking shape

Members of the RSW Regional Jail Authority got a preview on Thursday of the new jail facility that will house up to 375 inmates and employ about 140 people when it opens in 2014. The $82 million jail, which is under construction on U.S. 340/522 in Warren County, will feature computer-controlled plumbing that prevents toilets from being deliberately clogged, 70-square-foot cells containing two bunks with pre-installed stainless steel fixtures, and “outdoor” recreation areas with stainless steel screen roofs where inmates are exposed to daylight.

Skyline HS students charged in school break-in

Two Skyline High School students have been charged in a May 8 break-in at the school that resulted in more than $1,000 in damages to the building.

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