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Mathews woman enters guilty plea on federal charges (8/18/2022) - A  Mathews woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the oyster company she owns and that she once operated with her husband, convicted sex offender William “Billy” Hooper.…
Jenkins appointed to Virginia jail board (7/20/2022) - Tiffany Jenkins of Gloucester, Resident in Counseling, HCBS Compliance Reviewer, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, was appointed to a four-year term on the Virginia Board of Local and…
Mathews Triad fair to be held June 21 (6/1/2022) - The Mathews County Triad fair is back this year for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, but things will be a bit different this time around. Triad…
VSP holds memorial service; Dermyer among honored (6/1/2022) - Virginia State Police held a memorial service last week to honor public safety professionals who have lost their lives in service. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 25 program…
Belize Heroes (6/1/2022) - Area volunteer fire departments are donating outdated firefighting equipment to Belize Heroes, a program the sends older but usable equipment to the Caribbean nation of Belize. Above, a load of…
Spencer Cheatham named first full-time fire chief in West Point (5/25/2022) - The Town of West Point has appointed its first full-time fire chief, Spencer Cheatham. Cheatham is charged with working with leaders from the town and the West Point Volunteer Fire…
Virginia tackles skyrocketing fatal drug overdoses (5/11/2022) - Klay Porter, 32, recalls overdosing alone at his aunt’s house five years ago from heroin laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. He remembers slipping away and thinking “this is it.”…
Man pleads guilty to fraud, ID theft, firearms offenses (5/4/2022) - A six-time convicted felon from Richmond pleaded guilty last Thursday to conspiring to commit bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and illegally possessing a firearm, a release from the U.S. Attorney’s…
Smokers, growers react to cannabis legislation (4/27/2022) - The medical cannabis market is thriving in Virginia, while the future of recreational cannabis, including hemp, is hazier. Cannabis advocates and smokers are disappointed after a 2022 General Assembly session…
Early morning blaze in Kilmarnock on Tuesday claims a life (4/20/2022) - One person died and several businesses and residences were destroyed when fire raced through a block of buildings on Irvington Road in Kilmarnock in the early morning hours Tuesday, April…
Victims’ Rights Week to be observed April 24-30 (4/20/2022) - The Gloucester Victim Witness Assistance Program, in collaboration with the Gloucester Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, will commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 24-30. Established in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan,…
‘Drug Take Back’ event on April 30 at Walmart (4/20/2022) - The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be at Gloucester Walmart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, to receive over-the-counter…
Crash fatalities reach 14-year high (4/20/2022) - Crash fatalities reached a 14-year high on the commonwealth’s roadways last year, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reported. In 2021, 968 people died in crashes on Virginia roadways—a 14.3-percent…
Local clerks awarded grants to preserve records (1/19/2022) - A part of our collective history—marriage licenses, deeds and other brittle, aging documents—will be saved for future generations, thanks to funding from the Library of Virginia. Circuit court clerks in…
Shop with a Cop (12/15/2021) - KIM ROBINS / GAZETTE-JOURNAL The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office’s Shop with a Cop program took over 80 county children Christmas shopping at Walmart on Saturday. Above left, Gloucester Sheriff Darrell Warren…
Wrong-way pursuit ends in arrest (12/2/2021) - A 57-year-old Hampton man was arrested in Gloucester on Wednesday after leading state police and Mathews deputies on a chase that included driving the wrong way on Rt. 14. According…
Federal judge denies Hooper motion (1/28/2021) - A federal judge has denied a request by William W. “Billy” Hooper of Mathews that his convictions for child pornography and coercion and enticement be set aside. Hooper was found…
Amended charges filed in Capitol breach cases (1/28/2021) - Amended charges were filed last Thursday in U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia against Douglas Sweet of Gwynn and Cindy Fitchett of Cobbs Creek. The two Mathews residents…
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