Abbott pleads not guilty; judge will decide case
Following a brief pre-trial hearing on Monday, February 27, Abbott’s attorney, Craig Cooley of Richmond, left Middlesex Circuit Court with a large box filled with hundreds of documents from the grand jury. Retired judge Paul F. Sheridan signed the order releasing all the grand jury documents, which had been sealed, to Abbott and his attorney.
posted 02.29.2012Reveres are 2012 ‘Pride of Middlesex’
The Middlesex Rotary Club has selected Charles and Sally Gayle Revere of Hartfield as the recipients of its Pride of Middlesex award for 2012. Charles Revere, a native of Middlesex, graduated from Middlesex High School. He attended the University of Richmond where he played baseball (All-Southern Conference pitcher for three years) and met and married Sally Gayle Shepherd.
posted 02.29.2012St. Clare Walker land will be used for educational & community activities
Middlesex County Attorney Mike Soberick informed county supervisors at their February 21 board meeting that four living trustees of the new St. Clare Walker Steering Committee are willing to turn over 13.71 acres at Cooks Corner Office Complex to the county—provided the land is used specifically for “community or school board activities.”
posted 02.29.2012NAACP wants answers to questions regarding county ‘bail out’ in 2007
The Middlesex County NAACP continues to voice concern over the county board of supervisors’ decision in 2007 to “bail out” of Section 5 of the U.S. Voting Rights Act of 1965. Essex and Middlesex counties and the City of Fredericksburg opted to bail out of the program in 2007, and were given approval by the U.S. Justice Department.