New Name for Humane Society animal shelter
Since 1987, Middlesex County has been served by the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society (GMHS). In August, the humane society named its new building the Gloucester-Mathews-Middlesex Animal Shelter to reflect the three county area it serves, which is evident in their new sign.
posted 10.28.2010County meals tax on Middlesex ballot Tuesday
On Tuesday, November 2, Middlesex voters will decide if the county should have a 4% meals tax. Counties may only enact a meals tax if approved by voters in a binding referendum. The exact wording of the referendum on this Tuesday’s ballot reads: “Should the Board of Supervisors levy a Food and Beverage Tax within Middlesex County, Virginia?”
posted 10.28.2010NAACP seeks closed meetings with supervisors
Mark Lomax, president of the Middlesex County Chapter of the NAACP, has requested a private meeting with two members of the county board of supervisors. At press time, it was unclear what legal issues might be involved when such “non-quorum” private meetings, as suggested by Lomax, are held to intentionally circumvent the intent of FOIA open meeting laws.
posted 10.28.2010Lawsuit against drug task force resurrected
A long-pending lawsuit brought by a Middlesex woman, who alleges agents of a multi-jurisdictional drug task force mistakenly broke into her house trailer at Samos near Water View, was scheduled for trial on October 12, 2010.
posted 10.27.2010Fire Capt. from Richmond now faces murder charge
LANCASTER—A grand jury on Friday, October 22, returned nine true bills against Steven W. Nixon in the July 5 motor boat accident on the Rappahannock River which resulted in one death and injuries to nine others, including himself.
posted 10.22.2010Witnesses testify on details of boat crash
Steven W. Nixon, who is charged with seven felonies in a fatal motor boat crash that occurred July 5, was found guilty on October 13 of two misdemeanors: operating a boat while intoxicated, and reckless operation of a boat.