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Augusta County Board of Supervisors organizational meeting votes in new chair, vice chair

David KaraffaBy Lynn R. Mitchell

First meeting of 2015 is the organizational meeting for Augusta County’s Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Mike Shull (Riverheads) was elected chairman and Supervisor David Karaffa (Beverley Manor) was elected vice chairman. Outgoing chairman Larry Wills (Middle River) was presented a gavel and thanked for chairing the board during 2014.

Congratulations to Supervisor Karaffa who is one of our contributors here at LynnRMitchell.com. He is the youngest supervisor on the board (31) and has been very effective in his district of the county as well as various boards.

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McKee Foods aka Little Debbie to expand Stuarts Draft facility

Little DebbieBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that McKee Foods Corporation will invest $34 million to expand production at its manufacturing facility in Stuarts Draft in Augusta County. Virginia successfully competed against Arkansas for the project, which will create 54 new jobs.

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Augusta supervisors discuss courthouse

Augusta County CourthouseBy Lynn R. Mitchell

“The county has shown considerable patience and due diligence” on the Courthouse issue. –Pat Coffield, Augusta County Manager

At Tuesday’s work session, Augusta County supervisors faced a packed agenda of items and reports from staff for everything from fire and emergency updates from the chief to VDOT report to economic update. Perhaps the most anticipated item, however, was discussion on the future of the Augusta County Courthouse and whether it would be renovated at its current Staunton location, or a new courthouse constructed at the government complex at Verona.

Supervisor David Karaffa (Beverley Manor District) provided a thoughtful perspective regarding the courthouse (see The Augusta County Courthouse decision).

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