Category: Spotsylvania County

Good-bye to a Good Man

March 12, 2013 — A sad note today, as I write about Duval Dickinson, who passed away this weekend. I know the Dickinson family, and especially like talking to Duval’s son, Clay, who is smart and carried his Father’s joy

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New Dawn Braying: GOP Promises, Rhetoric Meet Reality

March 4, 2013 — Today’s Fredericksburg Freelance Star has a piece on Dawn Shelley, Republican on the Spotyslvania County School Board, asking the Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors for more money in the upcoming budget.  Going further, she asked the public to

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Will Spotsylvania Voters Hold New Republican Majority Accountable?

February 18, 2013 — In an op-ed in yesterday’s Fredericksburg Freelance Star, Alfred King, Spotsylvania Republican money man, perennial candidate and budget advisor, admitted that math, not ideology, is the driver behind budget making and praised former Spotsylvania County Board

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Spotsy GOP Board: Do as We Say, Not as We Do – Part 2

Feb. 12, 2013 — After a year in office, we know that the new Republican majority on the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors has broken campaign promises. They also promised to be more open and ethical than the previous Board. Looking at their actions,

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Spotsy GOP Board Members: Do as We Say, Not as We Do!

February 5, 2013 — It’s been a year since Spotsylvania’s new GOP majority has taken over the reigns of government. They promised big things: refunds to taxpayers, new industries, new jobs, tax cuts, more money for schools and public safety,

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Cole has a dream: Squash King’s dream

January 19, 2013 — Today’s Freelance Star includes a story on the dual roles of that great multi-tasker, Virginia House Del./Spotsylvania County deputy administrator Mark Cole.  Among the many humorous items in the story is Cole’s assertion that he can handle both jobs by working

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The Two Faces of Mark

Happy New Year…especially to Mark Cole, who starts his new job this month as Spotsylvania County’s deputy administrator. I wish him much luck, for he will soon find himself frustrated with the inadeqacies of the General Assembly, where Mark Cole

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