Battlefield threat: Manassas National Battlefield Park’s superintendent has issued two letters opposing a plan to allow data centers on 2,133 acres of land adjacent to the park, calling it “the single greatest threat to Manassas National Battlefield Park in nearly three decades.” [Prince William Times]
Teacher pay raises: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam plans to propose a 10% teacher raise and record funding for pre-K-12 public education in his budget proposal for next year, according to a Monday announcement. [The Center Square]
Apps down: Amazon Web Services suffered a major outage Tuesday, the company said, limiting service at many key and popular sites. [The Associated Press]
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A teacher who works at Rippon Middle School and lives at a nearby elementary school faces a weapons charge.
The Stafford County Public Schools Superintendent said a convocation ceremony on Friday, August 5, should have been an event to unify and excite teachers and school employees for the new year.
Beginning on August 25, Manassas National Battlefield Park will observe the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Second Manassas. For five days, through August 30, events will remember the cost of battle and include the destructive impact on area families and African Americans.
It’s a bit unusual to have one-quarter of your county supervisors facing recall petitions from their constituents.