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Lynchburg inmate revolt ends and more Virginia headlines

By: - August 12, 2021 8:02 am
Virginia Mercury

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• Four years after the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, the city’s Confederate statues are gone. But activists say the city has more work to do.—Daily Progress

• After several tumultuous meetings, the Loudoun County School Board approved a policy on accomodating transgender students.—Washington Post

• An inmate revolt at the Lynchburg jail ended peacefully Wednesday morning.—News & Advance

• The new federal infrastructure bill could mean billions for Virginia projects.—Daily Press

• Parents say transportation problems in Stafford County schools have caused some kids to wait hours for buses that never come. Administrators said they’re struggling with bus driver shortages and traffic backups from more parents driving their own children.—Free Lance-Star

• The Virginia Employment Commission says it made enough progress on a backlog of disputed unemployment claims that a lawsuit brought by the Legal Aid Justice Center should be dismissed.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• “All 53 fourth-graders at the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts in South Richmond are quarantined after four positive COVID-19 cases among students.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Two brothers from the Shenandoah Valley who post bluegrass videos on TikTok were hired to play in a commercial for Mountain Dew’s new watermelon-flavored drink.—Daily News-Record

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