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January 24, 2013 Online Homepage

Who Else Has Suffered? ... How Many Other York Properties Are Over Assessed by as Much as 69%?��� According to multiple sources, the over assessment of property values in York County might not be an uncommon occurrence. The Yorktown Crier / The Poquoson Post broke the story on January 17th of the recent Krauss decision by the York Circuit court, holding that York County had over assessed property by 69 percent.���(Read the Article)

Judge to County ��� Be Fair to Family Over $$$ ... A local judge has sided with a family against York County in a controversial case involving charges of over���charging taxes. Robert and Polly Krauss, land owners in York County, brought an action against the county government for a tax assessment that was allegedly excessive.(Read the Article)

Supervisors Consider Tax Hike ... Up, up, and away ... Up $1.8 million ... the projected revenues for York County ... Up $3.8 million ... the spending by York County above the previous year ... Up $2.12 million ... the deficit between the projected spending and the projected new revenue ... Up $2.12 million ... Your taxes...maybe? According to published reports and sources within the York County government, a tax increase may soon be imposed on the people of York County. The tax increase, which has been proposed by York County staff, would be levied to make up for a projected shortfall of approximately 2.12 million dollars. The projected revenue for 2014 has actually increased by 1.8 million, according to both reports and sources. However, the spending for 2014 has been projected at approximately 3.8 million dollars more than at the current levels.(Read the Article)

January 22nd is Sanctity of Life Day ... Today marks the 40th anniversary of the two most tragic Supreme Court decisions in American history, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Those decisions sparked a contentious debate between those who would deny that babies in the womb are worthy of legal protection, and those who rightly acknowledge that those babies constitute ���life��� as understood throughout history and affirmed in our Declaration of Independence. That right has been tragically denied to countless millions of unborn children who have been sacrificed on the altar of ���choice��� since 1973.(Read the Article)

Threat of Gun Ban Causes Run on Stores ... The recession is over. At least it is for gun dealers across America. The work by the Obama administration, led by Vice President Biden, toward restrictions involving weapons, ammunition, and possibly gun shows has prompted a massive run on gun stores throughout the nation. Bill Winfree, a local firearm dealer and owner of Winfree on Highway 17, confirmed that the sales of weapons and ammunition have risen sharply since Obama and Biden announced their intent to propose new laws.(Read the Article)

Poquoson Drive Brings in a Ton of Food ... The City of Poquoson raised a ton of food for the annual food drive. Literally ... a ton. The drive netted over 2,200 pounds of food, 1.1 tons, and kept the city prepared to help those less fortunate, even as the cold January continues. ���I���m just proud that our people are always so generous,��� said Buddy Green, a member of the Poquoson City Council. ���Our people always rise to the challenge, whatever it is.���(Read the Article)

York High Band Members Named All���District, Selected for Prestigious Clinic ... Congratulations to the following members of the York High School Band who were selected to play in the Virginia District Band Clinic which will be held at Warhill High School January 31st through February 2nd. Auditions were held at Grafton High School, January 5th.(Read the Article)

Consider This Week's Political What���If's"... The events of the week e.g. the presidential inaugural, bring to mind several ���what ifs��� that potentially affect each of us. One, from the past, is merely interesting. The what ifs from the present and future could well shape our state and local governments for years to come.(Read the Article)

Community Events A listing of events for the York County and Poquoson Areas. (Read the Article)


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