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 Pallbearers carry the body of fallen Stafford County sheriff's Deputy Jason Mooney to his grave site in Oak Hill Cemetery on Thursday.
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Date published: 10/28/2007

More than 1,000 attend funeral of Stafford deputy

More than 1,000 people attended funeral services Thursday for Jason Mooney, the 24-year-old Stafford County sheriff's deputy who died following a single-vehicle wreck Oct. 19 on Interstate 95.

Mooney was on his way to assist at another serious accident when he lost control of his cruiser and ran off the interstate.

Dahlgren opens new building on the base

Navy Rear Adm. Brad Hicks commissioned a new office building Monday at the Naval Support Facility at Dahlgren by christening an anchor near its front entrance.

Between 300 and 400 guests attended the official opening of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program's new $33 million home. Hicks serves as the program director for the command, which relocated from Crystal City in August as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission decisions.

The two-story, 70,000- square-foot facility will house 346 military, civilian and contract employees.

VDOT timing lights on Tidewater Trail

Driving home on Tidewater Trail should be quicker in the afternoons.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has retimed signals to break up the traffic jam on Route 2 and 17 between Lansdowne Road and Shannon Park Drive in Spotsylvania County.

Tidewater Trail links employment centers in Fredericksburg with residential areas in Spotsylvania, and connects with U.S. 17 at New Post.

Culpeper town manager leaving

Culpeper Town Manager Brannon Godfrey is leaving to become city manager in Winchester.

Godfrey, who has held the position since 2001, in formed the Town Council of his plans late Monday.

In his letter of resignation the 42-year-old Godfrey said he had taken the Winchester job in order to "advance my career and set new goals for my personal development."

Former U.S. Marine pleads in drug bust

A former Marine charged in the largest drug bust ever in Spotsylvania County pleaded guilty Tuesday in Circuit Court.

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