Funeral arrangements have been announced for Lacey Putney, the longest serving member of Virginia's General Assembly who died Saturday. A visitation for Putney will be held September 5 from 1 to 3 PM, and again 6 to 8 PM. at Tharp Funeral Home in Bedford. Putney will lie in state in the Virginia Capitol Rotunda from 12 to 3 PM September 6. A prayer service led by House Speaker William J. Howell and Senate President pro tempore Steve Newman will be held at noon.
A man who served in the Virginia General Assembly longer than anyone else before or since has died. Lacey Putney died Saturday, his friend and longtime fellow legislator State Senator Steve Newman confirmed to WDBJ7 in a phone conversation Saturday. Putney was 89. "Mr. Putney was my mentor for 30 years," Newman said in a social media post Saturday. "There is no other Virginian in recent history that had a bigger impact on his Commonwealth."
Water customers in the town of Monterey and portions of Highland County are experiencing a service outage, due to an issue with a well. According to volunteer spokesperson Linda Holman, a problem was discovered several days ago in a well that supplies water to the town and portions of Highland County. Holman said the town's water supply "is not contaminated." She said several leaks were discovered in the town well, which have since been repaired.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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