I hope this email finds everyone doing well and staying safe. My focus in this month’s newsletter is to inform you on the latest announcements regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court's Office and COVID-19.
In addition, I want to provide you with the newest photos from the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour.
Most importantly, this Memorial Day I wanted to take the opportunity to remember all those who have fallen and died in service of the United States. Let us always remember their sacrifice to protect our Liberty and Freedom. May we remember them and their families.
Clerk Of Circuit Court Announces Court Safety Protocals
The Augusta County Circuit Court and the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office want to do everything we can to protect the public, professionals and staff who need to appear for court cases. For those who do not need to enter the courthouse we continue to encourage citizens to go online to access services where possible or contact the Clerk’s Office by telephone.
The safety protocols include limiting the number of persons in the courtrooms at one time to only attorneys, necessary witnesses, interpreters, court personnel, court reporters, bailiffs, others deemed necessary by the court, and members of the media. Because of space limitations, not all witnesses may be allowed in the courthouse, but may be contacted by their attorney when to appear.
Week two of the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour showcased our Jury Room, which has been restored to it's 1900s Victorian era look. If you serve on a Civil or Criminal Jury, or a Grand Jury this is where you would deliberate with your fellow jurors.
Week three of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour highlighted the architectural detail of the Courthouse Portico columns and portico ceiling. The building Architects were T.J. Collins and Son, and the Contractors were A.F. Withrow and Co.
Week four of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour featured what I call the Courthouse History Hallway from the ground floor going up to the second floor. Historic items include the Beverley Manor Grant Corner Stone from September 6, 1736 in the second photograph, and other important historic documents from Augusta County's early history.
Week five of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour highlighted the Historic Record Room in the basement of the Courthouse. These historic records go back to 1745. We are working on a short and long-term plan for the preservation of this important Augusta County History.
On this Memorial Day we continued week six of our Augusta County virtual photograph tour. These are the Memorial Plaques on the front of the Courthouse remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in World War I & II, the Korean & Vietnam Wars, and Iraq & Afghanistan Wars from Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro.
Clerk of Court Contact Information
Please visit my website at stevelandes.com for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.
The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk
Augusta County Circuit Court
STEVE LANDES, CLERK
Augusta County Circuit Court
Proven Experience and Trusted Service for Augusta County