The Landes Letter - June 2022 Edition


   I hope this email finds everyone doing well and staying safe. My focus this month is to provide updates from the Clerk's Office including staff news and the announcement of the Clerk's Office Summer 2022 interns.

   I have also included the latest photos from the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. Please enjoy the latest photos.

Augusta County Clerk’s Office Announces Summer 2022 Interns

   Aaron Baughman, Blake Rodgers and Nicholas Arnold have been named Clerk’s Interns for the Summer. These three young men are the sixth group of students to be selected for the Clerk’s Office Internship Program.

   Mr. Baughman is a Senior at James Madison University majoring in Philosophy and Religion and hopes to pursue a career in the law. Mr. Rodgers is a rising Senior at Wilson Memorial High School and hopes to major in Political Science in college. Mr. Arnold is a Junior at Bridgewater College majoring in Philosophy and Religion and hopes to pursue a career in the law as well.

Photograph Caption (left to right): Nicholas Arnold, Blake Rodgers and Aaron Baughman, Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office Summer Interns.

Read the Press Release Here

Staff Updates

   During our quarterly Clerk's Staff Meeting I presented the Clerk's Light Bulb Award for Bright Suggestions to Senior Deputy Clerk Suzanne Shifflett. Suzanne suggested we scan and better organize old Oaths and Orders. Our Clerk's Interns are assisting with this project. This will allow better access for staff and the public.

   I had the privilege of administering the oath of office to our newest staff member in the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk's Office. Amber N. Peterson was officially sworn in as a Deputy Clerk for our Criminal Division.

Donate Today

   Donate today to help cover the costs of this newsletter along with future campaign initiatives. Your contributions help keep Augusta County citizens and the Clerk's office connected.

   If you would like to mail your donation, please make checks payable to: Steve Landes for Clerk of Court Committee.

P.O Box 12

Verona, VA 24482

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Virtual Photograph Tour

   This is the judgement record for a case between John Hope and Casper Vought in 1751. Mr. Vought was in debt to Mr. Hope for one hundred pounds sterling - $30,000 in todays dollars.

Visit Our Online Archive Portal Here


Clerk of Court Contact Information 

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The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk

Augusta County Circuit Court

[email protected]

540-245-5321 Ext. 100

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