The Landes Letter - October 2021 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 the appointment of jury commissioners and staff updates.

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

Staff Updates

   Suzanne Shifflett, the Senior Deputy Clerk in our Civil Division, received the Clerk's Light Bulb Award for September. Suzanne developed the idea of a Self-Help Resource Card we can give to those citizens who need to seek legal advice or resources. This will help those seeking an attorney or who represent themselves.

Augusta County Circuit Court Jury Commissioners Appointed

   Four Augusta County citizens have been appointed by Judge W. Chapman Goodwin, 25th Circuit, to serve as Jury Commissioners and will be reviewing next year’s potential list of qualified jurors in October. Those selected include Vickie Arnold of Swoope; Lora Dury of Mount Sidney; Edward R. Long of New Hope, and Andy Vanhook of Weyers Cave. 

Read the Press Release Here

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

Donate Here

Virtual Photograph Tour

   This the portrait of J.M. Blackburn, who was the 13th Clerk of Circuit Court for Augusta County serving from 1948-1956. This portrait is located in our Record Room of the first floor of the Courthouse.

   This is the portrait of Rudolph L. Shaver, the 14th Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk, who served from 1957-1983 - 26 years. He served as Augusta County Sheriff for over a decade before being elected Clerk. The portrait in located in our Record Room on the first floor of the Courthouse.

   This is our portrait of the 16th Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk - Carol M. Brydge. Carol was the first and only woman to be elected Clerk. She served for over 30 years in the Clerk's Office first as Deputy Clerk, Chief Deputy Clerk, and then Clerk.

   This is a map of Part of Beverly Manor in Augusta County dated November 6, 1739. This map was drawn just one year after the County's founding in 1738. This map hangs in our Historic Hallway area of the Courthouse.

Clerk of Court Contact Information

Please visit my website at for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.

The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk

Augusta County Circuit Court

[email protected]

540-245-5321 Ext. 100

Augusta County Website



Augusta County Circuit Court

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