The Landes Letter - October 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 the upcoming Veterans Day event, our partnership with JMU, jury commissioner appointments, and staff updates.

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

Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office And Augusta County Genealogical Society To Host Veterans Event

   Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court R. Steven Landes and the Augusta County Genealogical Society (ACGS) President Stephen Garber announced that they will be hosting an Augusta County Veterans Day activity at the Augusta County Circuit Courthouse on Thursday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will be for one day only.  

Read the Press Release Here

Augusta Clerk Announces Partnership With James Madison University

   The Clerk's office has entered a partnership with the James Madison University’s (JMU) Department of History and the JMU Libraries to support the Histories along the Blue Ridge project. The Rockingham County Circuit Court Clerk, Madison County Circuit Court Clerk, and Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk are already participating in the project. Histories along the Blue Ridge is a project and website that makes selected historic records digitally available to the public.

Read the Press Release Here

Augusta County Circuit Court Jury Commissioners To Meet

   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 Carolyn Bragg of Stuarts Draft, Lora Dury of Mount Sidney, Andy Vanhook of Weyers Cave, and Beryl Wilson of Fishersville.

   The citizens who serve as Jury Commissioners play an important role in reviewing and qualifying potential jurors for Augusta County’s Circuit Court. I want to thank these Augusta County citizens for their willingness to serve and take on this key responsibility in the jury process.

Read the Press Release Here

Staff News

   Proud that Sandy Harris, Deputy Clerk - Land Records Division, and Rachel Morgan, Deputy Clerk - Criminal Division, just recently were designated as Master Deputy Circuit Court Clerks through the Virginia Court Clerks' Association Career Development Program. Congratulations Sandy and Rachel!

Read the Press Release Here

  Pam Heinrich, our Records Assistant, was awarded the Clerk's Light Bulb Award for the 3rd Quarter of 2022. Because of Pam we now post a notice at our front desk for citizens to know the reason the flags in front of the Augusta County Circuit Courthouse fly at half staff in honor or memory of someone or an event. Thank you Pam!

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   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 Oath for Harry Burnett's appointment as Deputy Clerk for the Augusta County Court. It is signed by his father, William A. Burnett, Clerk of the County Court, and his father. William Burnett served as Clerk for almost 35 years, and Harry Burnett later become Clerk, and served for 48 years.

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

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