The Waynesboro News Virginian begins its week-long investigation into each of the seven magisterial districts of Augusta County. Today they begin with Pastures District, home of Tracy Pyles, the lone supervisor who has called for rolling back assessments to 2005 values. Pastures District is also home of Churchville attorney Francis Chester who has vowed to bring suit against the Board of Supervisors if they do not roll back to 2005 assessments, and home of SWAC Girl.
In Ground Swell: Pastures property owners question values, reporter Bob Stuart talks with residents who saw their rural land increase dramatically even at a time of instable financial times and hundreds of lost jobs in the SWAC area.
Check out the News Virginian's online "Database Center" to track property values.