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News in Salem

22

Nov

2016

Mayor Proclaims Small Business Saturday on 11/26

8

Nov

2016

Some Vehicles May Qualify for Property Tax Relief

City of Salem Commissioner of the Revenue, Linda M. Carroll, announced today that additional vehicles may now qualify for Personal Property Tax Relief (PPTR) from the Commonwealth of Virginia. This is due to legislative changes that were put in place during the 2016 session of the Virginia General Assembly.

3

Nov

2016

Jim Chisom Reappointed to Salem City Council

City Council made James L. Chisom Salem’s newest council member during a specially called meeting this afternoon at City Hall. Chisom will fill the position that was vacated by Vice Mayor John Givens on October 24. Chisom will now serve out the remainder of that term, which expires on June 30, 2018.

21

Oct

2016

Vice-Mayor John Givens to Retire After 21 Years on Council

Salem Vice-Mayor John Givens has decided to step down from City Council after serving Salem’s citizens for more than two decades.

14

Apr

2016

Voting Open for “Pride in Salem Green Awards"

The City of Salem is pleased to announce that voting is open for the fifth annual "Pride in Salem Green Awards" that are designed to recognize businesses and organizations that take pride in our community and make Salem a great place to work, live and play.

1

Apr

2016

Sheriff's Office Warns of Jury Duty Phone Scam

The Salem Sheriff’s Office has received several citizen inquiries about phone calls they are receiving related to jury duty in the city. The scammers are telling citizens that they have failed to report for jury duty and must adhere to certain instructions.

7

Mar

2016

Tom Bowers Receives Prestigious F.B.I. Award

Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Richmond Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced that Richmond FBI’s 2015 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) recipient is Tom Bowers, Commonwealth Attorney for Salem, Virginia.

8

Jan

2016

2016 Real Estate Assessment Notices Are On The Way

The City of Salem Real Estate Department has completed the 2016 General Reassessment of all real property located in the City of Salem. Reassessment notices were mailed on January 8.

6

Jan

2016

City Manager Names Major Mike Crawley New Police Chief

Salem City Manager Kevin Boggess wasted no time this morning as he swiftly appointed Mike Crawley to the position of Police Chief for the citizens of Salem. Crawley replaces Tim Guthrie, who will retire as Salem’s Chief at the end of the month after 34 years of service in the department.

6

Jan

2016

Police Chief Tim Guthrie Announces Retirement

Salem Police Chief, Tim Guthrie, announced his retirement in a staff meeting this morning after serving Salem’s citizens as a valued member of the Police Department for the past 34 years. His departure, which has been in the works for the past several months, will take effect at the end of January.
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