Former Albemarle County Circuit Court Deputy Clerk Dayna Awkard at work in 2012.

Former clerk pleads guilty to embezzling

Former longtime Albemarle County Circuit Court Deputy Clerk Dayna Awkard pleaded guilty Friday morning to the embezzlement of nearly $14,000, according to court records. Awkard, a 24-year employee of the circuit court clerk’s office, resigned on March 21, shortly after a tip from an unnamed court employee prompted a state investigation into possible fraud. She […]

Virginia's Capitol Building in Richmond. File photo.

Irregular Joe: A pugnacious Virginia pol lands in hot water

It’s no secret that we here at the Odd Dominion lean a bit to the left. Luckily for us, Virginia Republicans make our job pretty easy, as barely a week goes by without some excitable elephant saying or doing something completely boneheaded somewhere in the Commonwealth. But that certainly doesn’t preclude us from making fun […]

Elliott Brown is the new Executive Director at Common Ground Healing Arts at the Jefferson School City Center.

What’s Happening at the Jefferson School?

Common Ground Healing Arts Welcomes New Executive Director Elliott Brown, Common Ground’s new Executive Director, was immediately captivated by the organization’s mission to provide access to complementary healthcare, regardless of income,  because of its intersections with her professional and personal experiences. On the personal level Brown has directly benefited from the presence of yoga, meditation, […]