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APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) On the one-year anniversary of their deaths, three victims of a shooting spree that left eight dead are being remembered by students and staff at Appomattox County High School. Bricks in a memorial garden bear the names of Ronald "Bo" Scruggs, Emily Quarles and Morgan Dobyns.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) Roanoke officials are working on a plan to offer daily bus service to an Amtrak station in Lynchburg. City officials hope to obtain a state grant to help pay for the service. The bus service would link travelers with an Amtrak train to Washington, D.C.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Education groups and local governments are asking the General Assembly to restore public-education funding. That's as many districts grapple with declining property-tax collections and more students, including non-English speakers and those with special needs.

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (AP) A 71-year-old Gloucester woman has entered a plea to a charge of bigamy. Shirley Smith-Smart entered an Alford plea today to the bigamy charge, admitting there is sufficient evidence for a court to find her guilty of the charge. In exchange, perjury and forgery charges were dropped.

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