Amanda Williams

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Amanda is the education reporter at the Virginia Gazette. She was previously the evening breaking news reporter at the Daily Press. She is a 2016 graduate of William & Mary and spends most of her time hanging out with her dog, Chaco.

Recent Articles

  • Couple details allegations against W-JCC School Divison

    Couple details allegations against W-JCC School Divison

    The couple suing the Williamsburg-James City County School Board filed a report in W-JCC General District Court Monday detailing the allegations. James City County residents Sandra and John Magda filed the suit Jan. 3. It asserts that the board and school division owes them $25,000 for "legal fees,...

  • Applications open for W-JCC Scholarship Fund

    Applications open for W-JCC Scholarship Fund

    The Williamsburg Community Foundation is gearing up to award Williamsburg-James City County high school seniors a number of scholarships. The money comes from the WJCC Scholarship fund, which is accepting donations through April, according to a news release from the Foundation. There are 24 scholarships...

  • Williamsburg Police: Man charged with attempted murder after shooting

    Williamsburg Police: Man charged with attempted murder after shooting

    A 33-year-old was charged with attempted murder after officers say he shot at a man in a hotel parking lot Sunday, according to Williamsburg police. The Williamsburg man, Brian Keith Lyons, was arrested in the parking lot shortly after officers arrived on scene in the 900 block of Capitol Landing...

  • Pathways expansion put on hold

    Pathways expansion put on hold

    With a $5 million increase in next year's proposed budget, Williamsburg-James City County School Board members knew they had to make cuts. The expansion of Warhill High School's Pathways Program to Jamestown and Lafayette is the first major expense to be eliminated, a reduction of roughly $200,000....

  • W-JCC School Board raises own pay by $2,000

    W-JCC School Board raises own pay by $2,000

    The short, special-call meeting that followed the Williamsburg-James City County School Board’s regular one Tuesday night had one purpose: whether to grant board members a pay raise. And with little discussion, the five-member board agreed to increase its annual pay by $2,000. After Chairwoman...

  • W-JCC Superintendent requesting $5 million more for FY18

    W-JCC Superintendent requesting $5 million more for FY18

    In her first budget as the head of Williamsburg-James City County schools, Olwen Herron is asking for $5 million more — a 4 percent increase — to fund the division next year than her predecessor did at this point last year. Herron, accompanied by W-JCC Chief Financial Officer Christina Berta, presented...

  • W-JCC decides on Rawls Byrd name change

    W-JCC decides on Rawls Byrd name change

    School will be now known as Laurel Lane

  • W-JCC School Board to vote on salary, discuss budget

    W-JCC School Board to vote on salary, discuss budget

    The James City County members of the Williamsburg-JCC School Board may vote to raise their pay Tuesday night after the regularly scheduled board meeting. After the 6:30 p.m. regular meeting closes, the five JCC members will open a special-call meeting to discuss and possibly vote to change their...

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