Jane Hammond

Writer

Jane Hammond covers education for the Daily Press. She graduated with a journalism degree from Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism in May 2015. She previously worked for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (Macon) Telegraph, AL.com/The Huntsville Times and Georgia Public Broadcasting.

She feels strongly about Mercer basketball, Target and neon nail polish.

Recent Articles

  • Wildlife Center of Virginia's care extends to Historic Triangle

    Wildlife Center of Virginia's care extends to Historic Triangle

    Ed Clark has held many animals in his arms over the past 34 years. Clark, president and founder of the Wildlife Center of Virginia, held the latest one — Patient #16-2439 — at York River State Park last Wednesday. About 200 people gathered nearby, cameras poised on the eagle. Clark then passed...

  • Former mayor Clyde Haulman found not guilty in assault case

    Former mayor Clyde Haulman found not guilty in assault case

    WILLIAMSBURG — Former Williamsburg Mayor Clyde Haulman was found not guilty of assault and battery in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court earlier this month. Haulman, who was mayor at the time until his term expired on June 30, was charged on March 13 after Gary Shelly, a Williamsburg...

  • Williamsburg woman sentenced in $1.1m Ponzi scheme

    Williamsburg woman sentenced in $1.1m Ponzi scheme

    A Williamsburg woman was sentenced Monday to 60 months in prison for embezzling over $1.1 million through a Ponzi scheme she orchestrated. Patricia Means, 70, embezzled money from over a dozen victims, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. She...

  • Rehabilitated bald eagle to be released at York River State Park

    Rehabilitated bald eagle to be released at York River State Park

    The Wildlife Center of Virginia will release an adult bald eagle at the York River State Park at noon Wednesday.  The eagle was one of two bald eagles rescued from Mathews County on Nov. 15, according to a news release from the Wildlife Center. The eagles were found scavenging a deer carcass and...

  • Graffiti, swastika found in W&M dorm bathroom

    Graffiti, swastika found in W&M dorm bathroom

    An official at the College of William and Mary addressed students on Tuesday after graffiti was reported in a residence hall bathroom. Ginger Ambler, vice president for student affairs, wrote in an address to the student body after an image of a paper towel dispenser circulated on social media. ...

  • Police: James City County man dies in single-vehicle accident

    Police: James City County man dies in single-vehicle accident

    A James City County man has died after an accident early Tuesday morning, state police said.  Tuck L. Burnette, 33, was driving eastbound around 1 a.m. on Airport Road, east of Mooretown Road, when he ran off the roadway and struck a tree, Sgt. Michelle Anaya said.  Burnette, of the 6000 block...

  • Peninsula men admit guilt in area robberies

    Peninsula men admit guilt in area robberies

    Four Hampton men pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a series of charges after they robbed stores and pharmacies across Virginia, including in Williamsburg and Hampton, and North Carolina. Dikembwe Akil Jones, 24; Dallas Cogdell, III, 24; Tyquan Demario Maccutcheon, 25; and Armand Devon Mullen,...

  • Woman charged with drug possession after almost hitting gas pump, police say

    A James City County woman has been charged with possession of a controlled substance after nearly hitting vehicles and a gas pump on Oct. 20, according to Williamsburg Police. Police responded to the 600 block of York Street around 3:30 p.m. after receiving a call about a blue Impala driving erratically in...

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