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The number of drunk driving arrests in Fluvanna County has been declining since 2013. Arrests of people driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) have dropped by 44 percent – from 87 in 2013 to 46 in 2015.

Sheriff Eric Hess attributes a decline in the number of drunk driving arrests to three things.  “Public service announcements are a great educational tool – I am thinking of those put out by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and other organizations. I hope people are becoming more aware,” said Hess.

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Lee Ware, Scott Leake, Kevin Reynolds and Rob Bell at elected officials’ breakfast. County and state leaders gathered Tuesday morning (Sept. 20) at the library for an elected officials’ breakfast to discuss issues facing Fluvanna that require state attention.

County leaders raised the subjects of the state budget crisis, school funding, broadband access, financial incentives for first responders, insufficient numbers of deputies, and development at Zion Crossroads.

Representing the state were Del. Rob Bell, who represents part of Fluvanna in Virginia’s 58th District; Del. Lee Ware, who represents the other part of Fluvanna in Virginia’s 65th District; Kevin Reynolds, chief of staff for Sen. Tom Garrett, who represents all of Fluvanna in Virginia’s 22nd District; and Scott Leake, from the Charlottesville office of U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt, who represents all of Fluvanna in the 5th Congressional District.

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Carol OwenAfter 26 years at the Fluvanna County Library, Carol Owen is retiring at the end of this month. She has been a familiar part of the library team for many years, working in many locations and under five directors, and has seen many changes. She admitted that she has enjoyed all of it. Most who have known Owen know someone who is quiet, accommodating, and serves others with a smile. Add a comment

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The Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce hopes to draw visitors to Pleasant Grove this Saturday, Oct. 1 for the BBQ, Bands, Brews and Wine Festival.
The Chamber combined two popular festivals into one big party, attracting wine and beer lovers as well as barbecue enthusiasts.

Chamber member Rudy Garcia said it was a conscious decision to bring the two together.

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Day of CaringAbout 15 volunteers converged on Carysbrook Elementary School and Fluvanna Middle School on Wednesday (Sept. 21) to help bring the United Way Day of Caring to Fluvanna.

Volunteers painted interior walls, weeded around the schools, and painted games on Carysbrook’s blacktop. “Grateful students are enjoying playing Twister,” said Susan Brown, a teacher at Carysbrook.

“It’s really inspirational that people give when they don’t have to,” said Roxanne Carter-Johnston, Fluvanna County’s volunteer coordinator who oversaw the event.

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