Dittmar denies DUI rumors
Unverified rumors circulated through social media on Monday (Oct. 17) that Jane Dittmar (D-Albemarle) was convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in 1999 after crashing her vehicle in Albemarle County with an unrestrained child in the car.
In a statement issued Tuesday morning (Oct. 18), Dittmar, 60, said the rumors are false.Read more...
Armed Trump supporter protest sparks heated exchange
An armed Trump supporter made headlines Thursday (Oct. 13) as he protested Hillary Clinton outside a Jane Dittmar campaign office on Turkeysag Trail near Lake Monticello.
His protest, which lasted nearly 12 hours, sparked an exchange between Jane Dittmar (D-Albemarle) and state Senator Tom Garrett (R-Buckingham), both of whom are vying for the 5th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that will be vacated when current Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham) leaves office at the end of the year.Read more...
Schools take steps to raise achievement
The School Board peered into student achievement rates broken down through testing data at its meeting Wednesday (Oct. 12).
The Board heard presentations from all department heads and school principals on the five-year (2015-2020) strategic plan and continuous improvement plan. The emphasis was on the current school year.Read more...