- Update: Arrest
- Tax slash
- Update: Arrest
- Suspect caught
- MRSA rumor false
- Quarterback out
- School Board
Shots fired at gas station
Suspect in custody
A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with shots fired at the BP gas station near Lake Monticello this afternoon (Sept. 26).
A press release issued by the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office stated that the 911 caller said a black male wearing black clothing shot at the caller behind the gas station. Deputies quickly located a suspect matching that description walking down Lake Monticello Rd. Jaquan D. Woodfolk, 18, of Charlottesville, was arrested on possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to the release.Read more...
Supervisors consider slashing personal property tax
In an unusual move, members of the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors spoke in favor of slashing the county’s personal property tax rate at a work session Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 21).
The stated purpose of this move would be to encourage more businesses to locate in Fluvanna rather than Louisa or other counties.Read more...
Armed suspect arrested
An armed man fled an attempted traffic stop Friday (Sept. 23) at 11:30 a.m. on Haden Martin Rd. He then stopped his car in the 1900 block of Sclaters Ford Rd. and fled the scene on foot, hiding in a nearby field.
After a brief manhunt, the suspect, later identified as Derek Alan Stephens, 22, of Scottsville, was apprehended without further incident, according to a Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office press release. Stephens was charged with felony eluding, reckless handling of a firearm, possession of marijuana, driving on a suspended license, and reckless driving. He was held without bond and transported to the Central Virginia Regional Jail.Read more...
Armed man caught
An armed white male who fled from a traffic stop Friday afternoon (Sept. 23) is now in custody, said Sheriff Eric Hess.
The suspect was caught around 1:15 p.m.Read more...
Schools say MRSA rumors false
Rumors are false regarding a spread of MRSA, a highly contagious staph infection, at Fluvanna County High School, according to school officials.
Superintendent Gena Keller said on Wednesday (Sept. 21) that the schools received a call last week from someone expressing concern about a particular student. That concern turned out to be unwarranted, she said. Keller declined to discuss what diagnosis the child had or had not received.Read more...
County ends year with $1.67 million surplus
Fluvanna County finished fiscal year 2016 (FY16) with a $1.67 million surplus, the Board of Supervisors learned Wednesday (Sept. 21) at its work session and meeting. The extra money totaled 2.1 percent of the county’s $80 million FY16 budget.
“So can we say that we overcharged the taxpayer this time?” asked Supervisor Don Weaver.Read more...
Fluco quarterback out for season
The high school football career of the Flucos’ starting quarterback came to an early end at Friday’s (Sept. 16) varsity game at Culpeper. Fluco senior Mark Grooms suffered the fourth concussion of his four-year history with the team.Read more...
School Board debates unaccompanied visits
Members of the Fluvanna County School Board debated at the Sept. 14 meeting whether they should be able to visit schools unaccompanied by a building administrator.
School Board member Perrie Johnson asked for clarification about guidelines on Board members visiting schools. “I like to go see lunch, buses loading and unloading, and I think I’ll have a different picture if unaccompanied by a building administrator,” she said. “I value the chance to have a different picture.”Read more...