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A fully-loaded propane tanker overturned on Ridge Road in Fluvanna around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (Dec. 6), according to a press release issued by Cheryl Elliott, emergency services coordinator.

“There are no injuries, breaches or leaks from the accident, and a 500-foot buffer around the tanker has been established. There is currently no need for residential evacuation due to the accident,” according to the release.

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) de-energized a section of electric distribution line beginning near Bybee’s Church Road, affecting locations down the line, said Greg Kelly, CVEC communications manager. “CVEC will attempt a partial restoration of service while the tanker is being cleared to reduce the number of affected members,” he said. “Once the tanker has been cleared, the line will be re-energized.”

The Fluvanna Fire Department is working with the truck’s owner to upright the truck, according to the release.

Ridge Road between Bybee’s Church Road and Rising Sun Road was closed for the afternoon, according to the release.

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Santa and child at ToyliftOne big clue that Christmas is nearing takes place on the first Friday of December when Fluvanna folks team up with other Charlottesville-centric counties to make sure the season is a happy one for all local kids.

This year was no different thanks to the efforts of business owners Ed and Denise Lauterbach who, time and again, have filled the corner of the Food Lion parking lot with lots of reasons to celebrate.

Together with the help of everyday people, the Lauterbachs provide sweet treats and entertainment as an open invitation for the public to donate toys.

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John Hughes tells stories about his father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who all served as Fluvanna County sheriffs. Photo by Ruthann CarrA small group gathered in the Historic Courthouse in Palmyra on Saturday (Dec. 3) to honor Fluvanna sheriffs past and present.

Sponsored by the Fluvanna Historical Society, the event attracted people interested in those who served and what their job was like.

Former Sheriff Ryant Washington spoke to the group before heading down to the Democratic caucus in Farmville where he was picked to run for the 22nd District seat in the state Senate.

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Alex Waring with Grayson-broad wing hawkDeveloping awareness about wildlife is like learning about another culture.

Each species has been on this earth for centuries and has learned to survive and procreate without much help from humans. Yet there are times when it is necessary for people to intervene and help. This is where the Wildlife Center of Virginia (WCV) in Waynesboro comes into play.

On Nov. 19 the Lake Monticello Wildlife Committee sponsored programs called Wild Winter Worlds (Winter Adaptations) and Home Sweet Habitat at Grace and Glory Church in Palmyra. The events featured guest speaker Alex Waring, WCV outreach coordinator. Waring was accompanied by three wild friends: Wilson, an eastern box turtle; Phoebe, a 3-year-old opossum; and Grayson, a 9-year-old broad-winged hawk.

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Dashon Carter 1 and Andrew Pace 14The Flying Flucos and the Little Giants from Waynesboro both started the game in aggressive man-to-man defense when the Flucos opened their 2016-17 season at home on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

During the first quarter the defenses dominated, with no scores in the first three and a half minutes. With less than two minutes remaining in the first quarter, the Little Giants had a 6-5 lead. A late three-point shot gave Waynesboro a 9-5 lead at the end of the quarter.

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