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Mayor John Hammond displays the gun and uniform once worn by Columbia’s constables. Tiny Columbia.

Even in its heyday, no more than 400 people lived within its two-tenths of a square mile confines.

According to the 2010 census, 83 people now live in Columbia, up from 49 in 2000.

Irene Newton is one of those citizens. Newton, the unofficial town historian, graduated from Fluvanna High School in 1943 and has lived in Columbia since she was six.

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Owen Davis, Bree Key, Tr’e Key and Ophelia Partee collected school supplies during the Packed for Success event held Saturday (July 28)The gallery and supervisors were all ears as two young girls stepped up to the podium at the July 18 supervisors meeting to tell the crowd about two student groups who wanted to help teachers and students.

Kate and Ellie Sechler talked about Students for Teachers and Packed for Success. Add a comment

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Coach Cos DiFazio meets with his swimmers.The Jefferson Swim League held its 47th championship swim meet at the Fork Union Military Academy (FUMA) pool on Friday and Saturday July 27 and 28. Cos DiFazio, coach of the Fluvanna Aquatic Sports Team (FAST), noted before the meet that this was the biggest swim meet ever held in Fluvanna County. Over 2,000 youth swimmers, representing 16 teams competed in the event. In addition, almost 600 volunteers were needed to bring an event of this size together and make it a success.

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The Fluvanna Flucos held their first football practice on the field at the new high school on Monday (July 30).The Fluvanna Flucos’ football team practiced for the first time on its new, artificial turf field Monday (July 30). This isn’t your father’s artificial turf – remember the fake grass outdoor carpet over plywood?

This turf is thick, plush and even has little bits of “dirt” (loose, black pieces of rubbery stuff, technically) that pop up when the guys run or the ball bounces. And there isn’t the hollow feeling of running on loose fiber board. It’s solid. No special turf shoes needed, it’s so grass-like. Add a comment

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Pages from the 2012 yearbookFor Fluvanna County High School underclassmen, the wait to get their 2012 yearbooks will end sooner than they thought. Originally slated to be handed out the second week of school, yearbooks will now be available for pick up and purchase at the high school’s Back to School Open House on Wednesday (August 8).

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