Fluvanna Review

The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday night (May 18) to fill a desperate need of the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office by approving a request for a server upgrade.

“They are in dire need,” said Cyndi Toler, the county’s purchasing officer. “Most of their equipment is well past its useful lifespan. They are having regular failures causing reboots, down time – and there’s always the possibility of a complete failure and losing all the data that they have – which would be a really bad thing.”

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Julann Griffin at her Palmyra home. Photo by Lisa Hurdle

Palmyra resident Julann Griffin hopped on a plane with her husband Merv Griffin in 1961 – and by the time she got off, she had created the popular game show Jeopardy.

Merv was trying to put together a new game, but Julann wasn’t too enthusiastic. “Is this going to be another one of those games where second-string actors are jumping all over, guessing what this is and guessing what that is?” she said she asked her husband. “Why don’t you make a game where people can use their brains?”

But the quiz show scandals of the 1950s had just swept the country, revealing that many contestants of popular TV game shows had secretly been given the answers. So Merv told his wife that new regulations would make her idea too problematic.

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Erin Edgerton won Best In Show.There were not many entries in this years’ annual photo contest sponsored by Fluvanna County Parks and Recreation but those who participated showed some awe-inspiring work including Erin Edgerton, one of the youngest entrants at age 15.

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Lowering the number of crashes at two treacherous spots in Fluvanna County may actually be possible – if only someone were able to pay for it.

Putting left turn lanes into the dangerous intersections at two of Lake Monticello’s entrances – Monish Gate on Rt. 53 and Riverside Gate on South Boston Rd. (Rt. 600) – could help to stem the flood of accidents that take place with sobering regularity.

 

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Maria Nini, grandson Luca and daughter Claudia Cracchiolo.Sal’s is located in Fork Union and in Scottsville and now at Lake Monticello so fans of the restaurant don’t have to go far for their terrific Italian fare.

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