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Fennell gets five years for shooting brother 

A man who shot his brother during a “discussion” learned Friday (Feb. 17) he’ll be spending the next five years in prison.

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School Board presents requested budget to supervisors

The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors sat down with the Fluvanna County School Board at a work session on Wednesday (Feb. 15) in a collaborative effort to understand the schools’ budget request for fiscal year 2018 (FY18).

The schools are asking for $472,292 more than the funding provided last year, said Interim Superintendent Chuck Winkler. The total amount of local money requested is $17.4 million.

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Pastor Marcus LeeDuring Black History Month in February, people often take the opportunity to delve into the numerous contributions African Americans have made locally and throughout the nation.

But, as one prominent member of the black community said recently, African Americans are contributing across Fluvanna County every day.

On Sunday (Feb. 12) at New Fork Baptist Church near Cohasset, the vitality and warmth of one black community was felt through gospel music, inspired preaching, and a ceaseless flow of welcoming hugs and handshakes.

“Every day is black history day, as far as I’m concerned,” Pastor Marcus Lee, Sr., told his congregation. “It’s not just 28 days. I’m living the reality of it.” Add a comment

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Fluvanna County courted business developers at the library Wednesday (Feb. 8) by supplying breakfast and information on water and other projects.

About 30 men and women heard how Fluvanna is pro-business. 

Jason Smith, the county’s economic development director, unveiled a new logo and brochure he’ll use to sell the benefits of choosing Fluvanna.

Smith said the county is offering free public listings on its website for those who want to sell property.

“We’re on the way to a new, more user-friendly county website and want to make you aware of the resources,” Smith said. “If you need help in the process [of creating a listing] we will gladly provide that help.” Add a comment

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School Board narrowly passes budget request

Saying more money should be allocated to teachers, two Fluvanna County School Board members voted against the proposed fiscal year 2018 (FY18) budget Wednesday (Feb. 8). 

Despite the dissent of Perrie Johnson (Fork Union) and Charles Rittenhouse (Cunningham), the budget passed. 

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