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Board of supervisorsAs the five members of the Fluvanna Board of Supervisors consider how to run the county, certain goals take precedence over others. The Fluvanna Review asked supervisors to explain their top two priorities for Fluvanna in 2017. This is how they responded.

Chairman Mike Sheridan (Columbia)
My two biggest things are the E911 radio project and getting the water line at Zion Crossroads done.

I said two years ago when we started talking about the water project that unless we were willing to invest in the Route 15 corridor and Route 250, we were throwing water away with the James River Water Authority line. We have to have pipes in the ground on our side so that when the water gets there, we’re prepared to use it. I think that’s going to allow us to have that corridor grow on our side. Add a comment

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The 22nd Senate District vote crowned Republican Mark Peake of Lynchburg the winner, but former Fluvanna Sheriff Ryant Washington gave him a run for his money in Fluvanna.

Washington squeaked out a victory among Fluvanna voters, beating Peake by just 78 votes. One hundred voted for Independent Joe Hines of Prince Edward County.

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Amy Kirchner teaches pickleballA couple of times a week, a group of dedicated sports enthusiasts meet at Carysbrook gym, using hard paddles to bat a polymer whiffle ball back and forth. It looks like tennis but the lines on the court are different. The net is similar to a tennis net but is mounted two inches lower. It’s not badminton and the equipment is nothing like most have encountered. Not many are familiar with this sport and when it’s mentioned, they’ll cock their heads and ask, “What’s pickleball?”

It is the latest sports craze you never heard of but is all the rage with the 50-plus crowd. Any age and skill level can play.  According to the USA Pickleball Association, pickleball is still the fastest growing sport in popularity. The Sports and Fitness Association estimates that it grew to 2.46 million players in 2015.

This is a racquet sport that combines all the elements of tennis, paddle tennis, ping-pong, and badminton. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court and the rules are simple.

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Carr elected School Board chair

In its meeting Wednesday (Jan. 11), the Fluvanna County School Board unanimously voted Carol Carr (Rivanna) its new chair, replacing Camilla Washington (Columbia), who became vice chair. 

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Small appears in court

Former Fluvanna High School history teacher James Small appeared in Juvenile and Domestic Relations court Wednesday (Jan. 11).

Small, 51, is charged with one misdemeanor count each of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and providing alcohol to a person under the age of 21.

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