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Tom Jones receives a meal.Fluvanna Meals on Wheels (MOW) volunteers have prepared, packed and delivered over 100,000 meals to their clients as of November.

According to Jackie Geer, MOW Board of Directors secretary, the operation’s achievement could never have happened without the selfless men and women who assist “out of the kindness of their hearts.”

“We currently have 71 clients we are delivering to right now,” she said. “We deliver meals for seven days a week.” Volunteer drivers average about 200 miles a day over six separate routes that include recipients from Troy to Lake Monticello to Scottsville, serving freshly-prepared foods to 10 to 14 homes apiece. Add a comment

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A recent news story posted on the Fluvanna Review’s Facebook page polarized the community.

When news broke that a former teacher was arrested on misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and providing alcohol to a person under 21 years of age, some of the commenters on our Facebook page came to the suspect’s defense. In the process, some criticized the paper for reporting on his arrest.

Our news article, which each of the commenters presumably chose to click on and read, contained little more than the information present in the sheriff’s office press release. Yet we were accused of slander, insensitivity and dragging the accused’s name through the mud.

Because this man was, by those accounts, a popular and caring teacher with a local family, the Fluvanna Review ought to have exercised sensitivity and quashed the story – or so many of the commenters said.

The danger behind this perspective is too immense to be ignored. Add a comment

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Peake wins in 22nd District senate election

Republicans will hold their majority in the state Senate with Republican Mark Peake’s victory in the Tuesday (Jan. 10) 22nd District special election. 

Fluvanna resident Ryant Washington won Fluvanna and Prince Edward counties and the city of Lynchburg, but it wasn't enough to halt Peake’s win.

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Final suspect arrested in shooting, burglary

Fluvanna County police announced this week that they arrested the fourth and last person wanted in the Nov. 18 shooting and burglary on Lake Monticello Road.

“On Dec. 17, Gary N. Blowe, Jr., age 31 of Virginia Beach, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding, breaking and entering, use of a firearm in a commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a restricted person in connection with this event,” Capt. David Wells wrote in an email. “At this point we believe we have all the suspects.” 

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County sets equalized tax rate

The completion of the 2017 reassessment shows that real estate values increased across Fluvanna by an average of 3.5 to 4 percent, the Board of Supervisors learned at its Wednesday (Jan. 4) meeting.

With this key piece of information, county staff has been able to calculate that the equalized real property tax rate is 88.2 cents per $100 valuation.

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