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Suspect in standoff to undergo mental evaluation

Defendants in two separate Fluvanna County shooting cases appeared in Circuit Court Monday (June 26). 

A grand jury returned true bills of indictment against Little Joe Roach, Jr., on multiple charges stemming from his arrest in April following a shooting in Scottsville that left one woman injured and led to an armed seven-hour standoff with law enforcement. 

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Mary Owen and Frank and Bobbie GalloVirginia’s Shadwell Chapter and New Jersey’s Jersey Blue Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) found a historic preservation connection through a Revolutionary War cannonball.

Shadwell came into possession of the solid cast iron two-and-a-half-pound cannonball through Regent Bobbie Gallo’s husband, Frank Gallo. The relic had been in his family since Frank Gallo’s grandfather dug it up on a job near New Brunswick, N.J. in 1920. It likely remained from the Battle of Bound Brook, N.J., in which a local force delayed the British attempt to surprise George Washington’s army long enough for Washington to mount a defense.

”This is a real relic of our nation’s history. I decided to return it to New Brunswick, N.J. through DAR,” said Frank Gallo.

Research found the closest New Jersey chapter was Jersey Blue. Bobbie Gallo contacted the chapter’s regent, Susan Luczu, to arrange an exchange. Thinking the cannonball deserved an appropriate mount, Bobbie Gallo tried the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. A piece of wood was obtained with special permission and certified, then created into a mount for the cannonball. Add a comment

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Lake votes for new pool
Each household to be charged $100 extra

Voters overwhelmingly approved a funding plan for a new community pool at the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) 45th Annual Meeting on Saturday (June 24).

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Firefighters pursue construction of county burn building

Fluvanna firefighters are hoping for a burn building of their very own.

“Firefighters need to practice going to smoky buildings and fighting fire in a controlled setting,” said Cheryl Elliott, emergency services coordinator, to the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors at its Wednesday night (June 21) meeting.

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Darrell Byers and Tony O'BrienThe make up of Fluvanna’s top governing body may change after the Nov. 7 election.

Four candidates submitted the necessary paperwork by the June 13 deadline to appear on the ballot for Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors.

Lake Monticello resident Darrell Byers is challenging incumbent Rivanna District Supervisor Tony O’Brien.

Current Supervisors Mike Sheridan (Columbia District) and Don Weaver (Cunningham District) are running unopposed.

Those who win the election will serve a four-year term from Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2021.

The Palmyra District seat, currently held by Supervisor Trish Eager, and the Fork Union District seat, currently held by Mozell Booker, will not open for another two years.

The Fluvanna Review asked the candidates to introduce themselves to voters and talk about their objectives for the next four years.
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