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The Fluvanna County Rescue Squad (FCRS) took the first step toward giving ownership of their rescue squad building in Palmyra to the county on Aug. 4 with an overwhelming vote from their membership. Add a comment

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Dittmar and Garrett swap shots over Trump

The 5th District congressional race between Jane Dittmar, Democratic former Albemarle County supervisor, and Tom Garrett, Republican state senator, took a confrontational turn this week with a heated exchange of press releases. In one release, Dittmar’s campaign manager, Tom Vandever, referred to a particular inaction of Garrett’s as “cowardly and dishonorable.”

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Andrew Pullen, Lee Ware, Tom Garrett, Jim Gilmore, Nick Freitas and Mel Sheridan. Photo by Tricia JohnsonOver 100 guests flocked to the home of Mel and Donna Sheridan in Kents Store on Saturday (July 30) to attend a fundraiser for Tom Garrett, Republican candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives.

Garrett is campaigning against Jane Dittmar, a Democrat, for the seat vacated by the retirement of 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt. The 5th District, which encompasses all of Fluvanna County, is the largest congressional district in the state.

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Jane DittmarJane Dittmar, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke at the Fifth Sunday service at Thessalonia Baptist Church in Fork Union on Sunday (July 31).

Dittmar is running against Tom Garrett, a Republican, for the seat currently held by 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt, who will retire at the end of the year. The 5th District, which includes all of Fluvanna County, stretches from Fauquier County to the North Carolina border.

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Confusion swirls over land use rules

Talk about Fluvanna’s land use program has reached a frenzied pitch in recent days after an argument at the Board of Supervisors meeting on July 6.

Land use, which offers significant tax breaks to landowners who dedicate their property to agriculture, forestry or open space, has recently become a hot topic in Fluvanna. Some support the program as a way to keep Fluvanna rural while others believe it subsidizes owners of large tracts of land at the cost of other residents.

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