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Lenherr set for jury trial

Fluvanna County Treasurer Linda H. Lenherr entered a plea of “not guilty” to a misdemeanor charge of using confidential information for economic gain at a hearing in Fluvanna County Circuit Court on Thursday (March 30). 

Lenherr’s attorney requested a jury trial rather than a bench trial, in which the determination of her guilt would be made solely by a judge. The trial is set for Aug. 10.

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Contemplate raise to $16 an hour

How much does a member of the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors make?

In Fairfax County the Board chair pulls in $100,000 a year. Other supervisors make $95,000 annually.

In Fluvanna, however, the salaries are smaller. The chairperson makes $9,000 a year. The vice chair earns $8,400 and the remaining members pull in annual salaries of $7,800.

That works out to about $14 an hour, according to estimates supervisors provided of how many hours per week they work.

Like other workers, supervisors are taxed on their earnings. Their take-home pay is therefore less.

In a few months supervisors will likely vote on whether to raise their pay to an average of $16 an hour.
County Administrator Steve Nichols said he has proposed that Board members would make $9,000 per year. The vice chair would earn $9,600 annually and the chairperson would make $10,200.

“I prepared the Board of Supervisors pay proposal on the same basis as I did for other boards and commissions,” Nichols said. “I reviewed other counties around the Commonwealth and focused especially on the 22 local and similar-sized counties.”

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Actors rehearse“Dewey Frye has just keeled over into his mashed potatoes while giving a speech at the Rotarian Club in New Edinburgh, Miss., and the first thing his widow, Dorothy, does is go straight to the grocery store. As she puts it, her ‘house is about to get as busy as the Big Star on triple coupon day.’ It seems not to have sunk in yet and everyone around her is waiting for her grief to catch up with her. The problem is the only one she really wants to talk to about it is Dewey and he is not there.”

This is how director Beth Sherk describes the opening of the upcoming performance of the Persimmon Tree Players (PTP). They will be performing Osborne & Eppler’s Southern Fried Funeral, described as big-hearted family comedy southern style.

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Perriello solicits Fluvanna support in governor race

Tom Perriello, former 5th District Congressman and current Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, spoke about his progressive ideas to close to 100 people Saturday (March 25).

The group Lefty Lunch Ladies sponsored the meeting at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. 

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Dog search shows high school clear of drugs, explosives

The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office used dogs to search for drugs and explosives at Fluvanna County High School Friday morning (March 24).

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