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Fennell gets five years for shooting brother 

A man who shot his brother during a “discussion” learned Friday (Feb. 17) he’ll be spending the next five years in prison.

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School Board presents requested budget to supervisors

The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors sat down with the Fluvanna County School Board at a work session on Wednesday (Feb. 15) in a collaborative effort to understand the schools’ budget request for fiscal year 2018 (FY18).

The schools are asking for $472,292 more than the funding provided last year, said Interim Superintendent Chuck Winkler. The total amount of local money requested is $17.4 million.

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Pastor Marcus LeeDuring Black History Month in February, people often take the opportunity to delve into the numerous contributions African Americans have made locally and throughout the nation.

But, as one prominent member of the black community said recently, African Americans are contributing across Fluvanna County every day.

On Sunday (Feb. 12) at New Fork Baptist Church near Cohasset, the vitality and warmth of one black community was felt through gospel music, inspired preaching, and a ceaseless flow of welcoming hugs and handshakes.

“Every day is black history day, as far as I’m concerned,” Pastor Marcus Lee, Sr., told his congregation. “It’s not just 28 days. I’m living the reality of it.” Add a comment

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The Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) Board of Directors is considering spending up to three-quarters of a million dollars on a new pool. The expense may require that LMOA residents foot the bill by means of a special assessment.

Repairs to the Lake Monticello community pool have totaled more than $208,000 in the past decade and repairs could cost another $200,000 or more, according to information released by LMOA this week.

A timeline compiled by Angie Cooke, LMOA contracts manager, for the Jan. 26 Board of Directors meeting listed the enhancements and repairs made on the pool, beginning with the installation of a new liner in 2006. That liner is now believed to be failing, along with parts of the plumbing and circulation systems. Add a comment

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Fluvanna County courted business developers at the library Wednesday (Feb. 8) by supplying breakfast and information on water and other projects.

About 30 men and women heard how Fluvanna is pro-business. 

Jason Smith, the county’s economic development director, unveiled a new logo and brochure he’ll use to sell the benefits of choosing Fluvanna.

Smith said the county is offering free public listings on its website for those who want to sell property.

“We’re on the way to a new, more user-friendly county website and want to make you aware of the resources,” Smith said. “If you need help in the process [of creating a listing] we will gladly provide that help.” Add a comment

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