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July 27, 2018

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: County’s heavy drinkers

One in five Fauquier adults overindulged in 2016, according to a survey.
19 percent

Of Fauquier County’s adults drank heavily — some of them binging — in 2016, according to

Put differently, more than 9,000 Fauquier residents overindulged in alcohol.

The rankings define binge drinking as men consuming more than five alcoholic beverages — or four for women — on a single occasion in the past 30 days.

Heavy drinking means averaging more than two drinks per day for men and one drink for women.

Seventeen percent of Virginia’s population drinks excessively.


Total grants the Fauquier Free Clinic has received from the Warrenton-based PATH Foundation over the last four years.

The grants have funded “a variety of work, including behavioral telehealth services, dental services and general operations,” PATH Communications Director Amy Petty said.

The foundation formed in late 2013, endowed with proceeds of Fauquier Heath’s sale to LifePoint Health.

PATH’s predecessor, the Fauquier Health Foundation, also provided financial support for the clinic in prior years.


Inches of rain had fallen on Warrenton this month as of Thursday afternoon, according to the town’s public works and utilities department.

The town monitors precipitation and its effect on the wastewater treatment system.

In June, the town recorded 6.9 inches of rain.

Fauquier averages about 4 inches of precipitation a month.


Fauquier citizens have been subpoenaed to appear for jury duty Monday morning, July 30.

From that pool, 14 will get selected to hear evidence and arguments in the CVS murder trial.

Two of the 14 will be alternates and will get dismissed before deliberations begin — unless one or two of the other 12 can’t complete their service.

Only the prosecutors, defense attorneys and judge will know which seated jurors get designated as the alternates until after the closing arguments and just before deliberations start.

$71 million

Fauquier Health’s employee payroll for 2017.

Fauquier Hospital and related businesses had 1,081 employees last year.
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BJ · July 30, 2018 at 6:16 pm
Amissvile - the only "looney birds" are the ones that voted in the 2016 election thinking they were going to get a "great" President. Everyone lost!
MaxBowie · July 30, 2018 at 4:18 pm
Regarding the alcohol stats:I looked at the source and do not understand how these figures are arrived at. It states they are compiled from public documents, but not which ones (at least that I could find).

Amissville · July 30, 2018 at 3:16 pm
The looney birds are flying around this article for some reason. I'm starting to believe TDS is an actual disease.
BJ · July 30, 2018 at 1:37 pm
Wellitsthetruth - I get what you mean, I know I am not alone in my concerns. The Trump Administration wants us to ignore it, you and I both know that worse is happening that we don't know about, that is deflected by things that they think we care about more, like say our freedoms, particularly of speech. The people in Germany ignored what was happening to their neighbors, hoping that the Nazis would pass then by while gathering up the Jewish, undesirables, foreigners, etc. "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." It is unpatriotic to talk about stopping the Mueller investigation. The American people were attacked, not physically as in 9/11, but democratically, as in the right to vote based on truths not lies, or help from a foreign power. I wish I could ignore it!

Blaine Johnson
Wellitsthetruth · July 30, 2018 at 11:23 am
Do something about it aka ignore it like a larger than you think chunk of people do.
BJ · July 29, 2018 at 11:22 am
Wellitsthetruth - last I checked hell wasn't holy. and I'm going to connect everything to Trump until everyone is as sick of hearing his name as I am, and do something about it. WELL IT'S THE TRUTH we seek, not to cover our heads!
Wellitsthetruth · July 29, 2018 at 9:00 am
Holy hell can we have a topic that doesn’t end up connected to Trump for once
BJ · July 27, 2018 at 7:01 pm
More than 9,000 Fauquier residents overindulged in alcohol in 2016. Well, that explains all that weaving on the roads. It wasn't texting and driving, they were drunk. I'd expect that number has gone up since Trump was elected.

Blaine Johnson
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