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October 13, 2017

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Thousands of bargain books

Photo/Cassandra Brown
Cheryl Quinn browses at the Friends of the Fauquier Library overstock book sale Thursday at 80 Main St. in Warrenton.
Books available during the Friends of the Fauquier Library’s overstock sale in the former Piccadilly Ltd. storefront at 80 Main St. in Warrenton.

Customers can fill a grocery bag with books for a suggested minimum donation of $5. Proceeds benefit the county’s public library system.

The sale, which includes CDs, DVDs and some games, started Thursday. It continues Friday and Saturday, Oct 12-13, and Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 19-21.

The organization normally operates its Book Cellar on Fridays and Saturdays in the basement of the John Barton Payne Community Hall.

$2.6 million
Fiscal 2018 budget to operate Fauquier’s seven trash and recycling “convenience” sites.

That includes $628,412 in pay and benefits. Employees equaling 12 full-time jobs staff the sites.

The county has sites at the Corral Farm landfill, Catlett, New Baltimore, Marshall, Markham, Morrisville and Remington (recycling only).

During the year, the sites will receive 21,000 tons of waste and recyclable materials, according to county projections.

Faculty members, including professors and adjuncts, who teach at the Lord Fairfax Community College campuses at Warrenton and Vint Hill this semester.

Of those, 24 teach full-time and 83 part-time.

The cost to repave three Warrenton streets and update handicap sidewalk ramps at:

• Broadview Avenue, from Waterloo to Winchester Street, $511,147.

• Lee Highway, from Winchester Street to Blackwell Road, $173,898.

• Route 211/Frost Avenue from the traffic light at Broadview Avenue to the town limits, $105,662.

The Virginia Department of Transportation will reimburse the town after the project’s completion. The town council voted unanimously Tuesday night to amend the fiscal 2018 budget and allocate the funds. The work will start next spring.

Traffic tickets Fauquier County sheriff’s deputies had written this year, through Wednesday, Oct. 11 — an average of 27.25 per day.

Deputies had written 2,386 tickets in Cedar Run — by far the most of Fauquier five magisterial districts. The others:

• 1,621 in Marshall District.

• 1,518 in Lee.

• 1,085 in Center.

• 1,049 in Scott.
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BJ · October 13, 2017 at 8:25 am
Most tickets in Cedar Run-----land of the free, home of the speeders.

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