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June 8, 2017

Throwback Thursday: The Community Store closing

June 1992: Annabelle Edwards and her husband Archie plan to auction the Main Street Remington store they’ve operated 49 years.
25 Years Ago
From The Fauquier Citizen edition of June 5, 1992

The Community Store in Remington closing

In its heyday, Remington’s Community Store could satisfy the customer’s every household need — and then some.

For preferred customers, the essentials included a taste-tantalizing plate of possum, beaver, muskrat or raccoon, recalled Archie Edwards, who has owned the Main Street grocery since 1943.

But, the days of country cuisine at The Community Store are ancient history.

Edwards and his wife Annabelle plan to auction the building, land and inventory June 20.


$43,000 allegedly embezzled from fire and rescue

A former long-time treasurer of the Fauquier County Fire and Rescue Association allegedly has confessed to embezzling $43,000 of the group’s funds.

Sally Newhouse, a physician’s assistant at the Fauquier County jail, pocketed the money during an 18-month period, beginning in late 1989, volunteer association President Richard Sanders said in an interview.

A seven-year veteran of the sheriff’s department, Mrs. Newhouse has been on paid, administrative leave since 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to Sheriff Joe Higgs, who refused to identify the employee by name.

Sgt. Robert Mosier, a plain-clothes detective, is supervising the Newhouse investigation.


County taxes would rise 5 percent

Recreation apparently will suffer less than expected in the new county budget.

The supervisors Tuesday tentatively decided to restore $65,000 of the $136,000 they had planned to cut from the parks and recreation allocation for 1992-93.

The board also voted, 3-2, to give employees a one-time, $500 bonus.

To fund the $70 million county budget, a typical household — with $150,000 worth of real estate and vehicles assessed at $10,000 — would shell out about $95 more for taxes in December.


Shirley, Jennings top FHS Class of 1992

Valedictorian Ellen Shirley and Salutatorian Leslie Anne Jennings will graduate atop Fauquier High School’s Class of 1992 on Saturday, June 13.

Members of the 469-member graduating class have received $103,105 in college scholarships.

Washington Redskins linebacker Monte Coleman will deliver the keynote address at commencement.


Golden anniversary celebration at Vint Hill

The Vint Hill Farms Station Army base will mark its 50th anniversary with three days of free, public events next weekend.

The celebration will start with an outdoor concert featuring Kim Sigler and The Desert Wind Band on Friday night, June 13.

Saturday’s activities — including historic displays and demonstrations, music, tours, a fun run, a softball tournament, food and fireworks — will run from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Sunday will feature an outdoor worship service, brunch at the Officer’s Club and a closing ceremony.
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Jim Griffin · June 11, 2017 at 8:15 am
Silii:

Taxes in Fauquier County are moderate by comparison to surrounding counties. Look, for example, at Prince William or Loudoun counties.

What would you cut? Where would you have not spent?

Please, less generalities, more specifics, else it's just cranky whining. Besides, when did you join the Tea Party? Aren't you a Democrat? Where was the Democratic Party offering a plan with less spending/less taxes?

The bottom-line is balanced budgets. Are we running deficits?
Silii · June 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm
Once again, Republicans are raising taxes. During their campaigns, they promise never to raise taxes because they represent fiscal conservatism, they accuse Democrats of being tax and spend liberals, blah blah blah. Fauquier has been run by Republicans for years and taxes just keep going up up up. Why do voters keep falling for the fiscal conservatism stuff, Republicans are the party of cutting, not raising taxes?
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