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December 13, 2019

5 Friday Fauquier Factoids: Shop With a Cop kids

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A child shops for his sibling with Detective Candyce Shaw at last year’s Shop With a Cop.

Youngsters will participate in Fauquier’s annual Shop With a Cop events this year.

Law enforcement officers will take 53 children on shopping sprees Saturday morning at the Walmart in Warrenton. Next week, they’ll do the same for 19 teenagers. Each participant will have a $200 allowance, with a meal following the shopping.

The youngsters come from households where law enforcement offices have been involved.

Fauquier Cops for Kids raises funds with an annual spaghetti dinner and other events. The organization also received a $10,000 donation from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

All of the funds go to activities that support children, and the officers volunteer their time.


Deer that hunters harvested in Fauquier last year, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

The 2018 harvest includes 2,449 females (51.6 percent) and 1,984 “antlered” males.

In 2003, hunters killed 8,034 deer in Fauquier — the greatest annual harvest for the county during the last eight decades.

This winter’s deer hunting season runs through Jan. 4.


Public hearings the county board of supervisors, which typically meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Warren Green Building in Warrenton, conducted in 2019.

Topics included the county’s fiscal 2020 budget, a wellness retreat, road plans, a fast-food restaurant, zoning ordinance and comprehensive plan changes and various other land-use matters.


Approximate total acres of recreational/conservation property that the Commonwealth of Virginia owns in Fauquier County:

Chester F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area, 4,539 acres near Sumerduck. (A small part of it lies across the Rappahannock River in Culpeper County.)

G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area, 4,000 acres near Markham.

Sky Meadows State Park, 1,860 acres near Paris.

Whitney State Forest, 148 acres near Warrenton.

Lake Brittle, 110 acres near New Baltimore.

Those five properties cover about 2.5 percent of Fauquier County’s 416,460 acres.

$53.37 million

Total employee costs at Fauquier Hospital in 2018.

That includes salaries, benefits and other related costs, according to Virginia Health Information, a Richmond organization that tracks and reports details of the industry across the commonwealth.

The Warrenton hospital last year had 602 “full-time equivalents” in its workforce, VHI reported.

Those figures related businesses that Fauquier Health owns, including a nursing home, an assisted-living center, medical practices and a wellness center that provides rehab and fitness services. Fauquier Health ranks as the county’s largest private employer.
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