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January 10, 2020

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: SPCA animals adopted

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The Fauquier SPCA placed 438 cats in new homes last year.

Cats, dogs and other small mammals adopted last year from the Fauquier SPCA shelter near Casanova in Southern Fauquier.

That total includes 438 cats and 435 dogs.

Established in 1957, the nonprofit charges an adoption fee of $135 per dog and $95 per cat. Fees help cover various costs, including spaying or neutering and vaccinations.

The application requires a veterinarian’s and/or personal reference. The application review can take up to 48 hours.


Total years of work logged by 104 county government workers honored Thursday during the annual service awards ceremony at the Warrenton Community Center on West Shirley Avenue.

Four employees marked 30 years on the job:

• Betsy Irons, sheriff’s office.

• Melissa Landis, General Services Department.

• Sheriff’s Capt. Mark Lavoie.

• County Administrator Paul McCulla.


Fauquier school buses got stuck on snow-covered roads Tuesday afternoon.

With the storm quickly advancing from the southwest, county schools began dismissing students at 11:30 a.m.

A van slid across John Marshall Highway and struck another bus, killing a passenger in private vehicle and injuring two other people.

The last students got home by 6:15 p.m., according to the school system.

Approximately 7,300 of Fauquier’s 11,200 students ride buses.


Square miles in Fauquier County’s largest magisterial district: Marshall.

It also had the fewest residents, 9,173, according to the 2010 Census.

The other four districts:

• Cedar Run, 170 square miles and 9,396 people.

• Scott, 127 square miles and 10,102 people.

• Lee, 80.5 square miles and 11,215 people.

• Center, 11 square miles and 10,008 people.

This year’s Census, with April 1 as the effective date, will provide the basis for redrawing the district boundaries — primarily for balancing population representation on the county board of supervisors and school board — probably will result in the continued expansion of Marshall District.

With the county’s slowest growth, Marshall had 34.8 residents per square mile versus 909.8 in Center, based on the last Census.

As of last July 1, Fauquier’s population had grown 8.3 percent to 70,675 since 2010, according to the latest Census Bureau estimate.


“Total jobs added” in Fauquier since 2014, according to a Department of Economic Development report to the board of supervisors Thursday.

The department estimates $4 million in new business taxes paid in the last five years.
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