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November 21, 2019

Throwback Thursday: Chamber honors Tiffany

1994: Fauquier Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year C. Hunton Tiffany.
25 Years Ago
From The Fauquier Citizen edition of November 25, 1994

Chamber names Tiffany “Business Person of the Year”

The conservative, small town banker loves to surprise people.

After a holiday dinner with friends, he hides behind a Christmas tree and launches into a robust version of O Tannenbaum that soon has a group of strangers singing together in the hotel lobby.

For Halloween, he puts away the pinstripes and comes to work as a Wild West gunslinger.

After spending the week plotting The Fauquier Bank’s future, Currell Hunton Tiffany shows up on an occasional Saturday to work as a teller. It allows him to stay in touch with the bank’s customers, says Tiffany, TFB’s president since 1982.

But, the 55-year-old Tiffany also has been extremely predictable — if something important happens in Fauquier County, he often has a hand in it.

For his contributions and professional achievements, the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce last week named Tiffany its eighth “Business Person of the Year.”

Ledgerton named interim county treasurer

She already knows the ins and outs of the county treasurer’s office, from boiling down complicated tax codes to dealing with irate customers.

So, Elizabeth Ledgerton expects a smooth transition when she takes over as Fauquier’s treasurer Dec. 19.

A three-judge panel of the 20th Judicial Circuit last week appointed the 45-year-old Marshall resident to replace Bitsy Lineweaver, who expects to step down next month with a year remaining on her four-year term.

Ms. Lineweaver has accepted a job with Multi-One Financial Services, a Chesapeake-based corporation that assists individuals in paying health care bills.

Ms. Ledgerton has served as deputy treasurer since July 1992.

Street sign installation to begin

The Commonwealth Transportation Board has awarded a contract to install 2,278 street signs in Fauquier County.

Koman Signs of Richmond won the $297,000 job that will begin early next year.

The signs are a critical part of the county’s conversion to a 911 emergency dispatching system.

Opponents dominate Remington annexation hearing

About 75 people — most of them opponents — attended last week’s public hearing on the Remington Town Council’s plan to annex 570 acres.

The proposed boundary adjustment would incorporate the residential communities of Perrowville, Wankoma Village and the planned 108-home Lee’s Glen subdivision north of town.

The expansion would increase the town’s population from 507 to 868 and add more than $60,000 in annual revenue to Remington coffers.

Though the town council unanimously endorsed it, the plan stands little chance with the county board of supervisors after 34 of 36 speakers at last Thursday’s hearing opposed it.

Ruritans honor Carl Bailey

The Catlett-Calverton-Casanova Ruritan Club Environmental Committee presented the Walter B. Nourse Trophy to Carl Bailey of Midland at the Nov. 10 meeting.

The Ruritans honored Bailey for his community work. He, along with Ernest Lee Childs and others, was instrumental in forming the CCC Little League, which supports eight baseball and two softball teams.

Bailey, president of the league and a member of the county parks board, helped build the first baseball field at H.M. Pearson Elementary School. He has coached for more than 30 years and has been quoted as saying the CCC league would not turn away any child who wants to play.

Falcons six yards short in regional

Spotsylvania upset Fauquier, 27-21, in the first round of the regional football playoffs last Friday.

With the game tied at 21 at the end of regulation, Spotsylvania got the ball first, with four downs to score from the Fauquier 10-yard-line. The Knights scored on their first play but missed the extra point.

After a penalty and three rushing attempts, the Falcons faced a fourth-and-goal from the 6-yard line. Fauquier’s season ended when star running back B.J. Thornley took a pitch, rolled left and heaved a pass to fullback Lee Green. It fell short. The Falcons finished 9-2.
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