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Linden woman found guilty of murder

WARRENTON – A Linden woman could face life in prison after being found guilty of first-degree murder and two counts of solicitation in the death of Kelly Gray, 40, of Bealton, last year. The 12-member jury of mixed ages, gender and races reached the verdicts against Melody Glascock, 55, on...
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Fauquier County, VAFauquier Times-Democrat

Energy company hopes contributions to county’s priorities will clear way for solar project

The last time a company applied to develop a solar farm in Fauquier County, the project was shot down by the county planning board out of concern that it would take too much of the county’s agricultural land. That was in April. Now another company is pitching a site 20 times bigger, apparently hoping that its contributions to the county will seal the deal.
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Warrenton, VAFauquier Times-Democrat

‘THE GIRLS PLAYED THEIR HEARTS OUT’: Fauquier softball falls to Tuscarora 1-0 in region title game

Baserunners were few and far between in last Thursday’s Fauquier vs. Tuscarora softball showdown for the Class 4 Region C championship in Warrenton. Unfortunately for the Falcons (16-1), the visiting Huskies (15-1) won a 1-0 battle with a run in the top of the eighth inning to snap Fauquier’s 16-game winning streak. Tuscarora hosted Region D champion Amherst Tuesday in the state semifinals, hoping to reach Saturday's championship.
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Five-run third inning puts Fauquier softball one win away from states

Typical Fauquier Falcon softball. A scoreless game through two and one-half innings, then the bottom of the third arrives and BOOM. A walk, four hits and a long sacrifice fly later, the Falcons led visiting Loudoun County 5-0 in the Class 4 Region C semifinals en route to a 7-3 victory on June 14 in a game called after five innings due to multiple lightning delays totaling one hour, 50 minutes.
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Fireworks message from Fauquier County Fire Marshal

The only safe way to view fireworks is to attend a professional show. As with every year, it is important to know that fireworks are not safe in the hands of consumers often resulting in injuries. Consumer fireworks, namely sparklers and ground-based fountains, are legal to possess and use on private property.
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New interactive map tells Fauquier Black history

The Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County and the Piedmont Environmental Council recently completed an interactive story map documenting local African-American history, just in time for Juneteenth, now a national holiday. Created with funding from PATH Foundation, the map provides digital access to the history and contributions of Fauquier County’s...
Louisa County, VACentral Virginian

Speaker to explain tool to preserve farm and forest land

Ray Pickering, who directs the purchase of development rights program in Fauquier County, will be a guest speaker at the next meeting of the Louisa County Agricultural/Forestal and Rural Preservation Committee. "This program has protected very special, unique farm and forest resources with help from the county citizens and the...
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LETTER: Solar power and rural lands conservation

At first glance, one would think that most people who favor conservation of rural lands would automatically favor solar power. While true to a degree, where views diverge is how to best implement solar power, since it can consume large amounts of rural lands, including valuable agricultural land. This has become a big issue as our country and states seek more energy from renewable sources. We all know that traditional ways of generating electricity can take a toll on the environment, especially from the standpoint of greenhouse gases and global warming.
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U.S. 17 long term lane closure starts June 24

Starting June 24, one lane will be closed on southbound U.S. 17 (Marsh Road) while the bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railway and Route 805 (Bealeton Road) in Fauquier County is replaced. Southbound traffic will be restricted to one 12-foot travel lane for the majority of the project. Motorists are...
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Sweet incentive offered at COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Carousel Frozen Treats will be providing an added incentive to get a COVID-19 vaccine at Fauquier County’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, June 26. The clinic, located at 143 West Lee Highway, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All those vaccinated at the clinic will receive a...
Rectortown, VAFauquier Times-Democrat

School Board committee rejects cell tower at Claude Thompson Elementary

Before community opposition to a possible cell tower on Claude Thompson Elementary School property could build up a head of steam, it was declared, “not a viable project” by the Fauquier County School Board’s Building Committee. School Board Chair Donna Grove (Cedar Run District) said at Wednesday morning’s committee meeting, “This is not a fight we want to take on.”
Warrenton, VAFauquier Times-Democrat

Jury finds Melody Glascock guilty of first-degree murder

Almost a year to the day after Kelly Gray was stabbed to death in her Bealeton apartment, a jury has found Melody Glascock guilty of Gray's murder. After about 2 1/2 hours of deliberation Thursday, a 12-member jury came back with a unanimous verdict following three days of witness testimony.
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Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Certificate of Achievement

Fauquier County Sheriff Robert. P Mosier was presented with the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Certificate of Achievement at the VSI annual spring conference recently in Williamsburg. The Sheriff successfully completed the requirements set forth by the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute through the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. The...
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UPDATE: Closing arguments imminent in trial of Melody Glascock

Days ahead of schedule, prosecutors rested their case Thursday morning in the trial of Melody Glascock, accused of killing Kelly Gray in Bealeton on June 18, 2020. The defense team quickly followed in resting its case, after a combined hour of testimony from four witnesses. Closing arguments are expected Thursday afternoon.
The Plains, VAFauquier Times-Democrat

Owner of Over the Grass Farm in The Plains dies at age 90

In a lifetime of many residences and world travel, Dielle Fleischmann spent more of her adult life at Over the Grass Farm, her 420-acre property near The Plains, than perhaps anywhere else. An abiding love for horses and wide-open spaces had drawn her to Virginia hunt country. But it was her passion for organic, sustainable farming that tied her to the land.
Warrenton, VAFauquier Times-Democrat

Many seniors have lost a step or two after pandemic’s loneliness, isolation

Soon the regulars at the senior centers in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties will be able to come in four days a week again. They won’t need to wear masks or social distance around the tables, which will make conversation a whole lot easier for those with hearing problems. They’ll be able to eat their lunches off plates instead of from pre-packed plastic containers.
Warrenton, VAFauquier Times-Democrat

Warrenton Middle staff encourages summer reading

It may be summer break, but learning should not have to stop. Teachers and staff at Warrenton Middle School produced a music video encouraging students to continue reading throughout the summer. The song “Summer Reading” was based on “Summer Nights” from the iconic ‘70s movie, Grease. Learners of all ages are invited to view the video at https://youtu.be/ySeYpVpZrYg.