Archive for January, 2013

Greene County Fair gets a reprieve

By Susan Gibbs After nearly five years on pins and needles and with one year left to go the Greene County Fair Association has renewed its lease on the site it has occupied on Route 230 in Stanardsville for going … Continue reading

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Unfunded education mandates: a history lesson

By Susan Gibbs  Over the course of the last several years, as the Greene County School Board has requested more and more funding from the local government, some residents, particularly those of us who came of age in the late … Continue reading

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M-O-T-H-E-R

By Greene County Superintendent of Schools David Jeck People tend to remember where they were and what they were doing when really bad things happened. Whether it was the Kennedy assassination, the Columbia Space Shuttle Tragedy, or 911, people maintain … Continue reading

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Supervisors, school board talk tax hike, cuts to services, or both

By Susan Gibbs Both the Greene County Board of Supervisors and the Greene County School Board painted a grim picture for the coming fiscal year at a joint public hearing held at the William Monroe High School Performing Arts Center … Continue reading

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At Ryan Funeral Home, focus is on caring, and closure

By Susan Gibbs At Ryan Funeral Home in Ruckersville, final arrangements are labors of love. For Sarita Ryan Powers, who took over the funeral home after her mother retired in 2006, it’s about paying tribute to and remembering those who … Continue reading

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County residents invited to be part of state-sponsored photo shoot

The Greene County Economic Development & Tourism Office is inviting county residents to participate in a professional photo shoot to promote the Vietnam War Foundation Museum (VWF). The shoot, intended to help showcase the VWF as a year-round tourist destination, … Continue reading

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Frydl now chairman of county supervisors

By Susan Gibbs Jim Frydl, who represents the Midway District on the Greene County Board of Supervisors, was elected Board chairman of that panel at its reorganization meeting Tuesday, January 8. “The role of the chairman is to run meetings … Continue reading

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County supervisors, school board issue calls for help

By Susan Gibbs The economy is slowly improving, but many of us are still focused on trying to make ends meet while bracing for an increase in taxes, if not at the federal and state levels, then at the local … Continue reading

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Greene County’s chief deputy dies

Major Charles Russell Lane, 58, chief deputy to Greene County Sheriff Steve Smith, passed away Wednesday, January 2 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville following a long battle with cancer. Born in Fauquier County to Ralph Russell … Continue reading

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As 2013 unfolds Greene prepares for better days

By Susan Gibbs Taxes may have to go up and cuts to some county programs might have to be made, but according to Money magazine we should take note of the shadows beginning to lift. On the national level, according … Continue reading

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