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GreenTech defamation suit against Watchdog.com bounced

GreenTech defamation suit against Watchdog.com bounced

Fauquier Free Citizen awaits Governor Terry McAuliffe’s apology. As reported at Washington Examiner: A federal judge in Mississippi last week threw out an $85 million defamation lawsuit brought…

Do local conservation easement inspections cross line into trespass?

Do local conservation easement inspections cross line into trespass?

Green Group Under Scrutiny for Trespassing, Harassment at Woman’s Farm, The Daily Signal, July 24, 2014. Know your rights. Excerpts: Boneta claims in a lawsuit filed last month…

The Tea Party is Suiting Up

The Tea Party is Suiting Up

by Rick Buchanan As a Tea Party conservative, I have watched as many of our ranks have been viciously attacked from both the Left and the “so-called” Right.…

Boneta Bill Passed; Now Virginians Need Teeth against Zoning Abuses

Boneta Bill Passed; Now Virginians Need Teeth against Zoning Abuses

By Mark J. Fitzgibbons (This is Part II of a three-part series about the past, present and future of property rights in Virginia, focusing on the Boneta Bill…

Independence ‘born’ with lawsuit against bureaucrats

Independence ‘born’ with lawsuit against bureaucrats

This country began with citizens having private causes of action against federal and state bureaucrats who violated the common law or exceeded their legal authority — what is…

Farmers cheer Boneta Bill while Fauquier Times sulks

Farmers cheer Boneta Bill while Fauquier Times sulks

Farmers across the state celebrate the Boneta Bill, which just took effect. Cheers for and from: “Don Reese and his family [who] operate the store adjacent to their hundreds…

Appeal of Fauquier Republican Canvass Moves Forward

Appeal of Fauquier Republican Canvass Moves Forward

Cameron Jones has been pursuing an appeal of the Fauquier County Republican Committee Canvass which culminated in an election on 22 March where some number of Democrat voters are likely…

Marshall United Methodist Church holds Family and Friends Fun Day Jun 28th

Marshall United Methodist Church holds Family and Friends Fun Day Jun 28th

  Saturday June 28th 11:00 -  4:00  at Leeds Ruritan Club Pa 12032 Hume Rd Hume VA 22639 Rain date June 29th  For more information please visit their…

The Daily Caller: The Media Is Missing The Point Of Cantor’s Defeat

The Daily Caller: The Media Is Missing The Point Of Cantor’s Defeat

Major media outlets are missing a major aspect of why House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor was defeated Tuesday night, grassroots Virginia activists tell The Daily Caller. ***** It…

Brat Stomps Cantor – Hurt Take Notice

Brat Stomps Cantor – Hurt Take Notice

       Dave Brat’s “Double Landslide Victory” over Eric Cantor will no doubt be spun a dozen different ways over the next few weeks. But one thing…

Conservatives Lead by Reducing Crime, Saving Money

Conservatives Lead by Reducing Crime, Saving Money

Over 100 conservative leaders and elected officials from around the nation gathered in Washington on May 21 for the first Right on Crime Leadership Summit. Conservatives in Texas,…

Grace Church hosts Spring Roast Beef Dinner

Grace Church hosts Spring Roast Beef Dinner

Grace Church Casanova’s Spring Roast Beef Dinner Date: Saturday, May 17th Time: 5:00-7:00 Location: Grace Church Parish Hall, 5108 Weston Road, Casanova, VA 20139 Menu: ROAST BEEF, red…

Editorials

Lois Lerner for Fauquier County Supervisor?

Lois Lerner for Fauquier County Supervisor?

Lois Lerner is the former Internal Revenue Service official who pleaded the 5th Amendment before…

Some dogs are more equal than others in Fauquier County

Some dogs are more equal than others in Fauquier County

Fauquier County supervisors are considering a new noise ordinance at the July 10 hearing. The…

“With Pitchforks, Prayers and Persistence, ‘Paris Barns’ is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! The Boneta Bill Rules”

“With Pitchforks, Prayers and Persistence, ‘Paris Barns’ is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! The Boneta Bill Rules”

Tom White’s headline to his superb article says it all on this Independence Day. Those who…

Appeal Shows Fauquier GOP Chairman Needs to Keep Better Company

Appeal Shows Fauquier GOP Chairman Needs to Keep Better Company

As The Bull Elephant reports, “Fauquier Canvass Overturned by 1st District Committee.” Appellant Cam Jones…

Solving Illegal Immigration

Solving Illegal Immigration

by Anton Afterwit The Illegal Immigration issue has surfaced to the forefront again with the…

Liberal Immigration Policies Harming Children

Liberal Immigration Policies Harming Children

By Anton Afterwit I often make fun of the Liberal Left for their cries of,…

Citizen’s Review of Fauquier Public Schools

Citizen’s Review of Fauquier Public Schools

by Rex Hoover, Sumerduck Upon review of the Fauquier County educational system, I found: Of…

Chicken Little Redux

Chicken Little Redux

by Rex Hoover, Sumerduck The Remarkable Story of Chicken Little was published in 1840. In…

Congressman Rob Hurt’s Pyrrhic Victory

Congressman Rob Hurt’s Pyrrhic Victory

Dear Fauquier Free Citizen: I was privileged, along with eleven other 5th District Republicans, to…

What’s a Republican to do these days?

What’s a Republican to do these days?

Friends, Yesterday I witnessed one of the saddest days in Virginia Politics (on top of…

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Readers Write

Military Under Attack

Military Under Attack

When I decided to run for delegate in the 99th District of Virginia, my mission was to change the debate from the mundane and inconsequential of local politics…

Let’s use the Tenth Amendment

Let’s use the Tenth Amendment

We are distressed by the federal government’s overreach and disregard for the Constitution. But what is the solution? Amending the Constitution is fraught with pitfalls.  And, if Congress…

“Two Boys Kissing” challenges the very concept of a healthy society

“Two Boys Kissing” challenges the very concept of a healthy society

Dear Editor: The writer of an earlier Letter stopped short in the development of a quote from David Levithan in an interview for his book Two Boys Kissing. …

Reader responds to FTD Editorial on “Two Boys Kissing”

Reader responds to FTD Editorial on “Two Boys Kissing”

[Editor’s note: The following letter from a reader was sent to the Fauquier Times (Democrat; aka, the Minority Report) over a week ago as a reply to an…

Review of another Levithan book – “Boy meets Boy”

Review of another Levithan book – “Boy meets Boy”

Dear Editor, I was searching for reviews of the book being contested in Fauquier County Public Schools, and I ran across an analysis of another book written by…

Blood Moon Tetrad

Blood Moon Tetrad

Today we are about to witness one of the rarest of celestial events, a “Tetrad”. What makes this series of 4 Blood Moons so unique is their occurrence…

Farm News

Drug shift, global markets sealed Smithfield-China pork deal

By Kenric Ward WASHINGTON – U.S. feed subsidies, spotty inspections and a decision to scale back use of a controversial drug made Smithfield Foods an enticing buy…

Young Fauquier County Man Graduates FCU Ag Biz Planner Program

By Jim Haskins                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AgriBusiness Communications Group Over the past several months, a Fauquier Co. young farmer, Ben Smith of Remington, participated in an innovative program designed to…

Fauquier Times-Democrat Receives Reality Check

By FFC Staff A recently published Fauquier Times-Democrat editorial stated that the supporters of HB 1430 are in the minority in Fauquier County. As the official mouthpiece…

CALL TO ACTION: Pitchfork Protest Returns to Richmond!

The Battle for Small Family Farm Rights is not over! HB 1430, The Boneta Bill still needs to pass the Senate without the entanglement of the re-enactment…

Open Letter to Virginia Farm Bureau Spokesman Trey Davis Re: HB 1430, The Boneta Bill

                                                                                                                                                            February 4, 2013 Mr. Trey Davis Virginia…

High School News

The Chronicle – Kettle Run HS Student Newspaper

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The Falconer – Fauquier High School Student Newspaper

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News Tidbits

Fauquier County First Responders Conduct Emergency Preparedness Drill

Fauquier County first responders recently held an emergency preparedness drill called “Epic Freeze” to simulate how they would respond to a sudden winter storm. As the Boy…

Board of Supervisors

Fauquier County Citizens Appear Apathetic about Budget, Tax Increase

By Cameron Jones This year’s budget process is nearing finale, and compared to last year, this year’s budget process has been a cake walk for the Supervisors…

Fauquier County Budget Process Races Toward Final Fence

By Cameron Jones In what has been a relatively uneventful budget process compared to the fireworks of last year, the Board of Supervisors has agreed to adopt…

Additional Public Hearing Scheduled on Fauquier County Budget

Due to an error in the announced meeting schedule for the Fauquier County budget process, the Supervisors have issued a new schedule which will extend the process,…

Fauquier County Budget Process Reaching Critical Mass – Your Input Requested

By Cameron Jones   Government budget for FY 2014.” So begins the Executive Summary of the FY 2014 Budget Proposal from County Administrator Paul McCulla. On the…

Fauquier Supervisors – Put Up or Shut Up on Business Friendly Claim

By Cameron Jones Should Fauquier County be Courting Beretta USA? In light of news coming out of Maryland where the Governor and the Legislature are stomping all…