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U. S. Marines storm through Fauquier on way to free Tahmooressi!

U. S. Marines storm through Fauquier on way to free Tahmooressi!

U.S. Marines Terry Sharpe and Allen Brown, both 63 year old Vietnam vets, are currently walking north on Route 29 to raise awareness and achieve the release of…

Right On, Marshall Volunteer Fire Department!

Right On, Marshall Volunteer Fire Department!

Perched on the Free State Road overpass to Route 66, members of the Marshall Volunteer Fire Department hoisted the American flag for all to see today as they…

911 – We’re Americans

911 – We’re Americans

by Mike Giere “We are in grave and dangerous times; governed by hollow men – small and visionless – who have become their own “class” in our land;…

A Rich History of Using Dems against Republicans

A Rich History of Using Dems against Republicans

It seems that Jim Rich, one of four plaintiffs suing the Republican Party of Virginia over the Fauquier County GOP canvas, has a history of attacking Republicans. The…

False Statements in Fauquier Troublemakers’ Lawsuit against RPV

False Statements in Fauquier Troublemakers’ Lawsuit against RPV

By Cam Jones It’s already been a controversial year in Virginia Republican politics, involving attempts by establishment Republicans to exclude conservatives from local committee participation using a tactic…

My fight for Fauquier GOP integrity benefits the community

My fight for Fauquier GOP integrity benefits the community

On Tuesday, September 2nd the Fauquier County Republican Committee (FCRC)  held its first meeting in over two months, and unfortunately it was back to tricky business by the…

A Ruthless Seizure of Power in Fauquier GOP

A Ruthless Seizure of Power in Fauquier GOP

To the Editor As an active member of the Republican Party of Virginia, and a relatively new resident of the historical county of Fauquier – where the celebrated…

PEC moves to protect “Trade Secrets” in Boneta suit

PEC moves to protect “Trade Secrets” in Boneta suit

Claiming “trade secrets” are at stake, the Piedmont Environmental Council wants a gag order slapped on an upcoming case involving Fauquier County farmer Martha Boneta. The Piedmont Environmental…

Lord Granger Derides Serfs

Lord Granger Derides Serfs

Never mind all the other shenanigans that occurred at the FCRC meeting last night.  The most offensive action was that by Mr. Granger (Lord Granger to you serfs)…

Green Group Suggested Video Cameras to Spy on Farmer

Green Group Suggested Video Cameras to Spy on Farmer

By Kevin Mooney at The Daily Signal An environmental group that stands accused of overstepping its inspection authority and trespassing across a Virginia farm also tried to have video…

Tractor Ron is not your average Fauquier Joe

Tractor Ron is not your average Fauquier Joe

An “average joe”, calling himself “Tractor Ron”, wrote to comment on an article titled “Jim Riley at Virtucon Brings the Hammer Down on Fauquier Appeal” on The Bull…

Fauquier GOP “Chairman” Attempts to Astroturf  Appeal of His Election to RPV

Fauquier GOP “Chairman” Attempts to Astroturf Appeal of His Election to RPV

After losing an appeal to the First Congressional District Republican Committee which ruled that the party canvass held to select the Fauquier County GOP Chairman was “not conducted…

Editorials

A Chance to Make a Difference for Integrity

A Chance to Make a Difference for Integrity

If Not Now, When? By Michael I. Bosley When do Americans living in present day…

Sustainability: The Universal Solvent of Private Property Rights

Sustainability: The Universal Solvent of Private Property Rights

Charles Battig, MD , Piedmont Chapter president, VA-Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment (VA-SEEE),…

Chicago Politics by Fauquier GOP Faction ‘Dismembers’ Committee

Chicago Politics by Fauquier GOP Faction ‘Dismembers’ Committee

By David Willis Following a questionable hiatus from holding meetings of the Fauquier GOP Committee…

Pastors or CEOs?

Pastors or CEOs?

Dear Editor, 90% of America’s pastors are not addressing any of the salient issues affecting…

Schoeneman’s right, but wrong

Schoeneman’s right, but wrong

By Mark J. Fitzgibbons Brian Schoeneman at Bearing Drift writes “How We [Republicans] Win,” and…

Fauquier Republicans need to get back to business

Fauquier Republicans need to get back to business

by Cameron Jones Fauquier County is historically about sixty-five percent Republican. This is a very…

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…

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Readers Write

Get Our House back to Regular Order!

Get Our House back to Regular Order!

The House of Representatives has two sovereign remedies to cope with runaway presidents, the power of the purse (withholding appropriations for specific activities) and the impeachment power. Until circa…

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…

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…