Best news for preservationists: The keeper of
the National Register of Historic Places determines that the Jesse
Scott Sammons family house and cemetery is eligible for inclusion
in the registry, Sean Tubbs reports in Charlottesville Tomorrow.
Sammons was a prominent African-American educator in the Hydraulic
Mills area in the post-Civil War era; the property lies in the path
of the Western U.S. 29 bypass.
Best get for Charlottesville schools: The Boyd
C. Tinsley Fund donates $75,000 to help needy students play musical
instruments and tennis, and for individual tutoring. The DMB
violinist is a 1982 grad of CHS' orchestra program.
Hastiest retreat: Albemarle school division's
ill-advised plan to "rebrand" Walton Middle School has been
dropped, although two companies submitted bids for marketing
strategies. J. Reynolds Hutchins has the story in the
Worst people to try to mug: Johnny Calderon, 19, and Gerald William Allen, 18,
appear beaten to a pulp after allegedly attempting to rob two men
on Fontaine Avenue August 27. They're detained by the would-be
victims until police arrive.
Worst deja-vu: Michael Lee Saylor, 58, is
arrested for aggravated sexual battery of a child under 13,