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Vote on $ 360 Million School Bond + DoD Vaccine Mandate: Fairfax Top News

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA – Here are five local stories not to be missed in Fairfax County today:

1. Fairfax School Bonds Referendum Aims Renovations for 14 Schools: Fairfax County’s residents will vote on a referendum on $ 360 million in school bonds in November. The loan would finance the planning and design or construction phase for 14 schools as well as the acquisition of land for a future western high school. the the last referendums on school loans were approved by voters in 2019, 2017, 2015 and 2013.

2. Powerball ticket bought in Vienna wins $ 50,000: A Powerball ticket bought in Vienna won a prize of $ 50,000 in a drawing on September 29th. The ticket was purchased from the Vienna Shell at Maple Avenue 252 in Vienna. No ticket found all six numbers corresponding to the Powerball jackpot, which is up to $ 670 million.

3. Fatal crash reported in the Franconia area: Police: The Fairfax County police responded to a fatal crash in the Franconia area on Monday afternoon. The car accident occurred on Franconia Road and Guilford Drive. The driver was the only inmate and was taken to the hospital. The driver was pronounced dead but not publicly identified.

4. Remembering Herndon’s Story: Tuberculosis and a Letter to Charles Burton: A letter from a former mayor to a city dweller treated for tuberculosis provides a glimpse into daily life during the Great Depression.

5. COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory for All Civil DoD Workers: All civilian Defense Department workers must now be vaccinated against COVID-19 under a new regulation signed by the Secretary of Defense. The deadline for full vaccination of DoD employees is November 22nd. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin published one on August 9th Compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for all uniformed soldiers in his department.

Special visitors to Station 9, Mount Vernon, B-Shift over the weekend. This young lady was hit by a car while riding a bicycle in August. While she suffers serious injuries, she will make a full recovery! She wanted to thank 9-B for looking after her. #FCFRD pic.twitter.com/GtSYtOECON
– Fairfax County Fire / Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) October 4, 2021

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