DAVIS: Government Limits, Parents’ Responsibilities

School districts are set to act on smartphone bans. That’s good. But failing to define what problem they hope to address means smartphone bans could fail before they’re ever implemented. Tonight, Fredericksburg City Schools looks to become another in the line of divisions regionally and across the nation to join the smartphone-ban movement. Huzzah! Now watch those […]

Spotsylvania Teacher Arrested For Drugs Worked For Fredericksburg City Schools

Parents and teachers in Fredericksburg raised concerns to administration. Hiring in Spotsylvania surfaces questions about the district’s hiring process at that time. Candyce Carter, the 2nd grade teacher for Spotsylvania County Public Schools who was arrested last week on charges of possession of narcotics, child endangerment, and child neglect or abuse, was previously a teacher […]

Teacher Arrested, Accused of Striking Child

By Martin Davis, FXBG ADVANCE Arrest was related to an incident that occurred in April. The accused teacher was previously interviewed in 2017 regarding another accusation of assaulting a student – that case was deemed unfounded. Gloria Joan Jackson, a behavioral interventionist with Spotsylvania County Public Schools, has been charged with one count of misdemeanor […]

Buc-ees Eyes Stafford As Third Virginia Location

Company has submitted a conditional use application to allow construction of a travel center with vehicle fuel sales in Garrisonville district. Buc-ees, the Texas-based chain of travel centers, is looking at Stafford County as the site of its third Virginia location. The company wants to open a travel center on a 36.18-acre site at the […]

DAVIS: Adult Literacy is a Growing Problem

Can you name the last book that you read? For about a quarter of Americans, if they can remember a title, it’s been more than a year since they’ve read it. According to a 2021 Pew Research survey, roughly a quarter of American adults—including 38 percent of Hispanic adults, 25 percent of Black adults and 20 percent of […]

DAVIS: The Childcare Crisis is Here

The explosive announcement from KinderCare has brought to the fore the childcare issue that has been vexing members of our community for more than a decade. Buckle up – it’s only going to get worse. by Martin Davis, FXBG Advance KinderCare’s sudden announcement that it would shutter at the end of May has exposed publicly […]

Local Elected Officials Endorse Spanberger for Governor

Fredericksburg Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw and Delegate-elect Josh Cole are among the 18 state and local officials who are endorsing Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger for Governor. Spanberger announced last week that she will run for Governor in 2025 to replace Glenn Youngkin, who is term-limited by Virginia’s constitution. She is the only declared candidate so […]