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Mike Clements and Brek Hall, varsity defensive coaches, have their hands full preparing against Albemarle’s strong offensive team.

Looking to the playoffs one game at a time

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Come mid-October, every Friday night game in The Jungle is crucial. Currently, the Lions are ranked ninth in the 4A North rankings, just one spot away from clinching a home playoff game.  At 6-2, the Lions are a shoe-in to make the postseason, but facing off against a tough opponent in the playoffs sounds a lot more palatable if it’s in front of a raucous Louisa crowd. So it goes

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Bomb threat turns out to be a rumor

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

Students at all six schools in Louisa were sent home with letters on Fri., Oct. 24 advising parents that LCPS administration had been made aware of reports of a potential threat to safety at the high school. According to Doug Straley, assistant superintendent for administration, the rumor­­—a bombing or shooting— was reported to administration by multiple students and a few parents. The stories were pretty consistent among them all, he

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  • Louisa County men charged with three counts of abduction, other crimes

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Robert Daykin, 23, of Louisa, and James McElwee, 40, of Mineral, have each been charged with three counts of abduction and other crimes after being arrested on Oct. 28 at around 6:30 p.m. at Daykin’s residence in the 900 block Jefferson Highway. A 911 call originated from Daykin’s residence after shots were fired into the ground. According to court documents, Daykin has been charged with three counts of brandishing a firearm,

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  • Fredericks Hall residents ‘cross’ over railroad

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Pfaff holds a sign warning of rough road conditions at the Fredericks Hall railroad crossing and urging residents to call railroad authorities.

    Some residents in Bumpass are hitting a bump in the road in their relationship with Buckingham Branch Railroad headquartered in Dillwyn. The railroad crossing on Fredericks Hall Road in front of Tavern on the Rail restaurant is in disrepair, according to Ray Pfaff, a resident of the area. Pfaff claims that the crossing has been like this for years. “I’ve observed vehicles rock and roll while crawling over the tracks,

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Mike Clements and Brek Hall, varsity defensive coaches, have their hands full preparing against Albemarle’s strong offensive team.

Looking to the playoffs one game at a time

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Come mid-October, every Friday night game in The Jungle is crucial. Currently, the Lions are ranked ninth in the 4A North rankings, just one spot away from clinching a home playoff game.  At 6-2, the Lions are a shoe-in to make the postseason, but facing off against a tough opponent in the playoffs sounds a lot more palatable if it’s in front of a raucous Louisa crowd. So it goes

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  • Rider’s success continues at prestigious horse show

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Jill Wilson rode Catherine Wheeler’s Apple to win Leading Lady Rider honors at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.

    For the sixth consecutive year, Jill Wilson captured Leading Lady Rider honors at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Riding Apple, owned by Catherine Wheeler, Wilson topped 33 other competitors to win the Field Hunters 35 and under class, which is divided based on the age of the rider. Wilson and the bay gelding also took the blue ribbon after the judges’ decision in the Ladies Hunters under

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  • Louisa looking to peel Orange in Friday night matchup, watch live

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      A live stream of the game between the Charlottesville Black Knights at Louisa will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m., kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.  Sponsors making the live stream possible include: Dockside Realty, Tractor Hill Equipment/Pro Hardware, Custom Designs & Embroidery & Print Wear, Lake Anna Winery, Libby Sandridge of Dockside Realty and Brown Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge, Rt. 29 N, Charlottesville. To listen to the game live, click here.   The Louisa-Orange

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Lifestyles

Bubba started coming to Louisa home football games in 2005.

PETA claims mishandling of ‘Bubba” at Louisa County home football games

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

Representatives of People for the Ethical Treament of Animals (PETA) have sent an impassioned letter to Louisa County High School Principal Lee Downey urging him to end the school’s tradition of having live lions at home football games. LCHS has used caged live lions during a majority of its home games since the tradition was started in 2005. Other animals, such as tigers, have also made occasional appearances. The Central

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  • Same fight, same outlook for Louisa coach

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Looking ahead, Fischer said he will be on the sidelines for the remainder of Louisa’s season. Louisa’s record is 4-2.

    It seems Mark Fischer always has a gameplan. When he sat down in his office on Monday to discuss his relapse of multiple myeloma, his talking points were laid out. Some were scribbled on scrap sheets of paper, others typed up on his computer. His feelings were candid. His emotions, raw. His purpose for the upcoming journey ahead, clear. “I’m going to be a positive example to my players that

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  • Love at first strike

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    One of Shiflett’s proudest possessions from his 45-year career as an umpire is a framed document given to him at his last game in 2007. It includes the brush and lineup card he used during the game.

    When watching the MLB playoffs over the past few days, 82-year-old Louisa resident Lee Shiflett has had a tough time paying attention. “I have trouble concentrating, because I’m watching the umpires instead of watching the game,” Shiflett said. Shiflett frequently finds himself critiquing their technique, their accuracy and their positioning.  He’s certainly got the credentials to do so. From 1962 until his retirement in 2007, Shiflett was one of the

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Entertainment

Blue Knights help child with third annual bike ride

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

The third annual Evan Adams Memorial Benefit Ride kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Court Café and Pub in the town of Louisa at 9 a.m. to raise money to help a six-year-old boy with neurogenic bladder syndrome and kidney reflux. Leland Crickenberger went for a  routine visit to his doctor in October of 2012 and was diagnosed shortly afterward. He underwent three surgeries to track the progress

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  • Lecture to focus on past century of cultural progression

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The amazing saga of two different groups of people living over a period of one hundred years depicts their shared fortitude and persistence as they struggle on their journey to achieve equality. “If It Takes a Hundred Years:  The Journey of Women and African-Americans Toward Equal Rights in Louisa County, Virginia 1865-1970,” is a three year community study which has combined personal reflections, memories, stories handed down from previous generations,

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  • September is Library Card Sign-up Month

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    September is Library Card Signup Month, a time when the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that our students have the most important school supply of all: a free library card. JMRL urges parents to give their children this key to lifelong learning. Resources at the library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to

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