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Absentee voting available today

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

From the office of Virginia Department of Elections Saturday, October 25 marks the first of two Saturdays before the November 4, General Election, in which Virginia voters may cast an in-person absentee ballot at their local voter registration office. These two Saturdays of absentee voting provide additional non-workday opportunities for voters who may not be able to make it to their polling place on Election Day, or to their voter

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Absentee voting available today

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

From the office of Virginia Department of Elections Saturday, October 25 marks the first of two Saturdays before the November 4, General Election, in which Virginia voters may cast an in-person absentee ballot at their local voter registration office. These two Saturdays of absentee voting provide additional non-workday opportunities for voters who may not be able to make it to their polling place on Election Day, or to their voter

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  • Mineral to welcome Family Dollar

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Family Dollar will officially open on Thursday, Nov. 6 in Mineral.

    After months filled with community protests, work stoppages and on-site vandalism, Family Dollar is set to open its doors to the Mineral community. According to Family Dollar Public Relations Manager Bryn Winburn, the variety store will open its doors to the public on Nov. 6. “Since the great recession, it’s now in vogue to save money on the things that you use every day,” Winburn said. “Family Dollar is a

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  • Zion well water talks hit rock

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Doubts were cast and tempers flared at the Planning Commission’s Oct. 9 meeting to continue a second month of discussions about what should be done to fix what Planning Chairman Eric Purcell termed “a colossal mistake” made last year in a joint meeting with the board of supervisors. While attempting to help the county fast-track construction of a federally mandated wastewater project in Zion Crossroads, known as “the purple line,”

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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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  • Fluvanna overwhelmed by dominant Louisa rushing attack

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Fluvanna was helpless against Louisa’s backfield, led by Job Whalen (#24) and Trey Cherry (#32). The Lions finished with 383 rushing yards.

    After losing to Fluvanna two years in a row, the Lions dealt out a healthy dosage of payback on Friday night, dismantling the Flucos for a 48-16 victory. “There’s some redemption there to get that monkey off of our back,” Louisa head coach Mark Fischer said. “They had our number the past two years, and our kids responded.” “This feels great,” Louisa lineman Malik Johnson said. “We needed to get

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  • Louisa Lions focused on Fluvanna Flucos, listen live

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Coach March Fischer focuses on one game at a time. This week the focus is on the Fluvanna Flucos, who have upset Louisa two years in a row.

    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.   In the 2012

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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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