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Vice chair of Louisa Board of Supervisors steps down from athletic director job at Monticello High School

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Fitzgerald Barnes, vice chairman of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors, resigned his 16-year-position as athletic director at Monticello High School in Albemarle County on Thursday, Sept. 11.  His resignation is effective Monday, Sept. 15. Barnes had been placed on paid administrative leave two weeks ago after pleading guilty in federal court to one count of embezzling federal money while employed with the school division. The schools placed him on

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Louisa man pleads guilty of gang-related charges in Quick murder case

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:14 pm

A third defendant arrested in connection with the January abduction and murder of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Wayne Quick pleaded guilty in United States District Court in Charlottesville today to one count of conspiracy to participate in racketeering. Devonte O’Brian Bell, 20, of Louisa, accepted a plea agreement with United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy. Bell faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000,

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  • A look ahead at the Lions vs. Courtland game Friday night

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    To say that the two teams that take the field at Courtland High School on Friday night are familiar with each other would be one heck of an understatement. Coach of the Cougars for more than a decade now, head coach J.C. Hall has utilized a classic wing-T offense and 4-3 defense in his 12 years at the helm. He’s never altered his basic strategy, and he’s never  suffered a

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  • Vice chair of Louisa Board of Supervisors steps down from athletic director job at Monticello High School

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Fitzgerald Barnes, vice chairman of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors, resigned his 16-year-position as athletic director at Monticello High School in Albemarle County on Thursday, Sept. 11.  His resignation is effective Monday, Sept. 15. Barnes had been placed on paid administrative leave two weeks ago after pleading guilty in federal court to one count of embezzling federal money while employed with the school division. The schools placed him on

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A look ahead at the Lions vs. Courtland game Friday night

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm

To say that the two teams that take the field at Courtland High School on Friday night are familiar with each other would be one heck of an understatement. Coach of the Cougars for more than a decade now, head coach J.C. Hall has utilized a classic wing-T offense and 4-3 defense in his 12 years at the helm. He’s never altered his basic strategy, and he’s never  suffered a

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  • Lady Lions serve up success versus visiting Caroline

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sophomore Taylor Robinson had four of Louisa’s  25 service aces versus Caroline. The Lady Lions won 3-0.

    The Louisa girls varsity volleyball team has a celebration they do every time a member of the squad registers an ace on a serve. They’ll gather near the center of the court, slam their palms to the floor and, in drawn-out unison, yell “Ace.” It was a routine that fans saw a lot of during the team’s home match versus the Caroline Cavaliers on Thursday, August 28. The Lions defeated

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  • Lions return to winning ways

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa’s ground game racked up 245 yards against the Knights, 114 of which came from D’Jon Shelton.

    The fireworks, caged lion and skydivers all returned to Louisa on Friday night. So did head varsity football coach Mark Fischer. And most importantly, so did winning. Thanks to a commanding defensive performance, the Lions overpowered Spotsylvania 14-2 in the two teams’ season opener on Friday, Aug. 29. “This is obviously a special place to be,” Fischer said after the win. “I’m very appreciative of that.” “We were nervous toward

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Lifestyles

Louisa student delves into Chinese language and culture

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

When faced with the dilemma of choosing a second language to learn, most students opt for the sultry syllables of Spanish or the romantic stylings offered with French. Louisa County High School sophomore Andrew Morris wasn’t impressed with those choices. Instead, he opted for Chinese. “It just seemed more interesting and a lot more fun,” Morris said. And while those same students likely spent their summers at the beach or

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  • Louisa World War II veteran shares his Army experiences

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Russell Anderson views his enlistment photo as he reminisces about his time in the U.S. Army during World War II.

    Ninety-five-year-old Russell Anderson of Louisa credits a double hernia caused by lifting a 100-pound bag of potatoes with saving his life. Anderson served in the United States Army during World War II feeding the troops, first as a cook and later as an accomplished baker. Before his scheduled surgery to repair the hernias,  Anderson’s entire company was sent to the Battle of the Bulge, where he said three-quarters of his

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  • This Cuckoo home is about family

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Cuckoo Place, a historic landmark, has returned to its previous grandeur after a two-year restoration.

    Dr. Jane Pendleton Wootton recalled she was shocked, but also appreciatively overwhelmed by the support of others as she first viewed her ancestral home three years ago on the afternoon of August 23. Cuckoo Place had been severely damaged by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake since the epicenter was less than five miles south. Both Dr. Jane, as she is known by friends in the community, and her husband Dr. Percy

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Entertainment

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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  • Shriners to hold festival

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Each year, the 40-member KENA Patriot’s Shrine Club aims to donate more than $12,000 to the 22 Shriners Hospitals across the country. And in a few short weeks, they’re hoping to get a huge boost to that mission. The club will host its first annual “Draw Down” get-together at Christopher Run Campground on Saturday, September 13. All guests will be able to enjoy good food, great music and even better,

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