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Town treasurer to resign

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

The town of Louisa is looking to hire a new town treasurer after Carol Brown’s recent resignation. Brown’s resignation was due to unforeseen circumstances, according to Louisa Town Manager Brian Marks. “We’re all sad to see her leave,” Marks said of Brown, whose last day will be Dec. 12. The Town welcomed Brown to the treasurer position back in March after Donna Pinter, former treasurer, retired at the end of

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Town treasurer to resign

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

The town of Louisa is looking to hire a new town treasurer after Carol Brown’s recent resignation. Brown’s resignation was due to unforeseen circumstances, according to Louisa Town Manager Brian Marks. “We’re all sad to see her leave,” Marks said of Brown, whose last day will be Dec. 12. The Town welcomed Brown to the treasurer position back in March after Donna Pinter, former treasurer, retired at the end of

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  • Headstone headed to local veteran’s resting site

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Mamie Johnson reminisces as she looks at pictures of her husband, Carl. She looks forward to a headstone being placed on his grave.

    Carl L. Johnson served his country for three-and-a-half years as a member of the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. During World War II, he rose to the rank of a Technician Fifth Grade – called a TEC 5 for short – which is a title with responsibilities similar to that of a corporal. It has been nearly 70 years since Johnson left the Army and more than 11 years

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  • Middle school teacher found guilty of assault and battery

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Hashim Davis, a 7th grade social studies teacher at Louisa County Middle School, was found guilty of assault and battery on Dec. 5 in Louisa Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. On Nov. 12, of 2013, Davis was conducting his fourth period social studies class when a 13-year-old student asked to go to the bathroom. According to a written statement from Davis to school officials, Davis told the student that he

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Sports

Sisk hits century mark in victories

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

After pinning Freedom High School’s 120-pounder Chris Hemstreet for a six-point, first round victory on Saturday, Louisa County High School junior Jeffrey Sisk calmly walked over to his coach, Trevor Gallo, shook hands, and released a smile. It was about as much emotion to be expected from the often-placid Sisk. That all-business attitude has forged a path of sustained success. Sisk’s pin of Hemstreet marked the 100th career victory for

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  • Louisa track team shines at Liberty

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    From Louisa, it’s a two-hour hike to Lynchburg. The Lions track teams made that trek on Saturday, and they made it worth it. Louisa’s boys team took home seventh-place out of the 36-team 2014 Liberty University Christmas Invitational. The girls team was equally impressive, finishing eleventh out of 30 teams. Along the way, Louisa had 12 members tally marks good enough to qualify for the conference and regional tournament. Louisa’s

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  • Louisa wrestling takes third place in 24-team tourney

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    With a first-year head coach on the sidelines and multiple veteran wrestlers unable to compete, the Lions would have had plenty of excuses for a lackluster showing at their season opening meet on Saturday. But instead of folding, they flourished. The Lions finished third in the 24-team King George Duals on Saturday, going 4-1 overall on the day and starting off the season with a solid step in the right

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Lifestyles

At the 5K held in her honor, Jodi Martin braved the cold temperatures to high-five participants thanking them for their support.

Looking past her lymphoma

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

Jodi Martin knows that for every problem, there’s a way to work through it. That’s what being an instructional assistant for 10 years does to you. Martin takes pride in making sure no student is left behind during lessons. There are 442 students at Trevilians Elementary School where Martin assists kindergarten and first-grade teachers, and not all of those pupils are wired the same way. “If the teacher is teaching

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  • Louisa dog handler to participate in Eukanuba National Championships

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Hope Matkins, with Grizz, will participate in the Eukanuba National Championships, the second largest dog show in the nation.

    They say that dog is a man’s best friend. But the ladylike charm that 14-year-old handler Hope Matkins exudes with her canine companions may call for a revision of that long-held maxim. A freshman at Louisa County High School, Matkins has been working as a Junior handler since she was four years old. Her hard work has culminated into earning a spot in the prestigious 2014 Eukanuba National Championships on

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  • Officers hone driving skills at Louisa airport

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Albemarle County Police Department driving instructor David Rhodes explains the easy drift system that simulates losing control of a vehicle

    The Albemarle County Police Department is going to driving school in Louisa, and not because they have points on their license. Kids running into the road, hitting loose gravel, parallel parking, and learning the dimensions of all the vehicles ACPD officers could drive are some of the situations these officers train for. Louisa County Sheriff’s Office uses the lot to train officers on the Police Pursuit Utility vehicles and has

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Entertainment

Benefit bingo for Louisa coach

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Women of the Moose #1850 will host a benefit bingo for Louisa Varsity Head Coach Mark Fischer on Dec. 6 at its facility, located on School Bus Road. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with games beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and will only be available in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase a ticket, contact Nora at (434) 270-3020, Leeanne at

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  • Community Chorus readies for concerts

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Members of the Louisa Community Chorus are rehearsing diligently to prepare the music for this year’s concert.  The concert is entitled “With A Song In My Heart” and will feature the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as spirituals, jazz and “Let it Go” from the Disney movie “Frozen.” The concerts will be held at Louisa United Methodist Church on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov.

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  • 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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