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Judge Deborah Tinsley, of Louisa, fastens her new robe, while her husband, Stanley, and son, Caleb, look on during the robing ceremony that took place in Louisa Circuit Court on Nov. 20.

A new judge is robed

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

Good things come to those who wait. This age-old mantra applies to newly robed Judge Deborah Tinsley, who was sworn in on Nov. 20 at Louisa County Circuit Court. A graduate of the University of Richmond, Tinsley has had her eye on a judgeship for quite some time. “This is something I’ve worked my entire career for,” Tinsley said. Tinsley has been a prosecutor for juvenile and domestic cases and

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Judge Deborah Tinsley, of Louisa, fastens her new robe, while her husband, Stanley, and son, Caleb, look on during the robing ceremony that took place in Louisa Circuit Court on Nov. 20.

A new judge is robed

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

Good things come to those who wait. This age-old mantra applies to newly robed Judge Deborah Tinsley, who was sworn in on Nov. 20 at Louisa County Circuit Court. A graduate of the University of Richmond, Tinsley has had her eye on a judgeship for quite some time. “This is something I’ve worked my entire career for,” Tinsley said. Tinsley has been a prosecutor for juvenile and domestic cases and

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  • Shoppers encouraged to buy Louisa local

    Posted on November 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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    Throughout the county of Louisa, you’ll see a number of shops with signs encouraging people to shop locally, but they’re not the only ones behind this trend. The Lake Anna Business Partnership, Louisa County Chamber of Commerce and Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism have joined forces to create Hometown Holiday, a program to encourage people to shop locally this holiday season. “I think people would be surprised at the

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  • Mineral mulls over potential pathway

    Posted on November 27, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The proposed pathway would span from the town of Mineral limits to the library at Louisa County Middle School.

    Mineral Town Council members are at a crossroad in their decision concerning a road. In their monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 10, town council members discussed joining with the town of Louisa to fund a project by the Virginia Department of Transportation that would construct a path from the town to Louisa County Middle School. According to the proposal by VDOT, Mineral and Louisa would each pay 10 percent of

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Sports

Louisa Lions rack up district, conference awards

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

After a 7-3 campaign in which the Louisa Lions football team began the process of rebuilding into a powerhouse program, various members of the team received recognition from multiple sources for their efforts. In total, Louisa filled 14 slots of the Conference 23 All-Conference squad, compared to filling just eight last year. The Lions also grabbed nine spots in the Jefferson District All-District rankings, up from the six they had

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  • Louisa’s Cherry and Fischer tops in conference

    Posted on November 27, 2014 at 9:00 am

    When he wins an award for coaching, Louisa head coach Mark Fischer said he cuts it in pieces and distributes it to members of his staff as a tangible demonstration of his team-first concept. The team better get ready to break out the chainsaws. Fischer was named Conference 23’s Coach of the Year this week after leading the Lions to a 7-3 regular season and their first postseason berth in

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  • Louisa wrestlers enjoy new facility

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

    It took athletic program officials nearly five months to secure the rights to a former landscaping business’ building, which is located just off Davis Highway. The new facility is two miles closer to the school than the program’s last practice space, which was located just behind Louisa True Value Hardware.

    Since the 2011 Mineral Earthquake rendered their high school facilities useless, Louisa’s wrestling team has always felt a little out of place. Some days, practicing required five-mile drives to Louisa’s True Value Hardware, where the school forked out cash to rent out a makeshift gym in the back of the store. Other days, the squad would practice at Louisa County Middle School’s gym, and that meant that wrestling mats would

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Lifestyles

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

Officers hone driving skills at Louisa airport

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 9:54 am

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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  • Family celebrates rich history of matriarch

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Most people spend the middle of the autumn season waiting for Thanksgiving and Christmas to arrive. Louisa County resident Helen Taylor Hiter was just waiting for Nov. 6. That’s because that Thursday marked a special occasion: Hiter’s 100th birthday. Hiter spent the day celebrating with her family. The longtime Louisa resident lives with her daughter, Jean Bazzanella, owner of Christopher Run Campground. “They’re treating me halfway nice,” Hiter said, her

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  • The most unusual birthday gifts for this Louisa boy

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Rylan Seay got together with family and friends to celebrate his 11th birthday and Halloween on Friday, Oct. 24.  In today’s society, it is often heard that kids are self-centered, selfish, unconcerned and entitled; but this special boy in the community put the welfare of others before himself. Usually, piles of gifts for the birthday boy would be brought to the party; but not with this amazing young man. Seay

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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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