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Corey Hall

No bail in Louisa hit and run

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

Corey Hall appeared in Louisa County Circuit Court  Jan. 14 to appeal his bond on charges of fleeing the scene of an accident that claimed the life of 35-year-old Bumpass resident Jason King on Willis Proffitt Road New Year’s Eve. Hall, 20, was on bond at the time for an Oct. 24  possession of cocaine charge when Virginia State Trooper Dibble investigated a phone call from Hall’s grandfather, Harry Hall,

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Corey Hall

No bail in Louisa hit and run

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

Corey Hall appeared in Louisa County Circuit Court  Jan. 14 to appeal his bond on charges of fleeing the scene of an accident that claimed the life of 35-year-old Bumpass resident Jason King on Willis Proffitt Road New Year’s Eve. Hall, 20, was on bond at the time for an Oct. 24  possession of cocaine charge when Virginia State Trooper Dibble investigated a phone call from Hall’s grandfather, Harry Hall,

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  • Louisa’s school redistricting committee gives recommendations

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Town of Louisa elementary school children may be divided next school year and sent to different elementary schools. The Louisa County School Board announced in December that Moss-Nuckols Elementary School was 11 students shy of reaching capacity, while other schools in the county were under capacity. A Redistricting Committee  was quickly appointed and school staff provided the group with four options to consider when addressing capacity issues at the county’s

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  • Segment of Rt. 522 in Mineral to close on Friday

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that Route 522 (East First Street) in the town of Mineral will close Friday, Jan. 23 from 8 a.m. to no later than 5 p.m. so that a crew can install pavement markings between Route 22 (Piedmont Avenue) and the Buckingham Branch Railroad tracks. Message boards are in place to notify motorists of the work. During the closure, traffic on Route 522 should use

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Sports

Warriors march past Louisa for seventh straight victory

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

Western Albemarle’s formula for success has remained largely unchanged in head coach Darren Maynard’s 19 seasons at the helm. The Warriors rely on crisp passes, a wide variety of offensive sets, sharp shooting and tough defense to overwhelm opponents. On Tuesday night, Louisa (3-13 overall, 1-8 district) experienced every facet of Western Albemarle’s dominating arsenal. Wielding a machine-like attack on offense, the Warriors (14-3 overall, 8-1 district) shot almost 50

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  • Louisa Bobcats built for bright future

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Head coach Nick Schreck participates in most of the Bobcats’ drills.

    Practices for the Louisa Bobcats basketball team are intense.  If players aren’t battling each other on the boards during one drill, they’re challenging each other in impromptu one-on-one battles. Anything and everything – from who can make the better pass or get the most steals in a scrimmage – becomes a competition. The second one drill ends, another kicks in. It’s a well-oiled system that brings the best – and

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  • Fluvanna surges in victory over Lions

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Fluvanna forward Vinny Agee scored 18 of his 23 points in a blistering first quarter performance.

    When teams play Fluvanna, their strategy isn’t a secret. The goal is to stop, or at least slow down, Vinny Agee. But executing that strategy against the sharpshooting 6’4, 195-pound forward, is an entirely different story. On Tuesday night, Louisa (3-11 overall, 1-6 district) became the latest victim of Agee, who is almost a shoe-in to win the Jefferson District Player of the Year. Agee went off for 23 points,

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Lifestyles

Louisa’s service clubs in sharp decline

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

A dozen years ago, when John Skelly arrived at his monthly Belmont Ruritan Club meetings, he was joined by nearly all of his fellow 82 members of the organization. The discussions for how to further the national group’s mission of “fellowship, goodwill and community service” were often lively, upbeat and promising. Today, Skelly is still attending the meetings, but instead of being met with packs of enthusiastic colleagues, he’s met

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  • Local church bringing outreach center to Mineral

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Calvary Chapel of Louisa preacher Dave Hansen was all smiles while working on restoring the Mineral Avenue building on Monday.

    It’s a cold Monday morning and just a few days after Christmas, but Dave Hansen is ready to put in a full day’s worth of hard work. Joined by a few friends, Hansen is on a mission to renovate a battered building on Main Street in Mineral that once housed a pet store. He’s armed with paintbrushes, ladders and brooms. A beaten-up boombox – resting among coffee cups and Hardees

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  • Louisa Santa Council wraps up another year

    Posted on January 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Members of the Louisa County Middle School CATs team are one of several groups that wrap books for the Santa Council to distribute.

    The Santa Council of Louisa County has completed another successful year, thanks in large part to the generous support of the community, both financially and with volunteer hours. When distribution was finally completed, over 600 families had been served, and as of New Year’s Eve, over $36,000 had been contributed to the effort by the community. Once again this year, several groups helped the organization wrap the over 1,200 books

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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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