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Mineral man sentenced on kidnapping

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

 A Mineral man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday, July 17 to more than 24 years on charges of kidnapping, interstate domestic violence and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. Thomas Earl Faulls Sr., 48, was convicted by a jury in February for the August 22, 2012 kidnapping of his ex-wife, Lori Ann Faulls, 50. The Faulls’ had previously been married for 20 years.

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Mineral man sentenced on kidnapping

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

 A Mineral man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday, July 17 to more than 24 years on charges of kidnapping, interstate domestic violence and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. Thomas Earl Faulls Sr., 48, was convicted by a jury in February for the August 22, 2012 kidnapping of his ex-wife, Lori Ann Faulls, 50. The Faulls’ had previously been married for 20 years.

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  • Louisa County slightly shaken by 2.1 quake on Friday

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    A 2.1 magnitude earthquake was felt at 12:54 p.m. on Friday, July 25 by residents in Louisa, Mineral, Keswick and Kents Store. According to Paul Caruso of the United States Geological Survey, the epicenter was six miles south, southeast of of Louisa. The magnitude could be revised slightly afterward after USGS officials review the quake data more, according to Caruso.  

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  • Missing woman’s car discovered in Louisa

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

    The 2010 burgundy Subaru Forester vehicle belonging to Janet Fields was found in Louisa County at the Zion Crossroads Park and Ride. Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office Lt. David Wells is asking anyone who saw the vehicle being parked there on Wednesday, July 2 to contact the department. Photo courtesy of Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office.

    The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office is hoping that someone saw the 2010 burgundy Subaru Forester being parked at the Zion Crossroads Park and Ride on Route 15 on Friday, July 4. The vehicle belongs to the missing 49-year-old Scottsville woman, Janet Renee Fields,  who was reported missing on Thursday, July 3 by her husband Lewis. “Any information as to when the car arrived at the park and ride is critical

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Sports

Louisa Athletic Association 8U head coach Terrell Thompson is now certified by the Heads Up program, which instructs coaches on safer ways for players to tackle.

Louisa coach ‘Heads Up’ on safety

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

It’s the one topic in football that has perhaps sparked the most heated discussions amongst parents and fans: concussions. The upswing of concussions suffered by NFL players in recent years brought the topic to the front and center of the country’s mindset. And that’s exactly why Louisa local and youth football coach Terrell Thompson is making sure he is doing all he can to prevent them. Thompson, who will coach

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  • Mineral ministry with bows and Bibles

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Just more than two years ago, Mineral Baptist Church member Jeremy Debaets was asked by church leadership to mix his two passions – archery and his faith – and turn them into a ministry. Two years later, that vision has turned into a reality. This past Saturday, nearly 300 people poured into the MBC community center for the church’s first Sportsmen of God event, which resembled the combination of a

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  • Lions football to face similar foes in 2014

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    Last year, Louisa’s football season was filled with penalties, turnovers and losses. This year, there’s no question that the team’s mind is on redemption. And after the Virginia High School League released the 2014 schedule last week, the Lions found out the teams they’ll have to go through to get it. They probably recognize the road. This year, the Lions will play the exact same 10 teams they faced during

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Lifestyles

The Miss Louisa County Agricultural Fair 2014 beauty pageant was held Saturday, July 12 at the Louisa Arts Center. This year’s winners are Hannah Fletcher, Teen Miss; Olivia Riordan, Miss; Grace Rose, Young Miss; Cassie Duerson, Little Miss; Madison Gholson, Small Miss; and Kylie Loudin, Tiny Miss. The Louisa County Agricultural Fair will be held Aug. 1 and 2 at the Louisa County Fairgrounds.  The fair queens will be on hand to assist with various activities throughout the course of the event. Riordan will advance to compete in the Miss Virginia Association of Fairs Pageant in January at The Homestead in Hot Springs.

Smiles and waves for a greater cause

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

Since stepping onstage at the age of three to participate in her very first pageant, Olivia Riordan enjoyed the experience so much that she dreamed of one day becoming Miss Louisa Ag Fair. This was her year. “It feels great,” Riordan said. While it’s not the biggest pageant she’s ever participated in, the Louisa Ag Fair pageant is the one the 16-year-old said she has always aspired to win. Through

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  • Mineral Bluegrass Festival icons honored for service

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Jimmie Dodd (front, center) thanks the Mineral Volunteer Fire Department for its work on behalf of the Mineral Bluegrass Festival.  The department honored Dodd and his wife, Shirley, for 30 years of service.

    The Mineral Volunteer Fire Department wrapped up its final year of involvement with the Mineral Bluegrass Festival this weekend by honoring long-time supporters of the organization, Jimmie and Shirley Dodd of Mineral. The Dodds’ association with the bluegrass festival spans over three decades, until health issues forced the couple to step back last year. The fire department had planned to honor the couple at last year’s event, but the couple

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  • Louisa’s parade tribute to its chief

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the Mineral Hillbillies during the annual Louisa Fireman’s Parade on Thursday, July 3. Louisa Fire Chief Robert “Perk” Perkins, who for the first time wasn’t able to make the short drive to attend the event due to his declining health, can still say he’s never missed a parade.  The route took a decided turn to the west as parade participants strayed from the regular route to file past Perkins’ Harris Creek Road home.

    A little rain didn’t stop the 72nd annual Louisa Fireman’s Parade from going on as scheduled on Thursday, July 3, but the procession was anything but routine. Everything was moving along according to the usual plan when all the fire trucks and ambulances took a sudden and unexpected turn to the west and disappeared from the line-up. Unbeknown to parade-goers, the vehicles were headed to the home of long-time Louisa

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Entertainment

AARP trip

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Louisa AARP is planning a cruise to the Panama Canal Feb. 16 through Feb. 27, 2015. The 12 day, 11 night cruise will leave Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and will visit Aruba, Cartagena, Columbia, Panama Canal, Panama, Colon, Panama, Limon, Costa Rica, Ochos Rios, Jamaica and then back to Ft. Lauderdale. The cost of the trip includes round trip airfare from Washington Dulles, cruise, port charges, government fees, taxes and transfers

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  • Mineral Bluegrass Festival returns to Walton Park

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The bluegrass is headed back to Mineral The 31st annual Mineral Bluegrass Festival will be held at Walton Park in Mineral from Thursday, July 17 to Saturday, July 19. Fifteen performers are scheduled to take the stage during the three-day event that organizers estimate will draw 2,500 spectators. “People love bluegrass, regardless of who is playing,” said George Shifflett, of Shifflett Family Entertainment, who is organizing the event. “They come

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  • Independence Day fireworks shows in Louisa

    Posted on July 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    What is Independence Day without a few fireworks to celebrate the occasion? Louisa residents have two options this year to enjoy a fireworks show. On Friday, Small Country Campground, located at 4400 Byrd Mill Road, will kick off the evening with sparklers for the kids at 8:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks display over Lake Ruth Ann beginning at about 9 p.m.  The cost is $10 per carload. During the

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