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

Louisa World War II veteran shares his Army experiences

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

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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  • Farewell to Louisa’s chief

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Fire Chief Franklin “Perk” Perkins was laid to rest on Aug. 15.

    An outpouring of community members paid their last respects on Friday, Aug. 15, to a man who was an icon in Louisa County and a mentor and friend to many. Robert Franklin “Perk” Perkins Jr., 89, died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, and was laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery after a memorial service at the Louisa Volunteer Fire Station. Perkins had battled lung cancer since May of 2013. He was

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Town police chief resigns

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

Town of Louisa Police Chief Jessie L. Shupe resigned his position with the department on Thursday, June 12. Shupe will serve as police chief for the Charlottesville/Albemarle County Airport Authority police department and will begin his new position on June 30. Shupe, a former Virginia State Police Trooper, became chief of the Town of Louisa police department on August 10, 2012. During his tenure in Louisa, Shupe brought overall continuity

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  • Gang suspected in Quick case, Louisa robbery cases connected

    Posted on May 22, 2014 at 9:00 am


    Gun fire, flash bangs, armed robberies, murder and abduction. These are activities expected in a big city, not in a rural area like Louisa County. Violent street gangs are here in the county. According to law enforcement, gangs are like a cancer that will continue to grow if communities are not proactive. Neighbors in the Cutler Avenue area of the town of Louisa have told of their experience of being

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Louisa County High School mentors spent the day showing the campus layout to incoming freshmen. Below: LCHS mentors discussed aspects of life on campus, such as schedules and traditions.

Mentoring program welcomes Louisa freshmen

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Freshman year is a hard time for any student.  Students have to make new friends, take more challenging subjects, and often get less sleep. At Louisa County High School, the Kick-Off Mentor (KOM) program makes the transition a bit easier. This program helps freshmen adjust to high school. Each student is given a mentor who shows them the ropes and who is there as a resource if they need any

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  • Pippin named board chair

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Ava Pippin has been elected chair of the Piedmont Virginia Community College Board. She is the first Louisa County resident to be selected as the PVCC Board chair in the college’s history. Pippin was appointed to the PVCC Board in 2008 by the Louisa County Board of Supervisors, served as vice-chair from 2013-2014 and now succeeds Laila Bare as the board’s leader. Sean J. Moynihan, representative to the PVCC Board

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  • Louisa schools are about to open for new school year

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County Public Schools students will return to class on Wednesday, August 13.  Open houses, which give families a chance to connect with their child’s teachers, will be held at all schools in the days before. On Friday, August 8, Louisa County Middle School and Louisa County High School will conduct Open House from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. On Monday, August 11, elementary schools will conduct their Open Houses

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Church calendar Aug. 28 publication

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Saturday, Aug. 30 St. Thomas Baptist Church will celebrate Smith/Trice Family day at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gloria Trice Coles delivering the message, followed by a cookout. All Trice descendants are asked to wear pink and all Smith descendants are asked to wear blue. Dress is casual. Descendants of Mack McClendon Trice, Fay Belle Brown Trice, Jessie Porter Smith and Nanny Cosby Smith are asked to contact Evelyn Nelson

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  • Church calendar Aug. 21 publication

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Saturday, Aug. 23 Temple of Deliverance, HCG will celebrate its combined choirs anniversary “With One Voice” honoring the adult choir, United Voices of Praise and the youth choir at 6 p.m. The church is located at 5756 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Mineral.   Sunday, Aug. 24 New Line Baptist Church will hold its Homecoming starting at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor J.R. Coney delivering the message, followed by lunch.  Prayer and praise

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  • Church calendar Aug. 14 publication

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Friday, Aug. 15 Free Union Gospel Church will hold Youth Night at 7:30 p.m. with guest speaker Elder Cornelius Rogers. The church is located at 10378 Louisa Rd., Gordonsville. For more information, contact the church at (540) 832-5662, or visit Sunday, Aug. 17 Lasley United Methodist Church will hold its Homecoming at 11 a.m. Connecting with those who trace their heritage back to the congregation’s founder is an event

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Medicare informational session

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:17 am

Turning 65 or have questions about Medicare? A Medicare 101 Educational Event will be held Monday, April 7 providing information on the Parts and choices of Medicare with a question and answer session. This event is not a sales presentation and is only for educational purposes and no plan specific benefits or details will be shared. The event will be held in the Louisa County Library Conference Room from 5:30

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  • Get the facts about dental health and pregnancy

    Posted on July 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Many moms-to-be receive advice from well-meaning friends and relatives. Yet there seem to be myths about taking care of teeth and gums — if dental health is even mentioned at all. While pregnancy comes with many responsibilities, oral hygiene should be a top priority to ensure both mother and child are set up for healthy habits that will last a lifetime. What to Expect Hormonal changes can lead to an

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  • Good health habits for men

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:19 am

    This year, millions of New Year’s resolutions will be made – and then broken soon after. But there is one resolution that all men should keep: to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting one in six men, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. In addition, heart disease killed 26 percent of the men who died in 2006. And half of the

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