Lifestyles

Looking ahead, Fischer said he will be on the sidelines for the remainder of Louisa’s season. Louisa’s record is 4-2.

Same fight, same outlook for Louisa coach

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm

It seems Mark Fischer always has a gameplan. When he sat down in his office on Monday to discuss his relapse of multiple myeloma, his talking points were laid out. Some were scribbled on scrap sheets of paper, others typed up on his computer. His feelings were candid. His emotions, raw. His purpose for the upcoming journey ahead, clear. “I’m going to be a positive example to my players that

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  • Love at first strike

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    One of Shiflett’s proudest possessions from his 45-year career as an umpire is a framed document given to him at his last game in 2007. It includes the brush and lineup card he used during the game.

    When watching the MLB playoffs over the past few days, 82-year-old Louisa resident Lee Shiflett has had a tough time paying attention. “I have trouble concentrating, because I’m watching the umpires instead of watching the game,” Shiflett said. Shiflett frequently finds himself critiquing their technique, their accuracy and their positioning.  He’s certainly got the credentials to do so. From 1962 until his retirement in 2007, Shiflett was one of the

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  • Calvary Chapel Louisa, the little church with a big heart

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    As participants enjoy a meal or conversation with volunteers, Dave Hansen or another volunteer, prepares a grocery bag of items visitors will take home with them.

    No matter where he goes, Dave Hansen is spreading some sort of word. Every Thursday, he works more than 13 hours delivering newspapers in Louisa County and the surrounding areas. Although informative, the content within those distributions, he cannot promise will be good or uplifting. But every other day, Hansen focuses on trying to project a positive message by telling others about his favorite Word—the Gospel of Christ. As pastor

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Travel

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

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    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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Education

Eldon Burton, of Sen. Mark Warner’s office, presented Principal Candace Wilkerson a flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol.

School dedication honors past educators

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

Candace Wilkerson, principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, had just started her first year at the helm of the school when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed the building. For the past three years, her job has been anything but normal. On the day of the quake, Wilkerson made sure that everyone in the building was safe and calm, helped staff, students and parents transition to the new trailer campus adjacent

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  • Louisa County High School on time for completion

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The new Louisa County High School towers it predecessors with its three-story main entrance. The front will consist of mostly tinted glass for more natural light. See photo slideshow at www.thecentralvirginian.com

    It is often said that things happen for a reason and we may not always know why. But one could argue that the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that damaged Louisa County High School in August 2011 may have been a blessing in disguise. Much has happened since last August when Louisa County Public Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new high school. Since then, the old school—comprised of a 1940s

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  • Teachers on the trail of Jack Jouett’s ride

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Children’s author Judy Bander, who wrote “It was a long  night for Sally Jouett,” from the perspective of Jack Jouett’s horse, was part of the two-day workshop on digital mapping and history in Louisa.

    Educators from across the state spent the past weekend in Louisa County following the trail of Jack Jouett’s famous June 4, 1781 ride from Cuckoo to Monticello to warn Gov. Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature at Monticello that the British were coming. “We learned much about Jack Jouett and the impact of his efforts on the outcome of the American Revolution,” Annie Evans, co-coordinator of Virginia Geographic Alliance and

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Religion

Church calendar Oct. 16 publication

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 18 Living Water Fellowship Church will hold its first ever praise dance celebration at 3 p.m. The church is located at 115 Jefferson Hwy., Sage Building, Louisa. For more information, call Sister Kamika at (434) 806-7605.   Rising Sun Baptist Church Deaconess Ministry will host “Women of the Bible” at 3 p.m. Music will be rendered by Chosen. The church is located at 6829 Fredericks Hall Rd., Mineral.

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  • Church calendar Oct. 9 publication

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Thursday, Oct. 9 House of God will hold a celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles through Oct. 16. Service times will be Thursday, Oct. 9 at 1:00 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 10 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 11 through Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 16 at 1:00 p.m.  For more information, call (540) 832-5119. The church is located at 5442 Columbia Rd., Gordonsville.   Sunday, Oct. 12

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  • Church calendar Oct. 2 publication

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Friday, Oct. 3 House of God will hold a Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) service that will begin on Friday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. with another service on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 12 p.m. Sabbath school and the evening worship will follow. The church is located at 5442 Columbia Rd., Gordonsville. For more information, call the church at (540) 832-5119.   Sunday, Oct. 5 Christ Reformed Baptist Church of

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Health

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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