Lifestyles

Dr. Jane Pendleton Wootton and her husband, Percy, were honored by the Louisa Courthouse Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for the efforts taken in restoring Cuckoo Place after is was severely damaged by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 23, 2011. Cuckoo Place is on the Virginia Landmark Registry. See more on A-2. Photo by Gabby Barnes

Wootton recognized for historic Cuckoo Place renovation

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

Dr. Jane Pendleton Wootton was recognized on May 15 by the Louisa County Courthouse Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution for the historic restoration of a local landmark. Cuckoo Place, established in 1819 for Henry Pendleton, was severely damaged on August  23, 2011 by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Mineral. Originally named Cuckoo Tavern, the landmark is famous for being the site from which  Jack

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  • Former library dedicated as Henson building

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:41 am

    dressed in vintage uniforms

    Thanks to Elsie Fontain Wood Henson, who died at the age of 72 in 1965, hundreds if not thousands of young women in Louisa County have benefited from being able to participate in  Girl Scouts locally. Henson established Louisa Girl Scout Troop #13 in 1938, and remained scoutmaster until her death. Her daughter, Francis Anne Atkins, who died last year, continued as leader after her mother’s death until she retired

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  • Celebrating Louisa’s past in the present

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Bruce Stocking, chief interpreter of the W. S. Hancock Society.

    The Louisa Historical Society hosted its second annual Heritage Day on Saturday, May 2. Despite the rain and chilly weather, the event was a great success, with more than 200 people attending. Visitors came from all over Virginia to check out the activities and demonstrations, and to learn more about the history of Louisa County. The program consisted of events for all ages, ranging from hearth cooking, children’s crafts and

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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

    gang

    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

At the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, the pods will be gone and students will begin class in the new Louisa County High School.

Class of 2015 says goodbye to pods

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

The weather forecast is looking bright for Friday evening’s graduation commencement at the Louisa County High School Football Stadium. But even if were to rain, there is no doubt that the 330 members of this particular group would take it in stride and, somehow, make it work. “I’m so excited for them,” said first year LCHS Principal Lee Downey. “The biggest word that comes to my mind when describing this

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  • Louisa Public Schools prepare to name 2015 Educator of the Year

    Posted on April 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County Public Schools will name the 2015 William G. Thomas Educator of the Year on May 7.  The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in the Louisa County Middle School Forum. The six finalists including Sarah Amick of Louisa County High School, Richard Dye of Louisa County Middle School, Laura Steere of Moss-Nuckols Elementary School, Laurie Corker of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Carrie Jenkins of Jouett Elementary School and

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  • Mineral Baptist Church to open Christian school

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Mineral Baptist Church currently offers a pre-school program and has now expanded to include kindergarten. The hope is that the school will eventually expand through 12th grade.

    The congregation at Mineral Baptist Church is taking a leap of faith as its members prepare to open a Christian school, beginning with kindergarten this year. “We are hoping the program becomes a K-12 eventually,” said Kelly Taylor, who is a member of the school study committee and is serving as one of the interim school board members.  “We decided to begin with kindergarten to capitalize on the students currently

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Religion

Church calendar May 21 publication

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

Thursday, May 21 Zion Travelers Baptist Church will continue its spring revival on Thursday, May 21 and Friday May 22 with prayer and praise at 7:30 p.m., followed by worship at 8:00 p.m. The church is located at 3662 Roundabout Road, Louisa.   Friday, May 22 Living Water Fellowship Church will hold a building fundraiser program at 7:30 p.m. featuring a guest speaker and choir. The church is located at

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  • Church calendar May 7 publication

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Thursday, May 7 The National Day of Prayer Community Prayer Service will be held at 12 p.m. on the Louisa Courthouse lawn featuring guest speaker Rep. Dave Brat, and will be led by community leaders, pastors and local citizens. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at Louisa United Methodist Church.  For more information, call (540) 894-3675.   Sunday, May 10 Zion Travelers Baptist Church will

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  • Church calendar April 30 publication

    Posted on April 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Saturday, May 2 Temple of Deliverance, HCG will hold its annual women’s conference “Shifting the Atmosphere.” Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the conference at 9:00 a.m. The fee is $20 for ages 13 through 17, and $30 age 18 and older. The church is located at 5756 Zachary Taylor Highway, Mineral. For more information, call (540) 854-6217, or wwoolfolks@aol.com.   Laurel Hill Baptist Church will celebrate the 11th anniversary

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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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