Lifestyles

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.

Louisa’s parade tribute to its chief

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

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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  • A journey not quite finished, Louisa teacher still active

    Posted on June 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Rosetta Robinson

    As a high school senior in 1969, Rosetta Robinson sat in the advisor’s office at A. G. Richardson High School and was told that she’d be lucky to attain a job any higher than a low-end vocational job. Back then, students were assigned one of four levels based on their perceived academic potential. “When you got into those groups, you stayed in those groups,” Robinson said. “You could feel like

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  • Trevilians Schoolhouse makes move

    Posted on June 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Members of Rollin Wheels worked to relocate the Trevilians schoolhouse during the morning of Thursday, May 22. The schoolhouse now sits on the property of Walton Park in Mineral.

    If you traveled through Mineral around noon on Thursday, May 22, you probably found yourself in the middle of one of the most unique traffic jams in the town’s history. That’s because the old Trevilians Schoolhouse was uprooted, put on axles and moved down the road to Walton Park at the request of the building’s owner, Sally Johnson. “The town is glad to have it,” Mineral Vice-Mayor Bernice Wilson-Kube said.

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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

Recent Louisa graduate joins jarheads

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

Growing up, James Cusick would sit on the floor of his bedroom with his toy soldiers, visualizing what it would be like to be in combat. Every scene was spurred on by the memory of his father, Joseph, a paratrooper in the Korean War, or his uncle Charlie, who was in the Marines. The passion continued in the years ahead as well, with Cusick watching whatever military mini-series popped up

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  • Former Louisa High School principal moves to central office

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Tom Smith, former principal of Louisa County High School, has been named director of secondary education for Louisa County Public Schools. He made the short move across the parking lot recently to set up his office in the LCPS Central Office Building. The position is relatively new, combining additional responsibilities to those of former Director of Accountability Services Thomas Schott, who moved on to become superintendent of Highland County Public

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  • Success is feedin’, seedin’, weedin’ and breedin’

    Posted on June 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County High School FFA Chapter officers for 2014-2015 are Kristin Seay, president; Beth Richardson, vice president; Chelsea Bickley, secretary; Riley Smith, treasurer; Kylie Hoffman, reporter; Courtney Whisenant, sentinel; Brianna Harlowe, historian; and Hunter Watkins, student advisor.

    When Paul Harvey gave his infamous FFA speech in 1978,  “So God made a farmer,” little did he know that those words would have such an impact.  Since then, his speech has inspired a truck advertisement and, more recently, the Louisa FFA Chapter’s tee-shirt design and slogan, “Feedin’, seedin’, weedin’ and breedin’ since 1928.” That tee-shirt was entered into the National FFA Organization’s annual Chapter Tee-Shirt Contest, in which designs

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Religion

Church calendar July 17 publication

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Saturday, July 19 New Anna Baptist Church will celebrate its All Choirs Day at 3 p.m. featuring Nikisha and One Accord Gospel singers in concert. The church is located at 11639 Cross County Rd., Mineral. For more information, contact the Rev. Beulah Minor at (540) 223-2088.   Evergreen Bibleway and Gordonsville Bibleway will present a conference featuring keynote speaker Evangelist Earnestine Clarke, Bread of Life Ministries, Richmond, from 8:00 a.m.

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  • Church calendar July 10 publication

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Saturday, July 12 Philippi Christian Church will celebrate its heritage with a Black History celebration “We’ve Come This Far By Faith”  hosted by the Sunday school worshipers, at 3 p.m. The church is located at 7133 Jefferson Hwy., Mineral.   Ebenezer Baptist Church will hold its Family and Friends Day on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13. A cookout with fun and games will take place at the church

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  • Church calendar July 3 publication

    Posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sunday, July 6 Laurel Hill Baptist Church will celebrate its annual First Lady Day at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Charlene Phillips, associate pastor, White Oak Run Baptist Church, Rapidan. For more information, contact Gertrude Coleman at (540) 894-4905.  The church is located at 7652 Kentucky Springs Rd., Mineral.   Wayland Baptist Church will welcome the Rev. Sharon Williams, Mt Zion First African Baptist Church Charlottesville, as

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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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