Lifestyles

Burruss

Ties to the Civil Rights movement

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

Local Renaissance Man Melvin Burruss has lived in New York, California and Texas. But when he semi-retired last year, the Vietnam veteran decided to enjoy a quieter, more slow-paced existence and finally settle down full-time in Louisa County, where his family has deep roots. A full century before the Civil Rights movement, Burruss’ great-great grandmother, Ellen, purchased some land of her own in the Zion Crossroads area, and the family

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  • Community matriarch celebrates a century

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Eugenia Bumpass

    Eugenia Trainum Bumpass celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 2 with hundreds of friends who attended a party in her honor at Gilboa Christian Church. The impact she has made on so many through her century of living was evident as those who love and respect the diminutive woman formed a line to offer their accolades to the centenarian. Born at home in the Melton’s community of Louisa County to

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  • Rotary looks to grow in downtown Louisa

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

    It’s no secret that the Louisa County Rotary Club likes to help every facet of the community, be it students, businesses or the residents themselves. From passing out 300 dictionaries per year to local students or organizing play presentations, their mission is clear. Hard work isn’t avoided. That’s why, when brainstorming for their next big project, the group combined all of their passion, hands-on involvement and community improvement into a

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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

School is all about a lifetime of learning

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

From the desk of Dr. Deborah Pettit, LCPS division superintendent The goal of Louisa County Public Schools is to prepare each of our students for a lifetime of learning. We want Louisa’s next generation to succeed in their careers– and that means something different for different students. Increasingly, education is about maximizing achievement for each individual student, and nowhere is that more evident than the high school level. In recent

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  • Redistricting in a nutshell

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

    With recent growth in certain areas of the county, Louisa County Public Schools has initiated a redistricting effort for the 2015-2016 school year. The goal of this process is to have actual student enrollment better matched for the student capacity at each of our four elementary schools. This process will not affect high school and middle school students. After the consideration of staff and multiple meetings of the redistricting committee,

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  • Louisa’s school redistricting committee gives recommendations

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Town of Louisa elementary school children may be divided next school year and sent to different elementary schools. The Louisa County School Board announced in December that Moss-Nuckols Elementary School was 11 students shy of reaching capacity, while other schools in the county were under capacity. A Redistricting Committee  was quickly appointed and school staff provided the group with four options to consider when addressing capacity issues at the county’s

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Religion

Church calendar Feb. 26 publication

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

Thursday, Feb. 26 Louisa Presbyterian Church will hold Lunchtime Lenten Reflections on Thursdays through March 26, from 12 until 1 p.m. The devotion will include a short responsive reading, hymns, a Lenten psalm, a short meditation and close with prayer. Following the service, a complimentary lunch will be served. The church is located at 212 Church Street, Louisa. Fro more information, call (540) 967-3207.   Friday, Feb. 27 Dominique McLaughlin

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  • Church calendar Feb. 19 publication

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Thursday, Feb. 19 Louisa Presbyterian Church will hold Lunchtime Lenten Reflections on Thursdays, Feb. 19 through March 26, from 12 until 1 p.m. The devotion will include a short responsive reading, hymns, a Lenten psalm, a short meditation and close with prayer. Following the service, a complimentary lunch will be served. The church is located at 212 Church Street, Louisa. Fro more information, call (540) 967-3207.   Saturday, Feb. 21

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  • Church calendar Feb. 5 publication

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Sunday, Feb. 8 Zion Travelers Baptist Church youth and other members will present tribute to Black History during the 11 a.m. worship service with guest minister Tiffany Graves. A Soul Food dinner will follow worship. The church is located at 3662 Roundabout Road, Louisa.   Tuesday, Feb. 3 Lake Anna Community Church will be host the Art of Marriage Conference on Feb. 13 from 7:00 until 9:30 p.m. and Feb.

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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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