Lifestyles

Connor Schweikart is part of an effort that sent soccer equipment and uniforms to Africa.

Louisa boy participates in equipment drive

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

Halfway across the world, there is an African boy playing soccer. The daylight fading, his feet aching from the hours of reckless play on a pitch made of packed dirt. When he finally retires for the day, he’ll look down on his stained shirt and weathered ball and smile, knowing that his day of fun was the result of efforts from friends thousands of miles away. Connor Schweikart, an 11-year-old

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  • Who’s the biggest NASCAR fan in Louisa?

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Tim Nelson has been collecting NASCAR memorabilia since the 1980s.

    Tim Nelson loves NASCAR more than Joanie loves Chachi. He’s got the autographs to prove it. But it’s more than having hundreds of autographed cards and model cars that make you a super fan. Being passionate about a sport is like having a newborn baby, you always want know what it’s doing, what it will be when it’s grown up and you pray that there are no torn anterior cruciate

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  • Louisa’s old dogs turn new tricks

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Kathy and Barry Krevansky with their therapy dog, Nitro, lift spirits and bring joy to hospital patients who may be missing their own pets at home.

    The Louisa County Animal Shelter and Louisa Humane Society sees a lot of dogs come and go, but one dog in particular stands out among the lot. Nitro, a mid-sized white Jack Russell mix, was fortunate enough to escape the confinements of the animal shelter and was placed into foster care through the humane society. Nitro’s good fortune continued when Kathy and Barry Krevansky adopted Nitro on Oct. 31, 2013.

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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

Longer hours ahead for Louisa County students

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 12:01 am

Louisa students have enjoyed nine fewer school days in the past few weeks and five two-hour delays as wintery weather has made its mark on the county. But there is a price to pay for all of that sleeping in and extra fun in the snow. Those hours will have to be made up—but in small increments. School officials sent letters home to parents on Tuesday, March 3 outlining the

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  • Education Foundation to offer scholarships to Louisa’s Class of 2015

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa Education Foundation recently announced that scholarship funds totaling $10,000 are available this year to be awarded to members of Louisa County High School’s Class of 2015.   This includes $5,000 in LEF scholarships, the $500 Cutright Track Scholarship, the $500 Michelle Jividen Memorial Scholarship and BIO-CAT’s  Huffman Memorial Scholarship Award of $5,000.  All available scholarships have been made possible by either private donations, or from proceeds of LEF fundraising

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  • 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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Religion

Church calendar March 26 publication

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

Thursday, March 26 Louisa Presbyterian Church will hold Lunchtime Lenten Reflections 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. For more information, call (540) 967-3207.   Friday, March 27 The Deacons Ministry of St. Thomas Baptist

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  • Church calendar March 19 publication

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Thursday, March 19 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. For more information, call (540) 967-3207.   Saturday, March 21 New Anna

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  • New church plants seed in Bell’s Grove

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    A new congregation has begun meeting at the Bell’s Grove church building, located at 2997 Courthouse Road in Louisa County. Christ Reformed Baptist Church, four years old, formed in September 2010 with the assistance of Covenant Reformed Baptist Church in Warrenton. The church has met in various places in the past including members’ homes, Albemarle County Firehouse, rented office space, and a private Christian school in Charlottesville. In February 2015

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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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