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A Mississippi father and son were traveling in this 1980 Cessna when it force-landed in front of a Louisa County home on Friday, April 11.  The two suffered minor injuries and were transported to University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

Plane lands in Louisa front yard

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

Not many people can say they’ve had a plane crash in front of their house, but Beverly Coleman can­—and she is grateful that those onboard suffered only minor injuries and her house was spared. A friend’s sister called Coleman while she was at her son, Dabney’s, track meet at Louisa County High School on Friday, April 11 to let her know that an airplane had crashed in the field directly

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    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sexting seems to be a problem across all age groups.

    The investigation into more than 1,000 nude pictures of Louisa County teens shared on a pair of Instagram accounts has grown to involve at least 35 electronic devices and 125 young people between the ages of 14 and 17 in Louisa and five surrounding counties. The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office learned of the incident on Wednesday, March 26 after an alert parent reported suspicious activity on her child’s Instagram account.

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  • Louisa’s communities shaped by special people

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Jack Manzari, chairman of Louisa Chamber of Commerce, presents Ed Schuler, founder and CEO of Bio-Cat, with the prestigious Business Person of the Year award.

    Members of the Louisa County Chamber of Commerce were reminded of their importance to the community and selected individuals were honored for their support and involvement during the group’s annual ceremony on Thursday, April 3. More than 100 members of the local chamber attended the banquet, which is  held annually at Shenandoah Crossing Resort in Gordonsville. During the event, LCC chairman Jack Manzari presented Ed Schuler, the founder and CEO

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  • Airplane crashes Friday night in Louisa County

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Update Monday, April 14, 2014 Virginia State Police Sgt. Thomas Molnar has confirmed the identities of the two people who were in an airplane when it crashed in Louisa County on Friday night. The pilot of the 1980 fixed wing single-engine Cessna Stationair U206G was Vester H.  Robison, 60, of Raymond, Miss. and the passenger was his son, Matthew A. Robison, 32, of  Byram, Miss. The men suffered only minor

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  • Gum Spring man nabbed with drugs

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    While operating radar through a school zone, Louisa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bryan Hager stopped a vehicle for speeding, unaware the driver possessed drugs. Latroy Dorrell Houchens, 31, of Gum Springs, was also driving on a revoke/suspended license. Hager asked for permission to searched Houchens and his vehicle, which was granted.  Hager found on Houchens 1.1, .15 and .561 grams of cocaine in his front left pocket and $9,348 in

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  • Holly Grove Eagle has eye for books

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Pistole and his fellow troops gathered more than 1,200 books, which were then donated to the Louisa County Public Library.

    As a five-year old, doctors diagnosed Charlie Pistole with apraxia, a learning disorder caused by an underdevelopment of the brain responsible for speech. “I was told I would never be able to read, and never be able to write,” Pistole said. “I was told I would barely be able to talk in a way where people could understand me.” Now 18, Pistole reads and communicates as well as anyone else,

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  • Pilot and passenger in Louisa County plane crash identified

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Update Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014 Virginia State Police Sgt. Thomas Molnar has confirmed the identities of the two people who were involved in an airplane when it crashed in Louisa County on Friday night. The pilot of the 1980 fixed wing single-engine Cessna Stationair U206G was Vester H.  Robison, 60, of Raymond, Miss. and the passenger was his son, Matthew A. Robison, 32, of  Byram,

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  • Louisa residents face tax hike

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa still have one of the lowest rates for real estate taxes of surrounding counties.

    If you rent a home in Louisa County, you can stop reading now because this won’t affect you.  However, if you own property, this story relates to you. The Louisa County Board of Supervisors has approved advertising a real estate tax rate for FY 2015 of 68 cents per hundred—that’s three cents more than you are paying now.  Personal property tax rates will remain the same at $1.90 per hundred.

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  • Bumpass man appeals court’s decision

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Kenneth Larry Winston Jr., 32, of Bumpass, was sentenced in Louisa County Circuit Court on March 26 to three years, with all but three months suspended on a destruction of property charge. The court also ordered five years of required good behavior, three years of supervised probation and payment of $5,399.36 restitution to the victim and Travelers Insurance Company. Winston, who was found guilty during a Jan. 16 trial by

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