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Bomb threat turns out to be a rumor

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

Students at all six schools in Louisa were sent home with letters on Fri., Oct. 24 advising parents that LCPS administration had been made aware of reports of a potential threat to safety at the high school. According to Doug Straley, assistant superintendent for administration, the rumor­­—a bombing or shooting— was reported to administration by multiple students and a few parents. The stories were pretty consistent among them all, he

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  • Louisa County men charged with three counts of abduction, other crimes

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Robert Daykin, 23, of Louisa, and James McElwee, 40, of Mineral, have each been charged with three counts of abduction and other crimes after being arrested on Oct. 28 at around 6:30 p.m. at Daykin’s residence in the 900 block Jefferson Highway. A 911 call originated from Daykin’s residence after shots were fired into the ground. According to court documents, Daykin has been charged with three counts of brandishing a firearm,

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  • Fredericks Hall residents ‘cross’ over railroad

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Pfaff holds a sign warning of rough road conditions at the Fredericks Hall railroad crossing and urging residents to call railroad authorities.

    Some residents in Bumpass are hitting a bump in the road in their relationship with Buckingham Branch Railroad headquartered in Dillwyn. The railroad crossing on Fredericks Hall Road in front of Tavern on the Rail restaurant is in disrepair, according to Ray Pfaff, a resident of the area. Pfaff claims that the crossing has been like this for years. “I’ve observed vehicles rock and roll while crawling over the tracks,

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  • Mad over bad Internet service in Louisa

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Debbie Agee and her grandchildren are not happy about the lack of reliable Internet service in her Jackson voting district home.

    “The Internet is now a way of life, but you need to have access to it” said Debbie Agee in her Jackson voting district home. “And that’s why I’m making my Mad Face” said her first grade grandson Aiden. “Verizon told me two years ago that they were going to bring service to our area, but nothing’s happened. I tried to get Dish Internet service but they wanted $80 a

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  • A resource for Louisa’s needy

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Ask anyone at the Louisa County Resource Council what their greatest resource is, and they will tell you it’s their volunteers. During an Oct. 18 volunteer appreciation luncheon, Chairman Earl Mielke praised the strides that volunteers and various groups have made in serving the area’s needy families. “It’s because of the volunteers that we’re able to do this,” Mielke said. He then asked the crowd to present a show of

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  • School board member’s taxes paid in full

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:10 am

    It’s been a long road for Louisa County School Board member Allen Jennings, but  over the past 15 months he has finally paid off his more than $58,000 in delinquent property tax bills dating back to 2007. According to Henry Wash, Louisa County treasurer, Jennings made his final payment of $9,077.83 on Friday, Oct. 17, just in time before a decree sale hearing scheduled in Louisa Circuit Court for Mon.,

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  • Louisa McDonald’s manager gives up trip for team

    Posted on October 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Justin Williams surprised Susie Farmer with a tickets to a Monday Night Football  game featuring her favorite team the Dallas Cowboys.

    A couple of weeks ago, Susie Farmer, the longtime store manager for the Louisa McDonald’s location, won a four-day, all-expenses paid cruise through the Gulf of Mexico from the company. She turned it down though, citing her commitment as head coach of Louisa County High School’s junior varsity girl’s basketball team. Now, company executives are paying for Farmer, a longtime Dallas Cowboy fan, to visit AT&T Stadium to watch her

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  • Absentee voting available today

    Posted on October 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    From the office of Virginia Department of Elections Saturday, October 25 marks the first of two Saturdays before the November 4, General Election, in which Virginia voters may cast an in-person absentee ballot at their local voter registration office. These two Saturdays of absentee voting provide additional non-workday opportunities for voters who may not be able to make it to their polling place on Election Day, or to their voter

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  • Mineral to welcome Family Dollar

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Family Dollar will officially open on Thursday, Nov. 6 in Mineral.

    After months filled with community protests, work stoppages and on-site vandalism, Family Dollar is set to open its doors to the Mineral community. According to Family Dollar Public Relations Manager Bryn Winburn, the variety store will open its doors to the public on Nov. 6. “Since the great recession, it’s now in vogue to save money on the things that you use every day,” Winburn said. “Family Dollar is a

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