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Louisa Middle School substitute teacher accused of assaulting student

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm

A Louisa County Middle School substitute teacher is facing simple assault and battery charges after allegedly punching a student. According to Silvia Harris, her son – whose name has not been released – entered into a classroom on Tuesday, Sept. 9 with a note to excuse his late arrival. The student then claimed that the substitute teacher punched him in the upper left arm, leaving him in pain for the

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  • Louisa supervisor resigns athletic director position at Monticello High School

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Fitzgerald Barnes, vice chairman of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors, resigned his 16-year-position as athletic director at Monticello High School in Albemarle County on Thursday, Sept. 11.  His resignation was effective Monday, Sept. 15. Barnes had been placed on paid administrative leave two weeks ago after pleading guilty in federal court to one count of embezzling federal money while employed with the school division. The schools placed him on

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  • Man admits to attempted abduction and assault of woman in Louisa

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Angel Medina-Hernandez, 37, of Mexico, pleaded guilty in Louisa County Circuit Court  on Wednesday, Sept. 17 to attempted abduction and assault and battery. On June 19, 2014, a Louisa deputy responded to a residence in Louisa for a call for service.  When the deputy arrived he was unable to communicate with the victim because she did not speak English.  After finding an interpreter, the deputy learned that Medina-Hernandez attacked the

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  • Louisa man pleads guilty of gang-related charges in Quick murder case

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    A third defendant arrested in connection with the January abduction and murder of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Wayne Quick pleaded guilty in United States District Court in Charlottesville today to one count of conspiracy to participate in racketeering. Devonte O’Brian Bell, 20, of Louisa, accepted a plea agreement with United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy. Bell faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000,

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  • A look ahead at the Lions vs. Courtland game Friday night

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    To say that the two teams that take the field at Courtland High School on Friday night are familiar with each other would be one heck of an understatement. Coach of the Cougars for more than a decade now, head coach J.C. Hall has utilized a classic wing-T offense and 4-3 defense in his 12 years at the helm. He’s never altered his basic strategy, and he’s never  suffered a

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  • Vice chair of Louisa Board of Supervisors steps down from athletic director job at Monticello High School

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Fitzgerald Barnes, vice chairman of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors, resigned his 16-year-position as athletic director at Monticello High School in Albemarle County on Thursday, Sept. 11.  His resignation is effective Monday, Sept. 15. Barnes had been placed on paid administrative leave two weeks ago after pleading guilty in federal court to one count of embezzling federal money while employed with the school division. The schools placed him on

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  • No charges forthcoming in Louisa sexting scandal

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Law enforcement and prosecutors hope education will deter teens from sexting None of the more than 100 teens involved in a widespread sexting investigation that began in March will be charged, according to Louisa County Sheriff’s Office Chief  Deputy Major Donald Lowe. “We have sorted through all the phones and all the witnesses and all that,” Lowe said. “Foremost, you have to make sure you have a prosecutable case. I’m

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  • Former officer admits to malicious wounding

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Reginald D. Butler, 49, pleaded guilty in Louisa Circuit Court on Aug. 25 to two counts of malicious wounding and one count of abduction by force or intimidation. “I just want to get it over with,” the Louisa man told Louisa County Circuit Court Judge Timothy K. Sanner. Sanner twice asked Butler, a former Washington, D.C.  law enforcement officer, whether he needed more time on his decision. However, Butler declined.

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  • Broadband dead zone in Mineral

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Joe and Linda Cline, with their daughter Lila, are work-at-home parents. This is made difficult as Internet service can be spotty at the best at times.

    Joe and Linda Cline love living in Mineral.  They moved to the community from Atlanta and are raising their growing family there.  However, one question they didn’t ask when building their house was: “Is there high speed Internet so we can work at home?” “We live 70 miles from the heart of this country,” Joe said.  “Who would have thought that broadband access to the Internet wouldn’t be available and

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