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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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  • Zion well water talks hit rock

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Doubts were cast and tempers flared at the Planning Commission’s Oct. 9 meeting to continue a second month of discussions about what should be done to fix what Planning Chairman Eric Purcell termed “a colossal mistake” made last year in a joint meeting with the board of supervisors. While attempting to help the county fast-track construction of a federally mandated wastewater project in Zion Crossroads, known as “the purple line,”

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  • Veterans to be honored at dinner

    Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Honoring those who have risked their lives on behalf of their county has become a tradition at Lake Anna Rescue Inc., and this year is no different. The squad will host its fourth annual Veterans Dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, featuring guest speaker Pam Zirkle, of the Virginia Department of Veteran Services. The event is spearheaded by George Hollins, a squad member and veteran of the Vietnam

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  • ‘My cancer is back’

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Head varsity football coach Mark Fischer had the difficult task of informing his team that his cancer has returned and he will begin treatment before the season ends. He doesn’t, however, plan on missing any games.

    The battle begins again. This week, Louisa County High School varsity football head coach Mark Fischer confirmed to The Central Virginian that the cancer he was originally diagnosed with in September of 2012 has returned. “It’s a relapse,” Fischer said in an interview on Monday. “It comes with the same of everything we went through before. By being monitored like I have been recently, doctors were able to catch it.”

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  • Mineral Baptist takes challenge of Operation Inasmuch

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Building a ramp for a family was another one of the projects.

    On a recent Saturday morning, members of Mineral Baptist Church fanned out like worker bees into the community to complete a variety of mission projects as part of Operation Inasmuch. On Sept. 20, members formed teams to complete tasks ranging from replacing roofs to building ramps, clearing yards, power washing homes, providing laundry money and visiting nursing homes. Operation Inasmuch is a state wide missions initiative focusing on getting more

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  • Louisa residents celebrating a sound body, soul

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Clara Aheart enjoys a cup of tea during the Zion Travelers Baptist Church’s spiritual tea held to encourage participants to be advocates of their own health. The event also offered support to cancer survivors and their family and friends.

    At the second annual Zion Traveler’s Baptist Church Women’s Ministry Spiritual Tea, more than 170 women gathered on Saturday, Oct. 4 to praise God, minister to each other and learn more about women’s health. A project of Donna Bates, first lady of Zion Travelers, the day was filled with education, fellowship, worship, good food and love. And, of course, tea. Sister Tanya Veney RN, who is employed with Sentara Home

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  • Louisa NAACP honors community leaders

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Greg Jones, president of the Louisa Chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, presents Sarah Winston with a plaque, as part of the ceremony honoring her outstanding service to the community. The Rev. Edward Moody and the Rev. Lewis Collins were also honored during the service.

    “The struggle continues: Each one, reach one,” was the theme of this year’s 2014 Freedom Fund Banquet hosted by the Louisa County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Greg Jones, president of the Louisa branch, urged attendees  to help the local NAACP chapter build a better community for everyone. He encouraged attendees who were not members to join the organization and get involved. Guest Speaker

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  • Grapes and Grains Festival at the lake

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Talk with folks around Lake Anna and Louisa, and chances are you’ll hear mid-October described as the “off-season.” The summer bustle has ended, while the economic boom provided by Thanksgiving and Christmas is still a few weeks off. A local non-profit organization, Lake Anna United, wanted to change that. On Saturday, the group will host the first annual Lake Anna Grapes & Grains Festival, a smorgasbord of wine, beer, bands

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