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Fiber optics line passes through Louisa County

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

Century Link work vans have been spotted on School Bus Road and on Route 33 in Louisa, but they are not providing local residents with high-speed Internet service. The company is in the process of connecting its Montpelier and Charlottesville offices, according to Simone Alley, spokesperson for Century Link. The fiber provides more bandwidth and higher speeds to those who are connected to Century Link’s Internet services. To connect the

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  • Unpaid debt prompts suit against town of Mineral

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Louisa County Water Authority and the board of supervisors filed a suit against the Town of Mineral on April 3 for unpaid water fees. The water authority is seeking between $33,000 to nearly $86,000 in underpaid fees over the last six months, along with late fees and interest. The suit stems from a dispute  over the legality of a 40-year contract signed between the town, the water authority and

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  • Two charged in Internet crimes against children sting appear in Louisa circuit court

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Two men arrested in a multi-jurisdictional Internet Crimes Against Children sting operation appeared in Louisa General District Court Tuesday, April 7. Ray Lester, 29, of Reva, and Jonathan Schnyer, 54, of Charlottesville, were arrested on charges of proposing sexual acts via computer to a minor under the age of 15. Lester waived his rights to a preliminary hearing, resulting in his charges being certified to Circuit Court. He is expected

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  • Tractor trailers fight turn at busy Louisa intersection

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

    A car prepares to turn left near Hardee’s at the intersection of Routes 22/33 in the town of Louisa. Thirty-two accidents have occurred here since 2008, with many involving tractor trailers.

    When Town of Louisa Chief of Police Ronnie Roberts heard that there had been numerous accidents at the intersection of Routes 22/33, he decided to investigate. Of the 32 car accidents that have occurred at the intersection since 2008, tractor trailers have been involved in eight of them, or, 25 percent. “I thought that was pretty significant for a small community,” Roberts said. The victims of the tractor-trailer collisions have

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  • Two life sentences for Louisa man

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Jerry Wayne Mullins, 70, of Louisa, was sentenced to two life sentences after pleading guilty to two counts of sodomy in Louisa County Circuit Court on April 1. The abuse occurred over the course of three years before the acts were reported by the 11 year old. During an interview with investigators about the claims, Mullins confessed that he had committed the crimes, according to Major Donald Lowe of Louisa

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  • Louisa’s emergency response times ‘unacceptable’

    Posted on April 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

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    If you have a medical emergency while in the eastern end of Louisa County, you may have to wait twice as long as patients in other parts of the county for help to arrive—and that can mean the difference between life and death. A study by Keith Greene, county fire and EMS chief, reveals the average emergency medical services response time to the eastern-most sections of the county in the

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  • Klöckner Pentaplast introduces kpi.center

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Klöckner Pentaplast Group, which has a manufacturing facility in Gordonsville, expanded its operations on Tuesday, March 31 into a new state-of-the art building in the UVA Research Park in Charlottesville. The pharmaceutical film division’s newly expanded BlisterPro XCEL suite of consulting, design, stability and prototyping services, provides a collaborative space created to help global pharmaceutical customers bring products to market more quickly and economically. The kpi.center offers a conducive environment

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  • Case against defendant in fatal Louisa hit and run advances

    Posted on April 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Corey Hall, the defendant involved in a hit and run case that took the life of Jason King on New Year’s Eve, appeared in Louisa County General District Court Tuesday March 24 for a preliminary hearing. Rusty McGuire, commonwealth’s attorney for Louisa County, called on Sergeant A.J. Puckett from the Virginia State Police to testify about his findings on the evening King was killed. The sergeant is a crash reconstruction

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  • Louisa’s tax rates could rise by six cents

    Posted on April 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa residents are facing a real estate tax increase in the upcoming budget year of as much as six percent, which would increase the rate from 68 cents per hundred of assessed value to 74 cents. “That does not mean that they’re actually going to vote to approve a six cent tax increase,” County Finance Director Phil Trayer said on Tuesday.  “That’s as high as it could go. It may

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