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Mineral man sentenced on kidnapping

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

 A Mineral man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday, July 17 to more than 24 years on charges of kidnapping, interstate domestic violence and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. Thomas Earl Faulls Sr., 48, was convicted by a jury in February for the August 22, 2012 kidnapping of his ex-wife, Lori Ann Faulls, 50. The Faulls’ had previously been married for 20 years.

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  • Louisa County slightly shaken by 2.1 quake on Friday

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    A 2.1 magnitude earthquake was felt at 12:54 p.m. on Friday, July 25 by residents in Louisa, Mineral, Keswick and Kents Store. According to Paul Caruso of the United States Geological Survey, the epicenter was six miles south, southeast of of Louisa. The magnitude could be revised slightly afterward after USGS officials review the quake data more, according to Caruso.  

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  • Missing woman’s car discovered in Louisa

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

    The 2010 burgundy Subaru Forester vehicle belonging to Janet Fields was found in Louisa County at the Zion Crossroads Park and Ride. Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office Lt. David Wells is asking anyone who saw the vehicle being parked there on Wednesday, July 2 to contact the department. Photo courtesy of Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office.

    The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office is hoping that someone saw the 2010 burgundy Subaru Forester being parked at the Zion Crossroads Park and Ride on Route 15 on Friday, July 4. The vehicle belongs to the missing 49-year-old Scottsville woman, Janet Renee Fields,  who was reported missing on Thursday, July 3 by her husband Lewis. “Any information as to when the car arrived at the park and ride is critical

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  • Finger lickin’ kind of day

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:05 am

    From mettle to meat to metal, pros and amateurs alike gave their all to impress judges last weekend at the 2014 “Que and Cruz” event at Small Country Campground. The event boasted 13 competitors from across the state and further, each vying to take home the first place prize in each of four categories: pulled pork, chicken,  ribs, and “everything but,” an eyebrow-raising category that boasted foods such as brisket

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  • Focused on their game

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Eight-year-old Bryce Snyder enjoys playing Asteroid Invasion, a game that he created in one week during an Engineering for Kids camp at the Louisa Arts Center.

    Nine-year-old Lucas Hufner delivered a challenge to his 13 peers at the Louisa Arts Center on Friday. “None of you can beat my game!” he boasted, looking over his laptop screen. And as the challengers pass by one by one, Hufner is proven correct. His smile beams across the room. The reason for Hufner’s elated sense of pride lies in the fact that the game is indeed his own, the

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  • Delinquent on taxes in Louisa? Better pay up

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County School Board member Allen Jennings, who represents the Jackson district, is among several property owners whose property is in jeopardy of being sold at judicial sale because of delinquent taxes. Treasurer Henry Wash filed paperwork with the Louisa Circuit Court on January 6 listing seven properties owned by Jennings, as well as seven others owned by five other individuals. If the taxes aren’t paid before the scheduled October

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  • Firm lays foundation in Louisa

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Faulconer employee Nick Stanley goes to work repairing the engine and transmission from one of the company’s dump trucks.

    Faulconer Construction Company is ready to join what they perceive to be a growing economy in Louisa County. The contracting firm’s new 18,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building off of Three Notch Road near Ferncliff opened for business at the beginning of April. “We feel the economy is starting to change. It’s the right time for us to take the next step of growth as a company,” Faulconer executive vice president Fran Burke

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  • Mineral cutting ties with trees

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The trees lining Mineral Avenue at Miller’s Market have impaired the view of drivers turning onto the road in recent years. As a result, town council voted to remove the trees as soon as possible.

    Residents have voiced their opposition to the stretch of trees that line Mineral Avenue for almost a year now. In its monthly meeting on Monday night, members of Mineral Town Council finally took action. Based on a suggestion in a monthly report from Mineral Town Manager Sal Luciano, council voted 4-1 to remove approximately 10 trees that run the stretch of road from E. Fifth Street and W. Sixth Street

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  • Mineral resident faces 18 counts of attempted murder

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Nicholas Secret

    A Mineral man is facing multiple attempted murder charges and one count of arson for his alleged role in trying to burn down a home with 18 people sleeping inside. Nicholas Charles Secret, 26, received a direct indictment from the Louisa County Grand Jury on Monday, July 14, for 17 counts of attempted murder and a true bill on one count of attempted first degree murder and arson. In the

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