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Pam Jones has had to adjust to a new lifestyle and a new home since her double amputation on January 30.

Louisa woman fights the odds and cleaves to her faith

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

A year ago, Pam Jones had her daily routine down pat.  She would leave her house of 25-years near the Louisa/Goochland county line, drive to her place of work as a nurse at The Laurels Nursing Facility, and return home at night to her trusty dog, Cheyenne. Wake up, work, rest, repeat. So when Jones went in for a knee replacement on July 2 of last year, she expected a

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  • Training saves Louisa County lives

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Firefighters assist one another to extract a person who has been in a car wreck. Volunteers and career firefighters participated in training  exercises on March 24 and 25 at the Louisa Fire Training Center in Mineral, where they gained hands-on experience using the equipment for the extractions such as this.

    Staying abreast of the latest techniques involved in saving lives in Louisa County takes constant work, dedication and grueling training. In fact, Louisa County career and volunteer firefighters come together on a monthly basis to train and learn new life saving techniques. An extrication class was held at the Louisa Fire Training Center in Mineral on March 24 and 25. The group began their session with didactics instruction before moving

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  • Accolades for Louisa’s hometown newspaper

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Paula D. Parrish (l to r), Tommy Nelson, Paula Hawthorne, Deana Meredith, Tina Walker, Juanita Riordan and Andrew Woolfolk captured Virginia Press Association awards for The Central Virginian during its annual dinner and awards presentation in Short Pump on Saturday, April 5.

    The Central Virginian was honored for everything from awards for carnival ads to headline writing at the Virginia Press Association’s annual awards banquet in Short Pump on Saturday, April 5. Paula Parrish’s headline writing abilities earned her top honors in the headline writing category.  The judges said her headlines were “witty” and “great.” The winning entry was comprised of five headlines, “New meaning to stuffing the turkey; Flippin’ golf cart

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  • Another arrest made in Waynesboro’s captain’s disappearance and murder

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the murder investigation of Waybesboro Reserves Captain Kevin Wayne Quick. Travis Leon Bell, aka Kweli Uhuru, 23, of Front Royal, was taken into custody by Virginia State Police on Thursday, April 10, according to Goochland Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Caudill. Bell is charged with gang participation during a criminal act. The warrant originated from the Winchester Circuit Court for a probation

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  • Family Dollar fight on falling sales could affect Mineral store

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Though Family Dollar may be struggling in certain areas across the country, local officials feel the store has a bright future in Louisa County.

    A national retail store chain that has two locations in Louisa County and had Mineral officials fighting for its services is now in a fight of its own to cut losses and combat sagging sales. In an April 10 press release, Family Dollar announced it will close 370 stores nationwide  by the end of the year due to poor financial results in their second quarter sales. “Family Dollar is taking

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  • Sheriff’s office arrests wanted man from Louisa County

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    A Louisa man  who was listed on the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office’s “Most Wanted” list was taken into custody on Thursday, April 17. Dennis James Eddy, 24, of Bakers Branch Road, is accused of felony breaking and entering with intent to commit murder, rape or arson, and a vandalism charge, according to Captain Jack Poindexter. Eddy’s former girlfriend called 9-1-1 on Wednesday, April 2 to report that Eddy had forced

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  • Plane lands in Louisa front yard

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

    A Mississippi father and son were traveling in this 1980 Cessna when it force-landed in front of a Louisa County home on Friday, April 11.  The two suffered minor injuries and were transported to University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

    Not many people can say they’ve had a plane crash in front of their house, but Beverly Coleman can­—and she is grateful that those onboard suffered only minor injuries and her house was spared. A friend’s sister called Coleman while she was at her son, Dabney’s, track meet at Louisa County High School on Friday, April 11 to let her know that an airplane had crashed in the field directly

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  • Sexting case opens door to dialogue with Louisa students

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sexting seems to be a problem across all age groups.

    The investigation into more than 1,000 nude pictures of Louisa County teens shared on a pair of Instagram accounts has grown to involve at least 35 electronic devices and 125 young people between the ages of 14 and 17 in Louisa and five surrounding counties. The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office learned of the incident on Wednesday, March 26 after an alert parent reported suspicious activity on her child’s Instagram account.

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  • Louisa’s communities shaped by special people

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Jack Manzari, chairman of Louisa Chamber of Commerce, presents Ed Schuler, founder and CEO of Bio-Cat, with the prestigious Business Person of the Year award.

    Members of the Louisa County Chamber of Commerce were reminded of their importance to the community and selected individuals were honored for their support and involvement during the group’s annual ceremony on Thursday, April 3. More than 100 members of the local chamber attended the banquet, which is  held annually at Shenandoah Crossing Resort in Gordonsville. During the event, LCC chairman Jack Manzari presented Ed Schuler, the founder and CEO

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