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Lemon’s Jewelry manager sentenced for embezzlement

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

A Louisa man appeared in Louisa County Circuit Court on Monday, Aug. 18 for sentencing on one count of embezzlement and received five years, with all but 90 days suspended. Charles Edward Walker, 45, was an employee of Lemon’s Jewelry in Louisa and was arrested for embezzling more than $15,000 from the company. Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire said that Walker had taken advantage of his employer over time,

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    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

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Photo by Paula Hawthorne

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    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

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  • Town of Louisa mourns loss of its ‘Chief’

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Chief Perkins lost his battle with lung cancer on Tuesday, Aug. 12.

    Louisa County residents mourned the loss of one of their own on Tuesday, Aug. 12, as longtime Louisa Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert Franklin Perkins passed away at the age of 89. Perkins had been battling lung cancer since May of 2013. Known by most simply as “Perk,” Perkins was one of the most accomplished and respected figures in the field of emergency services. “Perk did so much for the

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    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

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  • 2014 4-H Livestock Show results

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 9:24 am

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  • Students resume class Aug. 13

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

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