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Friday night bites at Lake Anna

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

Having a big mouth on a Friday night might land you a big hook to the jaw. If you happen to be a bass with a big mouth, you’re likely to be landed by a big hook to the lip. The Friday Night Fishing Series at Lake Anna is organized by Carlos Wood, his three sons — Nathan, Justin and Kevin —along with Joyce Brooks who handles the registration for

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  • Charlottesville man who led troopers on high speed chase in Louisa sentenced to more than seven years

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Curtis Watson, 33, of Charlottesville, will spend the next seven and one-half years in prison for new convictions, including eluding police and probation violations related to previously suspended sentences on a number of charges including manslaughter. Watson appeared in Louisa Circuit Court on Monday, Sept. 29. Watson was arrested after driving up on a Virginia State Police license enforcement checkpoint on Three Notch Road in Louisa County in June 2013. 

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  • Green Springs resident announces candidacy

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Deborah A. “Debbie” Hoffman, of Gordonsville, has announced her candidacy for election to the Louisa County School Board representing the Green Springs district in the Nov. 4 General/Special Election.    Hoffman, who is currently serving in this position, was appointed by the school board in February 2014 to fill the vacancy created by the loss of long-time board member Brian Huffman. Hoffman is a lifelong resident of the Green Springs

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  • Louisa gal frequently outshoots the boys while enjoying her favorite pastime

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    "Women think that men will outshoot them, and I’m here to tell you that’s not the case." Pam Baughman

    On most days, Pamela Baughman spends her time behind a desk, fingers tap-dancing across a computer keyboard, as she fulfills her duties as interim general manager for the Louisa County Water Authority. But occasionally, Baughman’s surroundings morph from corporate to camouflage. Baughman’s a great boss, but she’s discovered she’s an even better shot. The 50-year-old has taken up the sport of skeet shooting in recent years, and to great success,

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  • Lake Anna’s Mudderella event empowers participants

    Posted on September 27, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Teamwork was evident at participants of Mudderella wade through muddy water.

    Who said that grown ups are too old to play in the mud? Or, that men can’t wear tutus? Louisa County’s population exploded by more than 30 percent on Saturday, Sept. 20, when more than 10,500 people showed up at Lake Anna eager to sweat it out, get dirty and play with their friends in the mud. Mudderella Virginia was held at Cutalong, where 6,000 people watched 4,500 participants tough

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  • No backtracking on Louisa zoning ordinance

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

    When it comes to “righting a wrong,” the Louisa County Planning Commission is turning over every stone to ensure that conditions placed more than a decade ago on county officials regarding the use of Green Springs wells are honored. Members of the planning commission were dismayed recently to learn that a joint decision they took part in with the board of supervisors a year ago erased the limitations that were

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  • Fire destroys St. Jude Catholic Church’s social hall

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    A massive fire in the early morning hours of Thursday morning left the social hall of a local church charred beyond repair. Firefighting crews from Mineral and Louisa responded to a blaze at St. Jude Church on Davis Highway at 1:47 a.m. on Thursday. Firefighters from Trevilians also assisted in fighting the fire as well. No one was hurt, though church officials said the building is likely damaged beyond repair.

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  • New top cop for town of Louisa

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    After four months without a chief of police, the town of Louisa has hired Lt. Ronnie Roberts of the Charlottesville Police Department to fill the vacancy left in June by Chief Jessie L. Shupe. What Mayor Garland Nuckols is most excited about is the experience and leadership that he says Roberts will bring to the six-person department on Oct. 6. “He just carries an outstanding professional attitude,” Nuckols said on

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  • County made a mistake that planners hope to set right

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The Louisa County Planning Commission wants to right a wrong made last fall by the county when they took action that invalidated a number of conditional use permits that  were already in place at the time. Last year, the planners and supervisors jointly approved a code amendment that effectively required that all properties that touch a major utility service, as defined in the zoning ordinance, would require a CUP. However,

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