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Louisa Airport Manager Jarrod Powers takes pride in the quality of work maintenance crews provide local pilots at Freeman Field.

Airport manager takes off to friendlier skies

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

Months of political turmoil between the supervisors and the Louisa County Industrial Development Authority have prompted Louisa’s airport manager to find stability elsewhere. Jarrod Powers, who arrived from Tazewell County Airport in August of 2013, is leaving Monday to manage Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise County. He is taking a cut in pay to make the transition, he said. “There’s just too much uncertainty,” Powers, a 15-year veteran of the

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  • Uptown Downtown Louisa Arts Festival to be held March 28

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Louisa County Public Schools is bringing the big-city life to small-town Louisa this weekend for the 28th annual Louisa Arts Festival. The Arts Festival will be held at the Louisa County Middle School from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday March 28. This year’s theme, “Uptown Downtown,”  is a city-inspired idea that art teachers throughout LCPS incorporate in their lessons throughout the year. This year’s logo for the festival  is

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  • Reckless driving or harmless fun for Louisa students?

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Virginia State Police confirmed that a vehicle with windows dirty to this degree causes driver obstruction and can be ticketed for reckless driving. The other problems are covered head and tail lights, as well as obstructed license plates.  Contributed Photo

    Louisa County High School recently held a Muddy Vehicle contest in celebration of National Agriculture Day, however, some students who participated failed to follow the law. Pictures of the mud-slathered vehicles show license plates caked in mud, along with the windshields of some vehicles entirely covered with the exception of a small cleaned spot to look through. According to Sergeant Steve Vick of the Virginia State Police, some of the

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  • Park Day at Louisa battlefield

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:05 am

    As the nation commemorates the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, volunteers across the country will once again answer their nation’s call to service. On Saturday, March 28, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust, History and Take Pride in America at more than 98 historic sites across the country to participate in the 19th annual Park Day. Since its inception in 1996,

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  • Did Louisa County officials sidestep meeting rules?

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The day after the Louisa County Board of Supervisors’ March 16 meeting, Supervisor Richard Havasy (Green Springs district) contacted Bob Clarke of the Louisa Industrial Development Authority to inform him that the supervisors had voted to discontinue funding the organization effective June 30. In a telephone interview on Tuesday, The Central Virginian asked Havasy to confirm that a vote had been taken on the matter. “Absolutely,” he said. During the

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  • Mineral seed company preserves heirloom varieties

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Ken Bezilla packages seeds for sale at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. The company prides itself on preserving heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers.

    About halfway down Indian Creek Road in Mineral, the state maintenance ends. The pavement gives way to red Virginia clay speckled with granite. At the end of the road, a long-standing farm hosts Acorn Community, “an egalitarian, income-sharing, secular, anarchist, feminist, consensus-based intentional community,” according to their website. Part of the community’s livelihood comes from the roughly 11 acres the group farms for the communal business, “Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.”

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  • Lifelong love of farming in Louisa

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Frank Boxley, 78, was born in the home he has always lived in. The home is adorned with pictures of past relatives who also lived at Pottiesville Farm.

    Bumpass resident Frank Boxley is old school, a believer in hard work, steadfast in tradition and respectful of history. They were traits instilled in him as a youngster growing up on Pottiesville Farm in Bumpass. To this day, those lessons ring true. Louder than ever, even. The characteristics are timeless, which is a word that could also describe Boxley’s farm. Along with his wife, Hilda, Boxley lives in the same

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  • Louisa minister arrested on gun possession charges

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:01 am

    A former preacher with New Life International Church in Richmond was arrested on Feb. 23 for possession of firearms by a convicted felon. Marvin Towler, 79, of Louisa was arrested after a 911 hang-up led to an investigation at his Bells Lane home. According to court testimonies, a young woman called 911 from the home, but told operators that she had misdialed. Upon arriving at the residence, Officer R. C.

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  • Fortune seeks another term as sheriff

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Sheriff Ashland Fortune

    Ashland D. Fortune, who was first elected Louisa County Sheriff in 1999, has announced he will seek a fourth term in this November’s General Election. Since first taking office in 2000, Fortune has been at the helm of a growing department that has become widely recognized around the state as tops when it comes to state-of-the-art technology. The sheriff’s office has been successful over the years in obtaining grants to

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