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Lee-Jackson Day

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

As I stood at the clerk’s office window in Louisa’s General District Court, I took note of a day the court was to be closed, Jan. 16. “Why are you closed Friday?” I naively asked, only to be told about Lee-Jackson Day. Having been born and bred in upstate New York, I was keenly aware of Martin Luther King Day; however, I immediately felt as though I had been cheated

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