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Sixteen-year-old Taylor Schweikart stood outside various local businesses to collect signatures for her petition to bring a traffic light to the intersection of Route 522 and Route 208. Submitted photo.

Louisa student launches campaign for safer roads

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, 16-year-old Louisa County High School junior Taylor Schweikart was looking to turn left off Route 208 onto Route 522 at Dickinson’s Store on her way to school. It’s an intersection Schweikart remembered being warned about in driving school. Unfortunately, a car traveling north in the Route 522 right turn lane created a dangerous blind spot in Schweikart’s line of sight. Moments later, she found herself involved

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  • New name for Mineral park

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Walton Park will now be known as Walton-Noel Park.

    Walton Park has a new name. Based on the recommendation of James “Jimmie” Dodd, longtime operator of the Mineral Bluegrass Festival, Mineral Town Council members voted 3-2 on Monday to change the park’s name to “Walton-Noel Park.” The additional surname commemorates the contributions of Peyton Noel, a longtime Mineral resident who was instrumental in securing the donation and refurbishing the park. Noel died in April of 2007 at the age

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  • Charges dropped against Louisa substitute teacher

    Posted on November 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Simple assault and battery charges that were levied against a substitute teacher at Louisa County Middle School have been dropped by the family of the accuser. Now, speaking out about the incident for the first time, the exonerated teacher is ready for her name to be cleared. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, a sixth grade LCMS student – whose name has not been released – accused substitute teacher Crystal Harris of

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Joshua Horne of A1 Windshields demonstrates removing a windshield with suction cups at his shop on Davis Highway in Mineral.

New Mineral business taking care of all your windshield needs

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

There’s a new business in Louisa that’s cracking open the glass repair sector. A1 Windshields, an automobile glass repair shop owned by Joshua and Becca Horne, opened Nov. 1 on Davis Highway, and business has been rolling right along. The name of the business, A1 Windshields, is a name they chose out of convenience. “First in the phone book, we thought we were so unique,” Becca said laughing, referencing other

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  • Tractor Supply to open in Louisa

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The town of Louisa will soon welcome Tractor Supply Co. as one of the newest businesses to locate in the town. Construction of the new store is expected to begin in December, pending approval from the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Quality: Erosion and Sediment Control, according to Laura Mondrick of the Keith Corporation, the real estate development group working with TSC. Currently, the closest TSC

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  • Long-time Louisa accounting firm merges to expand services

    Posted on November 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Diane Rigsby (l to r), Erroll Flynn, CPA, and Tammy Mayo will continue to provide the service their clients have come to expect over the years, and will expand their offerings with the firm’s recent merger with Charlottesville-based Robinson Farmer Cox Associates.

    After 34 years of service in Louisa, the certified public accounting firm of Errol R. Flynn merged with Charlottesville-based Robinson Farmer Cox and Associates on Oct. 1. The merger does not mean the end of the Flynn’s Louisa office on Club Road, rather, it will expand the services available to clients. With the resources from RFCA, Flynn and his team can now provide assistance in areas such as non-profits, municipal

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And now my friends have kids…

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

There’s a double standard to adulthood—to parenting, really.  It’s more pronounced in my male friends than my female ones, but that may be because I was roommates and suite-mates with some of the same guys that I’m watching try to enforce the kinds of rules at which we scoffed when we were of younger and stronger stuff. Proof?  I was hoping you’d ask. Allow me to bring to your attention

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  • Something noble on Veterans Day

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Veterans Day is not just another day for the over 20 million Americans that raised their right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.  Today is not just another day for the over 20 million family members that saw their loved ones leave home to answer the call. Whether the veteran slugged through a jungle in Vietnam, traveled Route Irish in Baghdad

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  • Halloween is upon us

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

    In just hours, Halloween will be upon us.  You can always tell because the Christmas decorations Walmart’s had up for months are looking pretty dusty by now.  There’s other clues, too…the aisles in costume shops are as picked over as a yard sale after lunch; yards are full of inflatables (I saw a seven-foot articulated cartoon-inspired Frankenstein’s Monster yesterday); bags of candy have increased in price like they’re covered by

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