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Bomb threat turns out to be a rumor

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

Students at all six schools in Louisa were sent home with letters on Fri., Oct. 24 advising parents that LCPS administration had been made aware of reports of a potential threat to safety at the high school. According to Doug Straley, assistant superintendent for administration, the rumor­­—a bombing or shooting— was reported to administration by multiple students and a few parents. The stories were pretty consistent among them all, he

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  • Louisa County men charged with three counts of abduction, other crimes

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Robert Daykin, 23, of Louisa, and James McElwee, 40, of Mineral, have each been charged with three counts of abduction and other crimes after being arrested on Oct. 28 at around 6:30 p.m. at Daykin’s residence in the 900 block Jefferson Highway. A 911 call originated from Daykin’s residence after shots were fired into the ground. According to court documents, Daykin has been charged with three counts of brandishing a firearm,

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  • Fredericks Hall residents ‘cross’ over railroad

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Pfaff holds a sign warning of rough road conditions at the Fredericks Hall railroad crossing and urging residents to call railroad authorities.

    Some residents in Bumpass are hitting a bump in the road in their relationship with Buckingham Branch Railroad headquartered in Dillwyn. The railroad crossing on Fredericks Hall Road in front of Tavern on the Rail restaurant is in disrepair, according to Ray Pfaff, a resident of the area. Pfaff claims that the crossing has been like this for years. “I’ve observed vehicles rock and roll while crawling over the tracks,

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Bernie Estes presents Olivia Ryan with a plaque expressing appreciation for her service on the IDA.

Realtor honored for work on Industrial Development Authority

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

The Louisa County Industrial Development Authority hosted a luncheon in honor of Olivia Ryan and her 10 years of service to the group. And while fellow IDA members celebrated her achievements, Ryan deflected the attention and praised the others at the table. “The IDA is a collective effort all the way,” Ryan said. “We trade and build on the strengths of all our members.” With more than a decade of

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  • Louisa can cash in on safe driving contest

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:53 am

    It’s a widely known fact that motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause for death amongst teenagers. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 2,650 teenagers in the United States were killed in automobile accidents in 2011, while 292,000 more were treated in emergency departments in related incidents. And while being just 6.4 percent of licensed drivers in America, those ages 15 to 20 are responsible for

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  • Products that can aid in self-defense

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Katrinia Duff, a consultant for Damsels in Defense, has an array of tools that women can use to protect themselves and their families in a dangerous situation.

    Many women are unprepared in the event they find themselves in dangerous or threatening circumstances. But Louisa resident Katrina Duff has all the confidence in the world that she can defend herself and her family. Not only is she a fantastic shooter, but she also knows how to use all the non-lethal tools that are available to her. Duff got a quick education when she was living near Quantico and

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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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  • Thoughtless? I think not

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:55 am

    As we approach the holiday season, we are all faced with that great challenge. You know, the one where we stand facing the façade of a clothing or electronics or home goods or pet or shoe or sporting goods store and have that question reverberating through our heads.  “What do I get them?”  It’s a question that’s been pondered since the first caveman shoved a handful of weeds at his

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  • I don’t know why

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    There really are many things I don’t know. I don’t mean obvious things, like cold fusion, and string theory, and why train crossing gates only drop down when I’m in a hurry.  I mean other things…things I’m sure other people know, but I just don’t. Here’s my first example…Did you know you get to pick what’s on the other end of your silverware?  I know, right?  I was amazed the

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