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Delinquent on taxes in Louisa? Better pay up

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

Louisa County School Board member Allen Jennings, who represents the Jackson district, is among several property owners whose property is in jeopardy of being sold at judicial sale because of delinquent taxes. Treasurer Henry Wash filed paperwork with the Louisa Circuit Court on January 6 listing seven properties owned by Jennings, as well as seven others owned by five other individuals. If the taxes aren’t paid before the scheduled October

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  • Firm lays foundation in Louisa

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Faulconer employee Nick Stanley goes to work repairing the engine and transmission from one of the company’s dump trucks.

    Faulconer Construction Company is ready to join what they perceive to be a growing economy in Louisa County. The contracting firm’s new 18,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building off of Three Notch Road near Ferncliff opened for business at the beginning of April. “We feel the economy is starting to change. It’s the right time for us to take the next step of growth as a company,” Faulconer executive vice president Fran Burke

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  • Mineral cutting ties with trees

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The trees lining Mineral Avenue at Miller’s Market have impaired the view of drivers turning onto the road in recent years. As a result, town council voted to remove the trees as soon as possible.

    Residents have voiced their opposition to the stretch of trees that line Mineral Avenue for almost a year now. In its monthly meeting on Monday night, members of Mineral Town Council finally took action. Based on a suggestion in a monthly report from Mineral Town Manager Sal Luciano, council voted 4-1 to remove approximately 10 trees that run the stretch of road from E. Fifth Street and W. Sixth Street

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Business News

Louisa ride getting national attention

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

When Louisa resident K Beverly drives her pristine, black 1973 Oldsmobile down the street, it’s hard for locals to not take notice. Apparently, that’s the case everywhere for her car. Beverly’s ride, a Delta 88, was one of four cars featured on the latest catalogue printed by Fusick Automotive Products, a company that provides vintage parts and advice for the owners of classic Oldsmobiles across the United States. “I’ve done

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  • Digital forensics company spearheaded by former Louisa detective

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    A former Louisa County Sheriff’s Office detective has branched out on his own and established Professional Digital Forensic Consulting, a digital forensic examination business. The Richmond-based company  capitalizes on Siewert’s past work as a criminal investigator and digital forensic examiner for the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office. He investigates, recovers, reviews and conveys information in electronic formats. “Smart phones, tablets and personal computers are all computers and they all contain traces

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  • One-stop shopping for Louisa businesses

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Roy Lynch, senior tax advisor, and Ann Cox, client care specialist at H&R Block in Louisa view a record with Jackie Welch, customer client service leader, as Jim Yates, tax advisor, looks on. The company’s new payroll and bookkeeping services are handled by Cox and Carol Gettier (not pictured), also a senior tax advisor.

    H&R Block in Louisa has served a diverse group of clients with tax preparation services for 25 years. Now the business offers even more for individuals and businesses with their new payroll services and bookkeeping services. The new option makes it easier for businesses who don’t want to have to deal with bookkeeping, record-keeping or payroll processing. Ann M. Cox, client care specialist, said H&R takes its service to individuals

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Technology

Editorial

Fighting yesterday’s battles

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

We have a nation of rich American history—from the time that early settlers came to the new world, to when the west was won, to our Civil War, to the Great Depression, to the Civil Rights Movement, to putting a man on the moon and the list goes on. Everything that happened, good, bad, or indifferent, has shaped us into what we are today–a nation of strong, intelligent individuals, capable

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  • Schools prepare to celebrate a new beginning

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    When Thomas Jefferson Elementary School students and teachers arrived to school on August 23, 2011, there was no way that they could have known that it would be their last in that building. As everyone went about the day, getting accustomed to new routines and a fresh school year, a great shift was taking place. Not in school though—underground. When the 5.8 magnitude earthquake violently rattled the people of Louisa

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  • Why’s that a ‘Thing’?

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The English language has many sayings and superstitions and whatnot, but from where do such things come?  I’ll tell you the origin of just three here, and–be assured–later installments of the Chuck Wagon will cover this self-same topic in the future… Let’s begin, shall we? “Mad as a hatter.”  If someone is said to be “mad as a hatter,” we know that means they are irrevocably, around the bend, someone’s

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