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Marvin Shelton (r), a 2011 graduate of LCHS, frequently assists the team in practices when on breaks from college.

No debate: Louisa’s forensics team is a hit

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

If you visit Louisa County High School’s official athletics page, the inclusion of one program in particular may shock you. It’s speech and debate, LCHS’s 30-person team of researchers, orators and wranglers. There’s no ball in the sport, but there certainly are drills. No weight lifting is required, but blood, sweat and tears are spilt. Scores are kept. Competition is high. Speech and debate is a sport, and its coaches

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  • Louisa County Schools closed Tuesday

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Louisa County Public Schools are CLOSED today, Tuesday, January 27 due to snowy road conditions,

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  • Louisa man convicted of stabbing roomate

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Christopher W. Pendleton, 44, of Louisa, was convicted Monday, Jan. 26 of felony malicious wounding in the September 21, 2014 stabbing of his roommate. In a press release, Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire stated that Pendleton had been drinking the day of the incident,  entered his roommate’s bedroom with a knife and stabbed the man twice while he lay in bed. The victim fled the house with Pendleton giving

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New leadership for Louisa County Water Authority

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

Eighteen years ago, Pam Baughman moved to Louisa to serve as the first full-time office manager for the Louisa County Water Authority. Now, she’s overseeing a lot more than the office. Named the interim general manager for LCWA after Dean Rodger’s resignation in July of last year, Baughman has now officially assumed the role of general manager and has wasted little time in her quest to make the utility run

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  • Wine trail highlights area’s best tastes

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Passports will be available for purchase at each winery or online at www.hovawinetrailcom for the Chili Cook-off weekend Jan. 17-18.

    Red, white, dry, sweet, pinot noir, sangiovese and merlot, may sound confusing, but local wineries are banding together to bring some wisdom to would-be wine connoisseurs. Cooper Vineyard, Weston Farms, James River Cellars, Grayhaven, Mattaponi and Lake Anna Wineries are participating in the heart of Virginia Wine Trail chili cook-off competition Jan. 17 and 18. Now, you may be thinking, “wine and chili!?” but according to Assistant Tasting Room Manager

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  • Another step closer to broadband in Louisa

    Posted on January 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Louisa County Broadband Authority celebrated its six-month anniversary in December, although its creation was approved by the board of supervisors in January 2014. It was envisioned that appointed members to the authority would have technical and business expertise. A few individual supervisors waited until last May to make their appointments, and all members had to be sworn in before the authority could officially meet. Once the legal work was

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Editorial

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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  • Get involved

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Let’s face it, none of us is getting any younger, and those who have spent many years of their free time volunteering in community service organizations are—well, tired. It’s time for young blood, fresh ideas, and new energy. Younger people can step up to the plate and make a real difference by getting involved. Yes, we’ve heard the excuses — “I’m so busy,” “Maybe when my kids get older,” or

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  • So many choices

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

    There’s no more putting it off…Christmas is here. The holiday displays in the stores have been trying to warn us since August and some of us just didn’t listen.  No worries, I have discovered Facebook auction sites. Not eBay, not Craigslist, not even Freecycle; Facebook auctions.  No long delays on delivery, just arrange to meet behind the Popeye’s on Laburnum and give them the cash and they give you the

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