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Zion well water talks hit rock

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

Doubts were cast and tempers flared at the Planning Commission’s Oct. 9 meeting to continue a second month of discussions about what should be done to fix what Planning Chairman Eric Purcell termed “a colossal mistake” made last year in a joint meeting with the board of supervisors. While attempting to help the county fast-track construction of a federally mandated wastewater project in Zion Crossroads, known as “the purple line,”

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  • Veterans to be honored at dinner

    Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Honoring those who have risked their lives on behalf of their county has become a tradition at Lake Anna Rescue Inc., and this year is no different. The squad will host its fourth annual Veterans Dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, featuring guest speaker Pam Zirkle, of the Virginia Department of Veteran Services. The event is spearheaded by George Hollins, a squad member and veteran of the Vietnam

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  • ‘My cancer is back’

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Head varsity football coach Mark Fischer had the difficult task of informing his team that his cancer has returned and he will begin treatment before the season ends. He doesn’t, however, plan on missing any games.

    The battle begins again. This week, Louisa County High School varsity football head coach Mark Fischer confirmed to The Central Virginian that the cancer he was originally diagnosed with in September of 2012 has returned. “It’s a relapse,” Fischer said in an interview on Monday. “It comes with the same of everything we went through before. By being monitored like I have been recently, doctors were able to catch it.”

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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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  • Vintage eatery joins Louisa scene

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Frosties Rail Stop is located right off of Main Street in Louisa, next to small-town landmarks such as the water tower and railroad tracks. Owner John Fenner said it all plays a role in the new restaurant’s vintage appeal.

    When retired policeman John Fenner took a walk-up trailer and launched a shaved-ice business in the parking lot of Kenny’s Central Tire and Auto in Louisa last summer, he figured it to be a one-time gig. A few months and one rented building later, Fenner now finds himself the owner of his very own charming walk-up eatery, Frostie’s Rail Stop, in Louisa, which opened Labor Day weekend. “We love the

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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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  • Cheering and grumbling over Sunday hunting

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    By Andrew Woolfolk This past March, a little known bill called “HB 1237” was signed into law by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. The subject of the bill had generated – and continues to generate – intense debate among Virginians. Still, the bill garnered little attention when it passed. But what it enacted is a huge change that affects many members of our community. As of July 1, 2014, hunting on

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