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Mineral man sentenced on kidnapping

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

 A Mineral man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday, July 17 to more than 24 years on charges of kidnapping, interstate domestic violence and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. Thomas Earl Faulls Sr., 48, was convicted by a jury in February for the August 22, 2012 kidnapping of his ex-wife, Lori Ann Faulls, 50. The Faulls’ had previously been married for 20 years.

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  • Louisa County slightly shaken by 2.1 quake on Friday

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    A 2.1 magnitude earthquake was felt at 12:54 p.m. on Friday, July 25 by residents in Louisa, Mineral, Keswick and Kents Store. According to Paul Caruso of the United States Geological Survey, the epicenter was six miles south, southeast of of Louisa. The magnitude could be revised slightly afterward after USGS officials review the quake data more, according to Caruso.  

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  • Missing woman’s car discovered in Louisa

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

    The 2010 burgundy Subaru Forester vehicle belonging to Janet Fields was found in Louisa County at the Zion Crossroads Park and Ride. Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office Lt. David Wells is asking anyone who saw the vehicle being parked there on Wednesday, July 2 to contact the department. Photo courtesy of Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office.

    The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office is hoping that someone saw the 2010 burgundy Subaru Forester being parked at the Zion Crossroads Park and Ride on Route 15 on Friday, July 4. The vehicle belongs to the missing 49-year-old Scottsville woman, Janet Renee Fields,  who was reported missing on Thursday, July 3 by her husband Lewis. “Any information as to when the car arrived at the park and ride is critical

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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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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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