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Louisa supervisor resigns athletic director position at Monticello High School

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

Fitzgerald Barnes, vice chairman of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors, resigned his 16-year-position as athletic director at Monticello High School in Albemarle County on Thursday, Sept. 11.  His resignation was effective Monday, Sept. 15. Barnes had been placed on paid administrative leave two weeks ago after pleading guilty in federal court to one count of embezzling federal money while employed with the school division. The schools placed him on

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  • Man admits to attempted abduction and assault of woman in Louisa

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Angel Medina-Hernandez, 37, of Mexico, pleaded guilty in Louisa County Circuit Court  on Wednesday, Sept. 17 to attempted abduction and assault and battery. On June 19, 2014, a Louisa deputy responded to a residence in Louisa for a call for service.  When the deputy arrived he was unable to communicate with the victim because she did not speak English.  After finding an interpreter, the deputy learned that Medina-Hernandez attacked the

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  • Louisa man pleads guilty of gang-related charges in Quick murder case

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    A third defendant arrested in connection with the January abduction and murder of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Wayne Quick pleaded guilty in United States District Court in Charlottesville today to one count of conspiracy to participate in racketeering. Devonte O’Brian Bell, 20, of Louisa, accepted a plea agreement with United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy. Bell faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000,

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Local bank invests in furthering local adult education

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

A Wells Fargo grant of $2,000 was recently presented to Adult Community Education Executive Director Susan Fletcher by Wells Fargo Branch Manager June Myers and Assistant Manager Colleen Crill. In making this grant, Wells Fargo Community Affairs Manager Anna Bard stated that Wells Fargo is proud to support the organization’s commitment to the Adult Community Education program in Louisa. Also, Myers has been recognized by Wells Fargo for her outstanding

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  • New projects at Louisa County Airport

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Airport Manager Jarrod Powers checks one of the antiquated lights at the end of the runway at Louisa County Airport. A new lighting project is in the works for the airport abd the IDA has signed a grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The Louisa County Industrial Development Authority is looking at paying approximately $30,000 for a $1.3 million runway light project for the Louisa County Airport, along with $220,000 for an estimated $1.4 million new terminal project. These two projects have been on the IDA’s airport improvement plan for a number of years. According to IDA Chairman Bernie Estes, the lights have been in the plan for three years and the terminal

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  • Rehab center names employee of the year

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Each year, Louisa Health and Rehabilitation Center hosts a special dinner for its 12 employees of the month and announces the business’ employee of the year honoree. The 2013 employee of the year was Janelle Carter, a licensed practical nurse who has been with the center for two years. All 12 employees of the month are in running for the honor of employee of the year. Residents, colleagues, family, friends

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What we really ought to call things

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

There are things in life that we’ve given names, thoughtful names, names that are powerful and weighty; however, I submit that we could be more honest with some of our names.  Allow me to suggest a few changes. We should just call the news, “What Went Wrong Today.”  We can call morning shows, “Weather, What Went Wrong Yesterday, What We Think Will Go Wrong Today, and Traffic Sucks.”  No, it’s

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  • Welcome back to The Jungle

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    On Friday, it comes back… On Friday, Louisa will again open its Jungle’s gates… On Friday, the Knights of Spotsylvania will make the trip from Post Oak across Lake Anna to the home of your Louisa Lions… On Friday at 7:30 p.m., the pillars will shake and Mineral will put itself back on the Richter Scale… On Friday, Aug. 29, regular season football comes back to Louisa County. The Lions

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  • When do you know you’ve grown up?

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:29 am

    No child has ever been asked if they want to go to a party and respond with, “oh, I don’t know…I’m tired, I don’t know who else will be there, and I really don’t want to have to get ready…and who knows how late I’ll be out?”  Nope, kids are raring to go.  “Party!?  Where?  Why at the pile of dirt?  Okay, whatever.  Can I wear my new shoes?  A

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