Local News

Lake Anna subdivision makes own Internet choice

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

Property owners in Windwood Coves wanted better Internet service. Some were using satellite; others were using modems and a variety of “air cards.” However, the one thing common to all was that whatever service they had, “it was lousy.” There just had to be a way to get high speed service. The community organized its own broadband committee with Wayne Jones serving as the chairman. The first stop was with

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  • New book chronicles 2011 Mineral earthquake

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The chart shows where the 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit and the following aftershocks along the two identified fault lines. Courtesy of USGS

    The infamous, magnitude 5.8 Mineral earthquake that rattled residents in 2011 has helped researchers discover a previously unknown fault zone and very well may have been the most felt earthquake in U.S. history says a new book recently released on the incident. The 23-chapter book entitled “The 2011 Mineral, Virginia, Earthquake, and its Significance for Seismic Hazards in Eastern North America,” features comprehensive contributions from geologists, seismologists and civil engineers,

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  • School board adopts $55.8 million budget

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    It’s going to cost the county of Louisa $1.2 million more in the upcoming budget year to fund schools. The Louisa County School Board unanimously adopted a $55.8 million budget for FY-2016 at its special called meeting on Tuesday night. While there are still many unknowns, according to Superintendent Dr. Deborah Pettit, the numbers are her best estimates as of Feb. 24. The General Assembly hasn’t passed the state budget

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National News

Business News

Nominations needed for Louisa Chamber’s Business Person of the Year

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Louisa County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2015 Business Person of the Year Award. If you know of an individual whom you believe is worthy of this recognition and meets the outlined qualifications, please fill out the application and submit their name and information by 5 p.m. on March 2, 2015. The Business Person of the Year Award is given not only to recognize the recipient’s

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  • New doctor at Louisa Health and Wellness

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Health and Wellness Center of Louisa welcomed Dr. Ross Isaacs to their clinic on Janu. 19. Isaacs is a general practitioner with considerable experience in internal medicine and nephrology. He comes to HWCL from Central Virginia Community Health Center in Buckingham County where he was practiced since 2008. Isaacs completed his undergraduate degree at Occidental College in Los Angeles and attended medical school at the Autonomous University of Guadalajuara.

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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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Technology

Editorial

The cyclists will ride again

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

By Jason Murphy With spring around the corner, Virginia’s motorists are bound to see more bicyclists on the road, hopefully. I don’t say that in the sense that I hope for more people on bikes, but that those who do brave the narrow, curvy, hilly roads of central Virginia are physically seen and recognized as another vehicle on the road. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, cyclists are considered

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  • We need Congress to fix the Freedom of Information Act

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a critical law for making sure the public has a fighting chance to get copies of records the government might not want it to see. For more than 40 years, people have used the FOIA to uncover evidence of government waste, fraud, abuse and illegality. More benignly, FOIA has been used to better understand the development and effects – positive and negative—of the

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  • Get involved in the democratic process

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    There’s almost a year and a half until the presidential election, yet, like many of us who grumble about Christmas decorations in September, we often buy in a little too early. There are more than 600 days until the presidential election and statistics are already being hurled at us as quickly as they can be loaded into Excel. Many Americans know who the front runners are for the race within

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