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Body cams to become standard uniform of Louisa deputies

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 8:57 am

Deputies from the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office will be sporting some new gear in the coming months as the department upgrades its technology. In partnership with Dominion Power, the department is now integrating body cameras for some of its officers. With a $15,000 contribution from Dominion, the sheriff’s office was able to purchase 13 body cams and pay for the licensing, charging docks and other equipment for the cameras. “The

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  • Airport manager takes off to friendlier skies

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa Airport Manager Jarrod Powers takes pride in the quality of work maintenance crews provide local pilots at Freeman Field.

    Months of political turmoil between the supervisors and the Louisa County Industrial Development Authority have prompted Louisa’s airport manager to find stability elsewhere. Jarrod Powers, who arrived from Tazewell County Airport in August of 2013, is leaving Monday to manage Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise County. He is taking a cut in pay to make the transition, he said. “There’s just too much uncertainty,” Powers, a 15-year veteran of the

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  • Uptown Downtown Louisa Arts Festival to be held March 28

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Louisa County Public Schools is bringing the big-city life to small-town Louisa this weekend for the 28th annual Louisa Arts Festival. The Arts Festival will be held at the Louisa County Middle School from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday March 28. This year’s theme, “Uptown Downtown,”  is a city-inspired idea that art teachers throughout LCPS incorporate in their lessons throughout the year. This year’s logo for the festival  is

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Business News

Lifelong Louisa resident Wade Stanley said he looks forward to providing electronic products and assistance for the community.

Techie takes root in Louisa

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

As a youngster, lifelong Louisa resident Wade Stanley loved a challenge. When the radio broke, he’d crack it open and dive through the machine’s wires and knobs. If a television or refrigerator stopped working, the same course of action would take place. More than 30 years since Stanley graduated from Louisa County High School, Stanley is still tinkering with all types of electrical appliances and he’s bringing his hobby to

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  • Adding the comforts of home for Lake Anna visitors

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Marie and Paul Snyder have launched Lake Anna Linens, which offers linen and towel rentals to vacationers in the area.

    One local couple has cornered the market on ease and comfort at Lake Anna. Paul and Marie Snyder, owners of Lake Anna Linens, are filling a need for vacationers at the lake, supplying quality linens and towels so that busy families don’t have to worry about loading up their vehicles with mounds of bedding and towels from home. Some rental homes at Lake Anna provide linens for guests, but there

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  • Restaurant caters to the race car enthusiast

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    A racing-themed restaurant was the dream of Kelly Coleman and her husband, Don, when they decided to open an eatery of their own.

    The NASCAR season is just beginning to rev up, and one little restaurant in the town of Louisa is well on track to becoming a popular little detour on the town’s main thoroughfare. Owner Kelly Coleman opened The Pit Stop Coffee and Café, a race themed restaurant on Main Street in August, and has already gained a group of regulars. Establishing the restaurant is a dream of Coleman’s, who has

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Technology

Editorial

How do we pick our pets?

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Some pet owners are truly a different breed. They buy clothes for their pets (or knit them themselves). They take selfies with their pets. They buy food out of the freezer case (I’m glad they have a picture of an animal on the packaging or I’d probably fry up a little Fact Feast in my skillet).  But some pets just make you scratch your head… How about keeping

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  • Wouldn’t it be great?

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Don’t take it personally? That’s usually good advice, but today we urge the opposite reaction to all government bodies operating in the shadows, purposely avoiding public scrutiny and genuine transparency. In other words, take closed government personally. Please! Take it personally when a reporter is kicked out of a city council meeting so members can hold an illegal or unnecessary executive session. Take it personally when public access to government

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  • You ever notice…?

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I know Andy Rooney was probably best known for bringing our attention to things with the, “Did you ever notice…” question, and George Carlin was also a master of pointing out the ridiculous in the everyday. But I’m going to give it a try on a much smaller scale here. I was assisting with a “Search-and-Find” on the back of a kids’ menu and was tasked with finding a pirate’s

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