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Firefighters assist one another to extract a person who has been in a car wreck. Volunteers and career firefighters participated in training  exercises on March 24 and 25 at the Louisa Fire Training Center in Mineral, where they gained hands-on experience using the equipment for the extractions such as this.

Training saves Louisa County lives

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

Staying abreast of the latest techniques involved in saving lives in Louisa County takes constant work, dedication and grueling training. In fact, Louisa County career and volunteer firefighters come together on a monthly basis to train and learn new life saving techniques. An extrication class was held at the Louisa Fire Training Center in Mineral on March 24 and 25. The group began their session with didactics instruction before moving

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  • Accolades for Louisa’s hometown newspaper

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Paula D. Parrish (l to r), Tommy Nelson, Paula Hawthorne, Deana Meredith, Tina Walker, Juanita Riordan and Andrew Woolfolk captured Virginia Press Association awards for The Central Virginian during its annual dinner and awards presentation in Short Pump on Saturday, April 5.

    The Central Virginian was honored for everything from awards for carnival ads to headline writing at the Virginia Press Association’s annual awards banquet in Short Pump on Saturday, April 5. Paula Parrish’s headline writing abilities earned her top honors in the headline writing category.  The judges said her headlines were “witty” and “great.” The winning entry was comprised of five headlines, “New meaning to stuffing the turkey; Flippin’ golf cart

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  • Another arrest made in Waynesboro’s captain’s disappearance and murder

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the murder investigation of Waybesboro Reserves Captain Kevin Wayne Quick. Travis Leon Bell, aka Kweli Uhuru, 23, of Front Royal, was taken into custody by Virginia State Police on Thursday, April 10, according to Goochland Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Caudill. Bell is charged with gang participation during a criminal act. The warrant originated from the Winchester Circuit Court for a probation

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Work has begun on clearing land for AutoZone, an auto parts store, that will open in June in the town of Louisa.

Louisa to welcome its sixth auto parts store

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:46 am

A new automobile parts and accessories store is coming to the town of Louisa this summer and will hire between 12 and 15 employees. AutoZone, one of the largest retailers for automotive parts and accessories for do-it-yourself customers, is scheduled to open on June 9. Located on 1.57 acres previously occupied by the former  Carterfields sporting goods store, the former building has been razed and crews are clearing the land.

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  • Louisa’s communities shaped by special people

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Jack Manzari, chairman of Louisa Chamber of Commerce, presents Ed Schuler, founder and CEO of Bio-Cat, with the prestigious Business Person of the Year award.

    Members of the Louisa County Chamber of Commerce were reminded of their importance to the community and selected individuals were honored for their support and involvement during the group’s annual ceremony on Thursday, April 3. More than 100 members of the local chamber attended the banquet, which is  held annually at Shenandoah Crossing Resort in Gordonsville. During the event, LCC chairman Jack Manzari presented Ed Schuler, the founder and CEO

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  • Louisa and Zion Crossroads partnership spreads the news and gives back to the community

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The Central Virginian and  Gordonsville Walmart launched a “Read for Literacy” campaign on Thursday, March 20. Kicking off the campaign are (l to r) Walmart staff John Mays, Keith Pillow, Stan Coggins, as well as Deana Meredith, editor of The CV, and Walmart’s Dawn King and Store Manager Renee Reynolds, along with Katherine Ring, The CV’s circulation coordinator.

    The Central Virginian and Gordonsville Walmart have partnered to launch a “Read for Literacy” campaign to support the Adult Community Education [ACE] program in Louisa County. The “Read for Literacy” program started on Thursday, March 20. The Gordonsville Walmart will donate to ACE 15 cents of every The Central Virginian sold inside the store. “Working with Walmart is about more than selling papers. It’s about strengthening literacy in the community,”

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Cheap or frugal?

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:34 am

By Chuck Moss There seems to be a difference between being cheap and being frugal…but only if you’re the one being cheap, I mean frugal.  I’m no exception, really. I look at the prices on the menu before I decide what I want to eat when I go to the restaurant.  And I know I’m completely out of my depth when I find a price I can deal with, then

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  • Liberty Lost

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Guest Commentary by Brian Golden Liberty is lost when it’s seized by government or freely relinquished in response to false pretenses and misleading promises. Liberty isn’t lost all at once; it’s lost bit by bit.  One freedom after another is targeted and taken.  Different groups of people are intentionally pitted against each other in order to weaken society, making it easier to diminish liberty.  This segmenting is done based on

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  • Sunshine Week

    Posted on March 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    This week is Sunshine Week, a nationwide discussion about the importance of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. During this week we pay special attention to our collective obligation to bring some “sunshine” to the often shadowy processes of government decision-making. Different governments have different ways of inhibiting effective oversight of government decision-making, from intentional stonewalling and secrecy to budget-driven decisions to reduce

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