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Corey Hall

No bail in Louisa hit and run

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

Corey Hall appeared in Louisa County Circuit Court  Jan. 14 to appeal his bond on charges of fleeing the scene of an accident that claimed the life of 35-year-old Bumpass resident Jason King on Willis Proffitt Road New Year’s Eve. Hall, 20, was on bond at the time for an Oct. 24  possession of cocaine charge when Virginia State Trooper Dibble investigated a phone call from Hall’s grandfather, Harry Hall,

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  • Louisa’s school redistricting committee gives recommendations

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Town of Louisa elementary school children may be divided next school year and sent to different elementary schools. The Louisa County School Board announced in December that Moss-Nuckols Elementary School was 11 students shy of reaching capacity, while other schools in the county were under capacity. A Redistricting Committee  was quickly appointed and school staff provided the group with four options to consider when addressing capacity issues at the county’s

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  • Segment of Rt. 522 in Mineral to close on Friday

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that Route 522 (East First Street) in the town of Mineral will close Friday, Jan. 23 from 8 a.m. to no later than 5 p.m. so that a crew can install pavement markings between Route 22 (Piedmont Avenue) and the Buckingham Branch Railroad tracks. Message boards are in place to notify motorists of the work. During the closure, traffic on Route 522 should use

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Business News

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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  • Wine trail highlights area’s best tastes

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Passports will be available for purchase at each winery or online at www.hovawinetrailcom for the Chili Cook-off weekend Jan. 17-18.

    Red, white, dry, sweet, pinot noir, sangiovese and merlot, may sound confusing, but local wineries are banding together to bring some wisdom to would-be wine connoisseurs. Cooper Vineyard, Weston Farms, James River Cellars, Grayhaven, Mattaponi and Lake Anna Wineries are participating in the heart of Virginia Wine Trail chili cook-off competition Jan. 17 and 18. Now, you may be thinking, “wine and chili!?” but according to Assistant Tasting Room Manager

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  • Another step closer to broadband in Louisa

    Posted on January 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Louisa County Broadband Authority celebrated its six-month anniversary in December, although its creation was approved by the board of supervisors in January 2014. It was envisioned that appointed members to the authority would have technical and business expertise. A few individual supervisors waited until last May to make their appointments, and all members had to be sworn in before the authority could officially meet. Once the legal work was

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Editorial

Lee-Jackson Day

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

As I stood at the clerk’s office window in Louisa’s General District Court, I took note of a day the court was to be closed, Jan. 16. “Why are you closed Friday?” I naively asked, only to be told about Lee-Jackson Day. Having been born and bred in upstate New York, I was keenly aware of Martin Luther King Day; however, I immediately felt as though I had been cheated

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  • Get involved

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Let’s face it, none of us is getting any younger, and those who have spent many years of their free time volunteering in community service organizations are—well, tired. It’s time for young blood, fresh ideas, and new energy. Younger people can step up to the plate and make a real difference by getting involved. Yes, we’ve heard the excuses — “I’m so busy,” “Maybe when my kids get older,” or

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  • So many choices

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

    There’s no more putting it off…Christmas is here. The holiday displays in the stores have been trying to warn us since August and some of us just didn’t listen.  No worries, I have discovered Facebook auction sites. Not eBay, not Craigslist, not even Freecycle; Facebook auctions.  No long delays on delivery, just arrange to meet behind the Popeye’s on Laburnum and give them the cash and they give you the

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