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Ties to the Civil Rights movement

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

Local Renaissance Man Melvin Burruss has lived in New York, California and Texas. But when he semi-retired last year, the Vietnam veteran decided to enjoy a quieter, more slow-paced existence and finally settle down full-time in Louisa County, where his family has deep roots. A full century before the Civil Rights movement, Burruss’ great-great grandmother, Ellen, purchased some land of her own in the Zion Crossroads area, and the family

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  • Community matriarch celebrates a century

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Eugenia Bumpass

    Eugenia Trainum Bumpass celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 2 with hundreds of friends who attended a party in her honor at Gilboa Christian Church. The impact she has made on so many through her century of living was evident as those who love and respect the diminutive woman formed a line to offer their accolades to the centenarian. Born at home in the Melton’s community of Louisa County to

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  • Rotary looks to grow in downtown Louisa

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

    It’s no secret that the Louisa County Rotary Club likes to help every facet of the community, be it students, businesses or the residents themselves. From passing out 300 dictionaries per year to local students or organizing play presentations, their mission is clear. Hard work isn’t avoided. That’s why, when brainstorming for their next big project, the group combined all of their passion, hands-on involvement and community improvement into a

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  • Louisa’s service clubs in sharp decline

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

    A dozen years ago, when John Skelly arrived at his monthly Belmont Ruritan Club meetings, he was joined by nearly all of his fellow 82 members of the organization. The discussions for how to further the national group’s mission of “fellowship, goodwill and community service” were often lively, upbeat and promising. Today, Skelly is still attending the meetings, but instead of being met with packs of enthusiastic colleagues, he’s met

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  • Local church bringing outreach center to Mineral

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Calvary Chapel of Louisa preacher Dave Hansen was all smiles while working on restoring the Mineral Avenue building on Monday.

    It’s a cold Monday morning and just a few days after Christmas, but Dave Hansen is ready to put in a full day’s worth of hard work. Joined by a few friends, Hansen is on a mission to renovate a battered building on Main Street in Mineral that once housed a pet store. He’s armed with paintbrushes, ladders and brooms. A beaten-up boombox – resting among coffee cups and Hardees

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  • Louisa Santa Council wraps up another year

    Posted on January 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Members of the Louisa County Middle School CATs team are one of several groups that wrap books for the Santa Council to distribute.

    The Santa Council of Louisa County has completed another successful year, thanks in large part to the generous support of the community, both financially and with volunteer hours. When distribution was finally completed, over 600 families had been served, and as of New Year’s Eve, over $36,000 had been contributed to the effort by the community. Once again this year, several groups helped the organization wrap the over 1,200 books

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  • Shop with a cop

    Posted on January 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Town of Louisa Police Department Officer Brian Wilson (l to r) and Chief Ronnie Roberts assist T.J. Lloyd and his family in their newly created program “Shop with a Cop.”

    The town of Louisa Police Department is reaching out to the community this holiday season by introducing its “Shop with a Cop” program. The program is designed to bring a little holiday cheer to families that may not have the funds to buy things other than necessities. “There are children in every community that aren’t quite as fortunate to have a Christmas,” Ronnie Roberts, chief of the LPD, said. “This

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