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A doublewide home on Cooke Place in Mineral was destroyed by fire on Thursday, April 3 during the early morning hours.

Fire displaces couple, Red Cross to the rescue

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

A Mineral man escaped injury after his double-wide mobile home on Cooke Place went up in flames in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 3. Walter Sprouse said he had fallen asleep in front of the television that evening. In the early morning hours he was awaked by the frantic barking of his five Chihuahua’s and he saw flames coming out of the bedroom. Grabbing all the dogs, Sprouse

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  • ‘Art of the Patterns’ adorn Louisa Middle School

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Mia Burton, a kindergartner who attends Jouett Elementary School, got an up close look at some  art made by classmates and herself.

    Amidst hanging ornaments, musical performances and art-adorned walls, Louisa locals were presented a smorgasbord of student-generated masterpieces during the annual Louisa County Public School Arts Festival on Saturday, April 5. Now in it’s 27th year, the festival has become one of the most anticipated school-run events in the county. Thousands of proud parents, grandparents and friends were in attendance to get an up-close look at a variety of aesthetic works

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  • Unique play to bring Gospel of Mark to life

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Audience members will surround the action during “The Mark Drama,” where 15 performers will take guests through the entire gospel of Mark.

    A revolutionary Christian drama that has gained widespread attention across Europe is set to bring its act to America, with local churches ready to organize and host the play this June. The play, called “The Mark Drama,” takes viewers into the life of Jesus as told in the book of Mark.  Londoner Andrew Page created the drama ten years ago, molding his approach and the actor’s styles after the methods

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  • In Louisa you can have your chicken and egg too

    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The Capozella family raises several variety of chickens in their backyard for egg production.

    In today’s economy, many families are looking for ways to stretch their budget. For some, that includes raising backyard chickens to obtain fresh eggs and sometimes meat for the table. One local family is using chickens not only for their eggs, but for educational purposes as well. Julie and Joe Capozella and their children have been raising chickens since 2012. “I was on a farm my whole life and then

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  • Family roots still producing at Ferncliff farm

    Posted on March 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    In 1919, Albert Crew inherited 312 acres from his father, Steven Crew, and used oxen to work the land.  Steven’s six grandsons received 52 acres each from the remainder.

    Agriculture has been a way of life in Louisa County since it was first founded, its earliest residents settling in the area as they ventured westward from the Tidewater area. The land was cultivated by generation of families, who began wresting a living from the earth – growing crops and raising livestock to sustain themselves – often complementing their earnings by laboring in fields of tobacco to raise cash to

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  • All things agriculture for this Bumpass farm boy

    Posted on March 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Mel Sandlin does a little bit of everything on his Holly Grove farm. His five sons all live nearby and help around the farm. The house in the background is that of Sandlin’s son, Kyle.

    Ever walked through a garden and wondered what type of insect you were looking at? Or perhaps, maybe you have wondered about what type of tree tis standing in your yard, and how long it has been there. If you’re walking with Holly Grove resident Mel Sandlin, you’ll soon find out. A certified Master Gardener of 12 years, Sandlin has a wealth of knowledge on anything alfresco. “I just love

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  • Big city dreams

    Posted on March 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Photographer Andrea Dailey caught Monty Montgomery during a break as he was completing “Eastern Rays,” a 45 x 14-foot mural in the lobby of the Bedford Art Building at Longwood University in Farmville.

    A 45-foot-long wall in the newly constructed Bedford Art Building at Longwood University is alive with a cityscape that emphasizes the relationships among vibrant colors and communicates the perception of artist Monty Montgomery, an alumnus of the Farmville school and native of Louisa. The recently commissioned mural combines his use of rays, geometric shapes and windowed buildings to form the abstract skyline, primarily using acrylics and latex paint on the

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