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Dr. Jane Pendleton Wootton and her husband, Percy, were honored by the Louisa Courthouse Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for the efforts taken in restoring Cuckoo Place after is was severely damaged by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 23, 2011. Cuckoo Place is on the Virginia Landmark Registry. See more on A-2. Photo by Gabby Barnes

Wootton recognized for historic Cuckoo Place renovation

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

Dr. Jane Pendleton Wootton was recognized on May 15 by the Louisa County Courthouse Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution for the historic restoration of a local landmark. Cuckoo Place, established in 1819 for Henry Pendleton, was severely damaged on August  23, 2011 by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Mineral. Originally named Cuckoo Tavern, the landmark is famous for being the site from which  Jack

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  • Former library dedicated as Henson building

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:41 am

    dressed in vintage uniforms

    Thanks to Elsie Fontain Wood Henson, who died at the age of 72 in 1965, hundreds if not thousands of young women in Louisa County have benefited from being able to participate in  Girl Scouts locally. Henson established Louisa Girl Scout Troop #13 in 1938, and remained scoutmaster until her death. Her daughter, Francis Anne Atkins, who died last year, continued as leader after her mother’s death until she retired

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  • Celebrating Louisa’s past in the present

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Bruce Stocking, chief interpreter of the W. S. Hancock Society.

    The Louisa Historical Society hosted its second annual Heritage Day on Saturday, May 2. Despite the rain and chilly weather, the event was a great success, with more than 200 people attending. Visitors came from all over Virginia to check out the activities and demonstrations, and to learn more about the history of Louisa County. The program consisted of events for all ages, ranging from hearth cooking, children’s crafts and

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  • Miss Louisa has week-long itinerary of activities at Dogwood Festival

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Miss Louisa Olivia Riordan packs up on Monday night in readiness for her week-long trip to the 66th annual Dogwood Festival on Tuesday. She is among eight members of the Dogwood Court this year. Submitted photo

    Miss Louisa spent Monday night at home packing suitcases before leaving Tuesday to represent her hometown at the 66th annual Dogwood Festival in Charlottesville. In addition to Miss Louisa, beauty queens from Albemarle, Orange, Nelson, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison and Buckingham counties are on the 2015 Dogwood Court. “I’m super-excited for the week,” Olivia Riordan said. Throughout the week, the girls will spend time getting to know one another. Riordan was

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  • Resource Council executive director retires

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Donna Isom has been with the Louisa Resource Council for nine years and is looking forward to new endeavors. Lloyd Runnett will replace her on May 1. Submitted

    Donna Isom, executive director of the Louisa County Resource Council, has announced her retirement effective May 1. Those who know Isom find it hard to imagine her “in retirement” as she has been a dynamo of energy overseeing the Resource Council’s day-to-day operations and programs for nine years. Under her watch, the agency has expanded its physical plant, added walk-in refrigeration units, and developed new programs to better serve those

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  • Louisa’s coach’s cancer fight continues

    Posted on April 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa Lions football coach Mark Fischer led the team to a 7-4 record in 2014, their best season in four years. Despite a lengthy battle ahead, Fischer maintains his goal is to return to the team for the 2015 season.

    Louisa County High School football head coach Mark Fischer flew to Arkansas on Sunday, April 5, the latest step in his continued fight with cancer. Fischer, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma on July 1, is set to receive a stem cell transplant on April 13 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Located in Little Rock, UAMS has received recognition as one of the world’s leaders in

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  • Holly Grove Rescue delivers baby and mom to hospital

    Posted on April 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Cecelia Noel shares a hospital bed with her daughters Kay-Leigh Ray Boswell and newborn Natilee Grace Boswell after delivering enroute to the hospital.

    At around 7 p.m. on March 24, Cecelia Noel had a contraction. Noel’s baby was a day late and had decided she had spent enough time in the womb. Noel’s contractions were half an hour apart when they began, but by 9 p.m. they were coming every four minutes. At 10 p.m., contractions were less than 2 minutes apart. Alarmed, her family called 911 to report that Noel was in

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