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Albemarle County Police Department driving instructor David Rhodes explains the easy drift system that simulates losing control of a vehicle

Officers hone driving skills at Louisa airport

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 9:54 am

The Albemarle County Police Department is going to driving school in Louisa, and not because they have points on their license. Kids running into the road, hitting loose gravel, parallel parking, and learning the dimensions of all the vehicles ACPD officers could drive are some of the situations these officers train for. Louisa County Sheriff’s Office uses the lot to train officers on the Police Pursuit Utility vehicles and has

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  • Family celebrates rich history of matriarch

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Most people spend the middle of the autumn season waiting for Thanksgiving and Christmas to arrive. Louisa County resident Helen Taylor Hiter was just waiting for Nov. 6. That’s because that Thursday marked a special occasion: Hiter’s 100th birthday. Hiter spent the day celebrating with her family. The longtime Louisa resident lives with her daughter, Jean Bazzanella, owner of Christopher Run Campground. “They’re treating me halfway nice,” Hiter said, her

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  • The most unusual birthday gifts for this Louisa boy

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Rylan Seay got together with family and friends to celebrate his 11th birthday and Halloween on Friday, Oct. 24.  In today’s society, it is often heard that kids are self-centered, selfish, unconcerned and entitled; but this special boy in the community put the welfare of others before himself. Usually, piles of gifts for the birthday boy would be brought to the party; but not with this amazing young man. Seay

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  • Louisa advocate for breast exams and mammograms

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Shirley Christmas is back in the driver’s seat after battling breast cancer late last year.

    When Shirley Christmas went for a routine check up at Medical Associates of Louisa in May of 2013, the expression on her doctor’s face told her everything. The physician had detected a large lump deep in the tissue of her left breast that had gone unnoticed by Christmas, and hadn’t shown up in her mammogram five months earlier. The longtime Louisa County Public Schools bus driver was referred to a

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  • Louisa pastor competes in NYC Marathon

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Josh Turner is pastor of New Life Community Church in Louisa.

    There’s a verse that motivates New Life Community Church Pastor Josh Turner when he’s out running. It’s found in Hebrews 12, where the writer talks about a “great cloud of witnesses” surrounding those who “run the race marked out for them.” It’s a maxim that Turner found himself pondering many times on Sunday, Nov. 2. That’s when the 42-year-old pastor competed in the 26.2-mile New York City Marathon, which is

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  • Turf crew shows support for Fischer

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Members of The Jungle Turf Crew painted “Fists up for Fisch” in the football team’s practice field endzone.  The phrase, which spread during Fischer’s first bout with cancer a few years ago, has reappeared since his diagnosis of multiple myeloma. The 15-member crew painted the design by hand after plotting parts of the project on computer.

    Since announcing in mid-October that he has been rediagnosed with multiple myeloma, Louisa football head coach Mark Fischer has received encouraging messages from many mediums, be it Facebook, through emails or old fashioned, handwritten letters. The members of Louisa County High School’s renowned Jungle Turf Crew (JTC) also wanted to send their best wishes to Fischer. So, they wrote him a note in their own unique fashion and put it

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  • Crikey! Louisa resident wins global contest

    Posted on November 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Braden Benz spends most of his free time educating others about  the value of recycling to save the environment.

    Growing up, Braden Benz caught every episode of “The Crocodile Hunter” he could so he could watch his hero, Steve Irwin, in action. Now, the 17-year-old Louisa County resident has the opportunity to meet the late-conservationist’s family in Australia after winning an award given by Irwin’s daughter, Bindi. Benz was one of two winners in the entire world to win the inaugural Visionary Wildlife Warrior Award, which was handed out

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