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Walton Park will now be known as Walton-Noel Park.

New name for Mineral park

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

Walton Park has a new name. Based on the recommendation of James “Jimmie” Dodd, longtime operator of the Mineral Bluegrass Festival, Mineral Town Council members voted 3-2 on Monday to change the park’s name to “Walton-Noel Park.” The additional surname commemorates the contributions of Peyton Noel, a longtime Mineral resident who was instrumental in securing the donation and refurbishing the park. Noel died in April of 2007 at the age

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Walton Park will now be known as Walton-Noel Park.

New name for Mineral park

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

Walton Park has a new name. Based on the recommendation of James “Jimmie” Dodd, longtime operator of the Mineral Bluegrass Festival, Mineral Town Council members voted 3-2 on Monday to change the park’s name to “Walton-Noel Park.” The additional surname commemorates the contributions of Peyton Noel, a longtime Mineral resident who was instrumental in securing the donation and refurbishing the park. Noel died in April of 2007 at the age

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  • Charges dropped against Louisa substitute teacher

    Posted on November 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Simple assault and battery charges that were levied against a substitute teacher at Louisa County Middle School have been dropped by the family of the accuser. Now, speaking out about the incident for the first time, the exonerated teacher is ready for her name to be cleared. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, a sixth grade LCMS student – whose name has not been released – accused substitute teacher Crystal Harris of

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  • Former coach sentenced to five years in prison

    Posted on November 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The striped uniforms former youth sports coach Steven M. Smith will see for the next five years will not be those of a referee, but instead will be those of fellow inmates. Smith was sentenced on Nov. 17 to five years in prison on a conviction of aggravated sexual battery. The conviction stems from an original arrest on March 2 in which an officer from the Louisa Police Department responded

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Sports

Time Out

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

They say that football parallels life. I agree. The qualities the sport requires for success, quite often, mirror what it takes in the real word. A good football team learns that no man is bigger than the cause itself, and when every player adopts that mindset, progress – in some form or fashion – occurs. But on Friday night, after a crushing 21-7 defeat to Woodgrove in their playoff opener,

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  • Lions fall in playoff opener

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Woodgrove’s defense allowed Louisa to gain more than 200 yards, but forced two crucial turnovers in the second half.

    A season where expectations were met and even exceeded by the Louisa Lions ended with the team coming up just short in a closely contested match versus Woodgrove in the opening round of the 4A North Virginia High School League playoffs on Friday, falling 21-7. Louisa headed into halftime tied at seven with the Wolverines (8-3), and even looked poised to take the lead midway through the third quarter before

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  • Louisa’s football seniors in the spotlight

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

    This year’s captains, Brian Townes (l to r), Demetrius Washington and Josh Grady are three of 24 seniors playing for the Lions.

    As a whole, the Louisa Lions are a pretty experienced squad. After all, of their 52-man roster, 24 are seniors. But as for playoff expertise, the Lions are pretty green. Louisa’s playoff opener versus Woodgrove on Friday marks the end of the program’s two-year playoff drought. Most of this year’s senior class experienced great success as junior varsity players, but struggled to just seven wins combined in 2012 and 2013.

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Lifestyles

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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Entertainment

Benefit bingo for Louisa coach

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Women of the Moose #1850 will host a benefit bingo for Louisa Varsity Head Coach Mark Fischer on Dec. 6 at its facility, located on School Bus Road. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with games beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and will only be available in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase a ticket, contact Nora at (434) 270-3020, Leeanne at

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  • Community Chorus readies for concerts

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Members of the Louisa Community Chorus are rehearsing diligently to prepare the music for this year’s concert.  The concert is entitled “With A Song In My Heart” and will feature the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as spirituals, jazz and “Let it Go” from the Disney movie “Frozen.” The concerts will be held at Louisa United Methodist Church on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov.

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  • Blue Knights help child with third annual bike ride

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The third annual Evan Adams Memorial Benefit Ride kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Court Café and Pub in the town of Louisa at 9 a.m. to raise money to help a six-year-old boy with neurogenic bladder syndrome and kidney reflux. Leland Crickenberger went for a  routine visit to his doctor in October of 2012 and was diagnosed shortly afterward. He underwent three surgeries to track the progress

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