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Pam Jones has had to adjust to a new lifestyle and a new home since her double amputation on January 30.

Louisa woman fights the odds and cleaves to her faith

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

A year ago, Pam Jones had her daily routine down pat.  She would leave her house of 25-years near the Louisa/Goochland county line, drive to her place of work as a nurse at The Laurels Nursing Facility, and return home at night to her trusty dog, Cheyenne. Wake up, work, rest, repeat. So when Jones went in for a knee replacement on July 2 of last year, she expected a

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Pam Jones has had to adjust to a new lifestyle and a new home since her double amputation on January 30.

Louisa woman fights the odds and cleaves to her faith

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

A year ago, Pam Jones had her daily routine down pat.  She would leave her house of 25-years near the Louisa/Goochland county line, drive to her place of work as a nurse at The Laurels Nursing Facility, and return home at night to her trusty dog, Cheyenne. Wake up, work, rest, repeat. So when Jones went in for a knee replacement on July 2 of last year, she expected a

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  • Training saves Louisa County lives

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Firefighters assist one another to extract a person who has been in a car wreck. Volunteers and career firefighters participated in training  exercises on March 24 and 25 at the Louisa Fire Training Center in Mineral, where they gained hands-on experience using the equipment for the extractions such as this.

    Staying abreast of the latest techniques involved in saving lives in Louisa County takes constant work, dedication and grueling training. In fact, Louisa County career and volunteer firefighters come together on a monthly basis to train and learn new life saving techniques. An extrication class was held at the Louisa Fire Training Center in Mineral on March 24 and 25. The group began their session with didactics instruction before moving

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  • Accolades for Louisa’s hometown newspaper

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Paula D. Parrish (l to r), Tommy Nelson, Paula Hawthorne, Deana Meredith, Tina Walker, Juanita Riordan and Andrew Woolfolk captured Virginia Press Association awards for The Central Virginian during its annual dinner and awards presentation in Short Pump on Saturday, April 5.

    The Central Virginian was honored for everything from awards for carnival ads to headline writing at the Virginia Press Association’s annual awards banquet in Short Pump on Saturday, April 5. Paula Parrish’s headline writing abilities earned her top honors in the headline writing category.  The judges said her headlines were “witty” and “great.” The winning entry was comprised of five headlines, “New meaning to stuffing the turkey; Flippin’ golf cart

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Head coach Kevin Fisher said his seniors have no intentions of looking back to last year’s disappointing season.

Louisa Lions determined to turn page

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

Louisa may be in the midst of a two-game losing streak, but they’ve seen worse. If you really want to see a Lion droop his shoulders, ask him about last year’s 4-16 season. Ask him about the attitude that team had. “Last year, we’d be too worried about a game that happened yesterday instead of the work that needed to be put in today,” senior ace Thomas Dunnavant said. “Everybody

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  • Visiting Flucos flummox Louisa

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Third baseman Josh Holley was just short in his attempt to steal home on an errant pitch during the bottom of the first inning. Photo by Chan Powell.

    The bats went cold and the score went south for Louisa in their matchup versus Fluvanna on Monday. The Lions struggled at the plate en route to a 3-6 defeat under their hometown lights. “We couldn’t find a way to get a leadoff hitter on, and the bats just went dead tonight,” Lions head coach Kevin Fisher said. “The kids battled, they were fighting, but we’re in a tough stretch

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  • Raeshawn Bishop, Louisa’s man on the fast track

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Lions senior Raeshawn Bishop’s performance at Louisa’s latest match put him atop the school’s all-time scoring list for outdoor track athletes. Photo by Charletta Anderson.

    When Lions senior Raeshawn Bishop cleared the six-foot-two-inch bar at Louisa’s outdoor track meet on Saturday, April 5 at Woodberry Forest, he didn’t just glide over a suspended bar, he soared past the competition and into the record books. Bishop came into the first track meet of the year knowing that anything better than a subpar performance would vault him ahead of former Louisa great Sean Robinson on the school’s

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Lifestyles

Pharmacist Mate First Class Stephen Clusky Cromwell, with his daughter, Jane Shelhorse.

From corpsman to country doctor

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

“He faced some tough situations in the war,” Jane Shelhorse, director of the Louisa County Parks and Recreation said. “Seeing that he came through, I think he was one of the luckiest people…because he did make it back.” Shelhorse gave this introduction about her father, Pharmacist Mate First Class Stephen Cluskey Cromwell. Cromwell was the guest speaker for the Golden Age Club at the Betty J. Queen Center on Friday,

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  • Fire displaces couple, Red Cross to the rescue

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

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

    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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Entertainment

Local churches unite for extravaganza

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

Growing up in inner-city Richmond, Mike Crawley developed a passion for utilizing community outreach programs as a way to spread the Gospel. “The church is not restricted or confined to four walls,” Crawley said, gesturing to the confines of his pastoral office at Foster Creek Baptist Church in Louisa. “My heart is in evangelism and in outreach.” It was with that passion that Crawley founded what is simply known as

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  • Country Church Day has been a community mainstay for 100 years in Cuckoo

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    A performance by The Young Bullrushes, Gilboa Christian Church’s youth harmonica group, will be one of various musical performances given during Country Church Day.

    A century ago, Dr. William Forrest – then pastor of Gilboa Christian Church – conceived the idea of holding an annual springtime festival for his congregation; one that would commemorate the integral role that the church had played in the nation, community and life of locals. While Forrest and members of the inaugural celebration may be long gone, the sense of pride, tradition and respect they helped forge lives on.

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  • Concert series to strike chord on Lake Anna

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Thanks to a combination of inspiration and perspiration, members of the Lake Anna Business Partnership have arranged for an intriguing concert series to be held at Anna Point Marina throughout the upcoming summer. The six gigs, which will average about two-and-a-half hours in length, will be held one night per month from April to September. The idea for the event is the direct result of brainstorming sessions by LABP President

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