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Mineral reverses its own decision on Walton Park name

Posted on December 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

The name “Walton Park” lasted for more than five decades. “Walton-Noel Park,” however, did not. Members of Mineral Town Council voted 3-0-1 on Monday, Dec. 8 to return to the name “Walton Park” for the five-acre parcel owned by the town, reversing a decision the same council had made just one month earlier. The park was named for Elizabeth Trice Walton, a prominent member of the community who donated the

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Mineral reverses its own decision on Walton Park name

Posted on December 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

The name “Walton Park” lasted for more than five decades. “Walton-Noel Park,” however, did not. Members of Mineral Town Council voted 3-0-1 on Monday, Dec. 8 to return to the name “Walton Park” for the five-acre parcel owned by the town, reversing a decision the same council had made just one month earlier. The park was named for Elizabeth Trice Walton, a prominent member of the community who donated the

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  • Downtown project afterthoughts

    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Portions of the Main Street sidewalk have been renovated featuring improved sidewalks, bump-outs and new streetlights.

    With the downtown project 50 percent complete, business owners on Main Street shared 100 percent of their thoughts. Construction started in January 2014 and is expected to be completed in mid to late spring of 2015. So far, Main Street business owners have seen widened sidewalks, decorative streetlights and bump outs in the sidewalk that slows traffic and makes pedestrians who are crossing more visible to motorists according to Brad

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  • Mother fights for equal education for all students

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Erin and Phillip Johnson of Gordonsville have a soft spot when it comes to children—especially those who are the most vulnerable. The couple already had two sons of their own, but after viewing a documentary that depicted how orphaned, disabled children in the Ukraine were treated, they decided to reach out in 2010 and adopt a child from that country. “Everyone told us we were nuts—even our social worker,” Erin

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Sports

Sisk hits century mark in victories

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

After pinning Freedom High School’s 120-pounder Chris Hemstreet for a six-point, first round victory on Saturday, Louisa County High School junior Jeffrey Sisk calmly walked over to his coach, Trevor Gallo, shook hands, and released a smile. It was about as much emotion to be expected from the often-placid Sisk. That all-business attitude has forged a path of sustained success. Sisk’s pin of Hemstreet marked the 100th career victory for

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  • Louisa track team shines at Liberty

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    From Louisa, it’s a two-hour hike to Lynchburg. The Lions track teams made that trek on Saturday, and they made it worth it. Louisa’s boys team took home seventh-place out of the 36-team 2014 Liberty University Christmas Invitational. The girls team was equally impressive, finishing eleventh out of 30 teams. Along the way, Louisa had 12 members tally marks good enough to qualify for the conference and regional tournament. Louisa’s

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  • Louisa wrestling takes third place in 24-team tourney

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    With a first-year head coach on the sidelines and multiple veteran wrestlers unable to compete, the Lions would have had plenty of excuses for a lackluster showing at their season opening meet on Saturday. But instead of folding, they flourished. The Lions finished third in the 24-team King George Duals on Saturday, going 4-1 overall on the day and starting off the season with a solid step in the right

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The artists rendering shows what the columbarium will look like after all phases have been completed.

Long awaited columbarium approved

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:14 am

  A project that was once dead in the water has found  life in the new year. Louisa Town Council approved the construction of a columbarium in the Hillcrest Cemetery at its November meeting. A columbarium is an above ground depository for cremated remains, and after multiple requests, the town council resurrected the 2008 plan. When the columbarium was originally proposed, the economy took a nose dive. “We just kept

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  • Looking past her lymphoma

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

    At the 5K held in her honor, Jodi Martin braved the cold temperatures to high-five participants thanking them for their support.

    Jodi Martin knows that for every problem, there’s a way to work through it. That’s what being an instructional assistant for 10 years does to you. Martin takes pride in making sure no student is left behind during lessons. There are 442 students at Trevilians Elementary School where Martin assists kindergarten and first-grade teachers, and not all of those pupils are wired the same way. “If the teacher is teaching

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  • Louisa dog handler to participate in Eukanuba National Championships

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Hope Matkins, with Grizz, will participate in the Eukanuba National Championships, the second largest dog show in the nation.

    They say that dog is a man’s best friend. But the ladylike charm that 14-year-old handler Hope Matkins exudes with her canine companions may call for a revision of that long-held maxim. A freshman at Louisa County High School, Matkins has been working as a Junior handler since she was four years old. Her hard work has culminated into earning a spot in the prestigious 2014 Eukanuba National Championships on

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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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