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Charge dropped for former Louisa wrestling coach

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm

If former Louisa County High School wrestling coach Dean Hall keeps his nose clean for a year, his May 2014 assault and battery charges will be dismissed from Louisa County Circuit Court. After lengthy courtroom discussions about the legality of the circuit court’s jurisdiction in the case, Michael Caudill, special prosecutor for the Commonwealth, and Hall’s lawyer, Leah Hernandez, agreed to dismiss one of two assault and battery charges. Hall

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Charge dropped for former Louisa wrestling coach

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm

If former Louisa County High School wrestling coach Dean Hall keeps his nose clean for a year, his May 2014 assault and battery charges will be dismissed from Louisa County Circuit Court. After lengthy courtroom discussions about the legality of the circuit court’s jurisdiction in the case, Michael Caudill, special prosecutor for the Commonwealth, and Hall’s lawyer, Leah Hernandez, agreed to dismiss one of two assault and battery charges. Hall

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  • Louisa County man killed in motorcycle crash Wednesday night

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    motorcycle crash

    A motorcycle crash near Mineral claimed the life of a 27-year-old Louisa County man at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to the Virginia State Police,Gabriel Adam Zimicki-Bowditch was traveling south on Chalk Level Road on his 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle when he ran off the road and struck several fence posts. The victim apparently went off the road as he rounded a curve about one-quarter mile from Mt. Pleasant Church

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  • Accidents continue to plague Ware’s Crossroads intersection

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The intersection located at Routes 522 and 208 at Ware’s Crossroads was the site of another traffic accident on May 17.
Photo by John Cavanaugh

    A Louisa County intersection is causing controversy due to its traffic record. The intersection, located at 522 and 208 at Ware’s Crossroads, has been the scene of many collisions in the county. A motor vehicle crash occurred on Sunday, May 17,  involving a 42-year-old male and a 47-year-old woman near Dickinson’s Store in Mineral. Medics responded to the scene following calls placed to law enforcement by witnesses at the intersection.

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Cole Agee had two hits and scored a run for Louisa County’s baseball team against Powhatan.

Powhatan snaps Lions’ win streak

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

Louisa County High School’s baseball team had its six-game win streak snapped May 11 with a 4-2 road loss at Powhatan. The Indians scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to erase a 2-0 deficit. Ryan Brinkley had two hits to lead Powhatan. Jacob Patterson allowed two earned runs in strong innings of work on the hill, but took the loss. Louisa County scored a run in

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  • Brandy Brown leads Louisa Lions to district title

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Brandy Brown stormed onto the high school track scene last  June, earning all-state honors in the long jump as a freshman at the Virginia High School League 4A meet held at Harrisonburg High School. The sophomore standout proved she’s ready to be in the conversation for more  honors  during the Jefferson District track and field championships held May 6 at Louisa County High School. Brown won two indvidual events and

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  • Louisa pitches first no-hitter

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Taylor Robinson pitched three shutout innings of relief for the Lady Lions against Powhatan on May 11.

    Hannah Fletcher and Taylor Robinson combined to throw a no-hitter during Monday’s 2-2 tie with Powhatan. The game was called after six innings because of continued lightning strikes in the area. Fletcher allowed two runs in three strong innings of work for the Lions. Robinson pitched three scoreless innings of relief to secure the tie. Offensively, Sarah Proctor and Fletcher registered an extra base hit and scored a run for

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    Posted on April 30, 2015 at 3:58 pm

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Lifestyles

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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Entertainment

Two down and three to go - a shooter competes against others firing similar caliber weapons.

Shootin’ it out for charity

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 9:05 am

Shooters in Louisa County have contributed $38,790 to various charities over the past 11 years at Bowling Pin Shoots.  This Saturday is this year’s first opportunity to join in the fun and giving at the Bowling Pin Shoot sponsored by Day Lodge Number 58 and Mineral Lodge Number 311. In 2004, Todd Freeman decided to offer his newly constructed shooting range to Day Lodge Number 58 for a bowling pin

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  • Mineral parade and carnival time

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Spring has arrived and with that comes the annual Mineral Volunteer Fire Department’s carnival and parade. This year’s event begins on Wednesday, April 29 and continues through Saturday, May 2 with several special events planned. The Mineral Fire Auxiliary will hold its annual Miss Mineral Flame beauty contest for young ladies between the ages of six months and 19 years old on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m.  There are

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  • 2015 Miss Louisa pageant this weekend

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Seven young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Louisa 2015 on Saturday, March 21.  Each contestant will be judged on their interview prior to the pageant, stage presence and will answer an on-stage question. The pageant will also feature a group dance choreographed and taught to the contestants by Heather Nelson, owner and instructor of Performing Arts 2000 in Louisa.  Paul Jones and Tina Kalentzos of Richmond will

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