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Holly Grove Volunteer Rescue Squad member Susan Anderson recently received the Regional EMS Outstanding Pre-Hospital Provider Award.

Holly Grove volunteer always an EMT at heart

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 11:41 am

Growing up, Susan Anderson watched every episode of “Emergency.” That was the reason why she really wanted to join the rescue squad. “I was just so interested in it,” Anderson said. “But all of the paramedics on there were always guys, and girls were always nurses, so… I always said I was going to be a nurse.” By the time Anderson graduated from Louisa County High School, she had decided

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Holly Grove Volunteer Rescue Squad member Susan Anderson recently received the Regional EMS Outstanding Pre-Hospital Provider Award.

Holly Grove volunteer always an EMT at heart

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 11:41 am

Growing up, Susan Anderson watched every episode of “Emergency.” That was the reason why she really wanted to join the rescue squad. “I was just so interested in it,” Anderson said. “But all of the paramedics on there were always guys, and girls were always nurses, so… I always said I was going to be a nurse.” By the time Anderson graduated from Louisa County High School, she had decided

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  • Louisa landfill users face detours Monday

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Motorists who plan to be in the Moorefield Road area of Louisa County, near the Louisa County Landfill on Monday, June 1,  will need to rethink their route while the Virginia Department of Transportation replaces a drainage pipe along that stretch of road. According to a VDOT spokesperson, a section of Route 689 (Moorefield Road)  will be closed betweem 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Route 700 (Mica Road) to

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  • Exploring a shadowed past: America’s first family’s emotional relationship revealed through writing

    Posted on May 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

    The delicate relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his daughter, Martha, had rarely been studied until a Louisa author decided to change the conversation. After thoroughly researching the subject, Billy Wayson wrote “Revealing Stories of Martha and Thomas Jefferson—Republican Daughter and Plantation Mistress.” “It focuses on the emotional dimension in Jefferson and it presents Martha as a major emotional foundation essential to his public career,” Wayson said. The independent scholar has

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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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    Thinking about buying a compact tractor?

    Posted on April 30, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    It’s a big decision and can also be rather intimidating when trying to figure out exactly what you need or whether you can find something to do the job that doesn’t blow the bank. If  you’ve been thinking about buying a compact tractor, you’ll need to weigh in on size, function, power and your budget. Every tractor worth considering will have a clean, fuel-efficient diesel engine, transmission, rear three-point hitch,

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World War II veteran’s perspective of flying through the clouds

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:27 pm

As a young boy living in Summerville, Georgia, G. B. Lambert, now 92, played with model airplanes. He hoped to fly the real thing one day. In Lambert’s case, the opportunity presented itself when he joined the United States Army Air Forces during World War II at the age of 20. At the time, the education qualifications were lowered to a high school education, but Lambert was sent to complete

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  • Wootton recognized for historic Cuckoo Place renovation

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

    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

    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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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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