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This week The Central Virginian introduces a new column by Randy Holladay, a retired Louisa County High School Earth Science teacher. Stay tuned for more of his insights like the following about life in Louisa, on and off the ground.

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On Jan. 28, five members of the Louisa County 4-H Nature Explorers participated in the State Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Contest at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox.

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“How long have you been married?” I ask Clineth and Ernest Graves. “Too long!” Ernest quickly responds, then he laughs and she laughs with him.

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Louisa County’s representatives in the Virginia General Assembly, Delegate John McGuire and Senators Mark Peake and Bryce Reeves, have voted on numerous bills over the past two months in the Virginia General Assembly.

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A long-time employee is suing Louisa-based Virginia Community Bank, its holding company and four other defendants for $12 million, claiming she and her colleagues were cheated out of their retirement benefits.

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Nestled along Three Notch Road (Route 250) on the Louisa County line sits a little farm called Spotted Pig Holler. It’s a typical hobby farm with fruits, vegetables, chickens and, yes, even a spotted pig.

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There is a new plan for fighting hydrilla in Lake Anna’s Freshwater Creek this summer, one that does not involve live carp or herbicides.

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The Louisa County Board of Supervisors indicated they support making solar panels on residential property in Louisa County tax-exempt.

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Concerns about the uncertain outcome of the James River Water Project led one county leader to say this week he isn’t ready to support several other high-dollar capital projects.

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A number of bills pending in the Virginia General Assembly could alter the landscape for workers and employers in Louisa County.

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The case of a 16-year-old boy charged with shooting an elderly Louisa County man to death and seriously wounding his wife will go to a grand jury.

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“I just want to be famous,” 15-year-old Timothy Painter said as he nervously waited for the Special Needs Got Talent show to begin.

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For at least a decade, Louisa County Public Schools has been interested in starting a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. But the federal government hasn’t agreed yet to provide the funding.

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As part of their regular duties, sheriff’s deputies in Louisa County transport citizens experiencing mental health crises to psychiatric facilities all over the state.

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The Louisa Medical Center, which once served as the local hospital, reverted to county ownership in October 2019 after more than three decades in the hands of a public charity.

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Over the last 10 years, Louisa residents may have left significant federal funding on the table simply because they didn’t respond to the United States Census.

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With a 5-1 vote at the Jan. 21 meeting, the Louisa County Board of Supervisors agreed to add $796,400 to the draft fiscal year 2021 capital improvement budget for a new emergency services station near Lake Anna.

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Jacob Conley (pictured, at right, with Larry Simpkins) was among the business owners honored at the Jan. 21 Lake Anna Business Partnership dinner. Conley, a financial advisor, was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Other awardees are Rex Ostrander of Axis Surveying (Business Person of the…

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Skateboard enthusiasts from Louisa and from afar have come into town for eight years to check out Strange House, the little shop on West Main Street in the town of Louisa.

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The Town of Mineral is considering adopting regulations for solar panels as their popularity grows as a way to reduce electricity and heating costs.

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The next wave of voting in Louisa County is right around the corner, with a presidential primary scheduled on March 3 and the Louisa town council election in May.

One of Louisa County High School's Esports teams, Team Apollo, consisting of team captain Caleb Coleman, JT Bickley, Tyi Ellis and alternates Jerry Boltz and Andrew Wilson, will play in the Rocket League state quarterfinals on Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. at LCHS.

One of Louisa County High School's Esports teams, Team Apollo, consisting of team captain Caleb Coleman, JT Bickley, Tyi Ellis and alternates Jerry Boltz and Andrew Wilson, will play in the Rocket League state quarterfinals on Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. at LCHS. Esports, or competitive video gaming, …

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The James River Water Authority has strongly denied allegations of improper conduct during an archeological dig near the site where Louisa County hopes to draw its future public water supply. 

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Louisa County Broadband Authority members say they’d like to report to the community how many citizens have obtained faster internet service as a result of the group’s work.

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The Louisa Lions' boys' basketball team improves to 5-2 for the season following a pair of wins to start off the new year. After defeating the Monticello Mustangs 76-51 on the road on Jan. 3, they scored a 71-58 home win over the Midlothian Trojans on Jan. 4. Senior Jarett Hunter breaks down…

The Louisa Lions' boys' basketball team improves to 5-2 for the season following a pair of wins to start off the new year. After defeating the Monticello Mustangs 76-51 on the road on Jan. 3, they scored a 71-58 home win over the Midlothian Trojans on Jan. 4. Senior Jarett Hunter breaks down…

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The James River Water Authority is considering numerous alternative locations and routes for the pump station and pipeline in case it has to relocate from the disputed Rassawek site.

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A Bumpass man was given a 15-year suspended sentence in Louisa Circuit Court today for breaking into a Buckner Road home, a crime he committed in order to get out of a gang.

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Alyssa Ellison became chief of the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office’s animal control unit in 2019. She works closely with veterinarians and fellow law enforcement on everything from high-profile animal seizures to lost pets.

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Customers of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative in Louisa may soon cast their eyes longingly toward Orange County, where co-op members could have high-speed internet access as soon as this year.

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The new town of Louisa police chief, Tom Leary, says he supports bringing back the auxiliary police program that allows volunteers to serve alongside paid officers.

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Colorful quilts were draped around the shoulders of several of Louisa’s World War II and Korean War veterans at the Veterans Day ceremony last month on the Louisa Courthouse lawn. The quilts were made by volunteers here in the county who are part of a group known as Common Threads.

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A year and a half after the Louisa County Industrial Development Authority unveiled plans to build a corporate hangar to attract new business, the project remains in limbo.

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Firing the latest salvo in the battle over Louisa County’s future public water supply, the Monacan Indian Nation asked the Louisa and Fluvanna county boards of supervisors to hire a third party to investigate the actions of the James River Water Authority.

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Marie Bowers started helping her grandmother and aunt make fruitcake when she was six years old. Now 70, she still makes one every year, and considers it one of the best things about Christmas.

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Imagine you’re a child waking up on Christmas morning. You excitedly run out to the tree to see what gifts await you, only to find none. No new toys to play with, no new stuffed animals to hug, not even new clothes to wear.

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There is a lot of controversy around whether Santa Claus could deliver toys to all the children in the world. 

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Jessica Winston became the proud owner of a rehabbed home on Johnson Road this week after working closely with Louisa’s Habitat for Humanity chapter for two years.

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Fishermen who have been casting lines for years off of a pedestrian bridge on Dike 3 at Lake Anna are about to lose their access.

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Deputies of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office are sworn in on Dec. 20 at Louisa Circuit Court for a new four-year term. Donald Lowe, Henry Wash and Stacey Fletcher were sworn in as sheriff, treasurer and commissioner of the revenue, respectively.

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Before they approved rezoning property on Dec. 16 for new housing and business on the south side of Zion Crossroads, the board of supervisors revisited the recent history of the area’s well water.