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Anyone looking to add some color to their day would do well to visit the newest exhibit at the Louisa Arts Center’s Purcell Gallery.

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County planners delayed rezoning land on Aug. 8 for a shopping center near Lake Anna’s busiest corner, as neighbors worried about doing justice to the “gateway” to the lake.

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Aug. 20: Louisa Town Council at Louisa Town Hall, 212 Fredericksburg Avenue, 6 p.m.

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Representatives of the Monacan Nation took their case against the James River Water Project directly to their opponents on Tuesday, demanding that the pipeline be moved from the former site of the tribe’s capital city.

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The Friendly Oaks clubhouse, a gathering place in the town of Mineral for people with developmental disabilities, is scheduled to close at the end of the year.

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Citizens are invited to a Rural Broadband Summit this Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Louisa County High School. Registration is required - go to https://bit.ly/2KwLoGR to sign up.

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The priority of the Little Lions Learning Lab, which opened its doors recently to preschool-aged children, is to whet the interest of high school students in careers as educators. 

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Senior citizens will pay more starting later this month to ride the bus to the senior center, but trips to the grocery, doctor’s offices and other stops will cost less.

The most recent harmful algae blooms on Lake Anna were a hot topic at the Lake Anna Civic Association’s annual membership meeting on July 27 at the North Anna Nuclear Information Center. 

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County leaders gave their blessing to a massive housing and commercial development in Zion Crossroads after staff assured them there is enough water to supply the area for the foreseeable future.

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Michael Rowe, 32, of Louisa, pleaded guilty on Aug. 7 in Louisa Circuit Court to charging at a sheriff's deputy while holding a gun and a knife.

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How many of us remember when being creative in school meant cutting snowflakes from folded paper and making 3-D designs with old boxes, cans and paper towel tubes?  

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Dennis Harbin’s interest in airplanes began with building model airplanes with his father in their hometown of Flint, Michigan. Their focus then grew toward larger projects after the two of them joined the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association in 1963.

The Louisa Gators closed its 2019 season at the Jefferson Swim League championship meet held at University of Virginia’s Aquatic and Fitness Center July 26 and 27. The Gators scored 880 points during the two-day event, placing 13th out of 17 teams. 

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Juanita Jo Matkins, the Democratic candidate for Louisa County’s seat in the House of Delegates braved an occasionally hostile audience at a July 25 forum as she put forward her case for ousting incumbent Republican John McGuire.

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The agency responsible for substance abuse and mental health services in Louisa County will begin offering medicated-assisted treatment this month to patients who struggle with opioid drug addiction.

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The boundary line that separates Louisa and Goochland counties may soon be fixed, but that doesn’t necessarily mean citizens who live in the area will get to vote where they want.

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With Jessie Shupe out of contention, the race for the Louisa district seat on the board of supervisors is open again with a new filing deadline of Sept. 6.

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Seven people were transported to area hospitals Tuesday after a chain reaction of accidents occurred at 9:57 a.m. on I-64 in Goochland involving four tractor trailers and several cars.

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Speed demons may want to reconsider their driving habits as the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office ramps up enforcement on four of the county’s busier roads.

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Two sheriff’s deputies were nearly struck by a driver and a third officer crashed his cruiser during a busy weekend for law enforcement.

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A Louisa man was identified by Prince William County Police Department officials Sunday as the victim of a homicide that occurred about two miles northwest of Quantico on Saturday night.

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The unusually hot spell over the weekend created heavy demand for water from the Zion Crossroads wells. Some customers found their water was brown or cloudy, which county officials attributed to sediment and air in water lines.

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The Belmont Club of Women were delighted to have Louisa Adult Community Education’s former director, John Plunkett, and current director, Sharon MacDonald, speak at its July meeting. 

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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s communications and public relations team was recognized in the 2019 Spotlight on Excellence Awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. 

Damian Weaver is a hard worker by anyone’s standards. He works four jobs and since the beginning of this year has been the proud owner of Frosties Rail Stop in Louisa. 

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For the second straight year, the Virginia Department of Health has advised people to avoid swimming in certain areas of Lake Anna due to a harmful algae bloom.  

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Evan Pelot, a former Louisa County High School assistant varsity baseball coach and teacher, was indicted July 15 by a grand jury for attempting to break into a Mineral house.

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A trio of landowners proposed rezoning 87 acres near Lake Anna for residential use, drawing criticism from neighbors who say it will create too much boat traffic.

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One of three big housing developments proposed in Zion Crossroads is headed for the Louisa County Board of Supervisors for a vote, despite concerns about water supply and impacts on schools and public safety.

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One member of the Louisa Lions’ baseball team recently received an opportunity to show his skills in a national tournament this summer.

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Louisa Community Emergency Fund recently held its fifth annual BBQ Throwdown fundraiser at the Betty Queen Center. LCEF board members were pleased with the attendance and funds generated to help local families in crisis.

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The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office says its community outreach programs are continuing to grow in popularity and are showing marked results.

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A new tool to protect rural land and encourage development in growth areas was part of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors’ comprehensive plan discussion on July 1.

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Louisa’s Major baseball team wrapped up its run at the District 14 title in style, defeating Culpeper 12-1 on Luck Field in Mineral on July 2. The win earns the team a spot in the Virginia Little League state tournament next week.

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Much of the first meeting of a citizens’ group formed to address safety concerns on Shannon Hill Road (Rt. 605) focused on residents’ unresolved grievances about the planned 700-acre industrial park.

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Mary Katherine and Aaron Dudley of Holly Grove want to know who vandalized their fencing over the holiday weekend and are offering a $2,500 reward.