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The electronic game devices that have appeared in stores and gas stations all over Louisa County look a lot like gambling machines. You could spend a few dollars on a game and walk away with a hundred in your pocket. 

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Some of the characters most familiar to readers of the Sunday funny pages will take the stage tomorrow night at the Louisa Arts Center for the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

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A proposed revision to the county code would increase significantly the minimum lot size allowed in areas of the county zoned for agriculture.

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The Louisa County School Board voted Dec. 3 to send a $6.8 million capital improvement budget to the board of supervisors. The draft budget includes the first round of funding for a new career and technical education building and a long-anticipated addition to Jouett Elementary School.

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Diapers. Formula. Doctor visits … these are just a few of the many expenses mothers have to worry about. Reliable transportation shouldn’t be one of them, but it’s an issue for many mothers in Louisa County. 

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Akbar Dehghani has more than 30 years of experience with flooring and carpeting installation to pass on to his customers.

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It may not be the most well-known sport in Louisa County High School, but that doesn’t stop the members of the Lions’ scholastic bowl team from enjoying themselves.

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A number of gravestones in the town of Louisa’s historical Oakland Cemetery are getting some much-needed care.

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A crew of Louisa County High School students is helping build an affordable home for a local family and gaining valuable work skills they can use after they graduate.

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A Louisa County judge denied a motion in a murder case to remove a portrait of Robert E. Lee from the Louisa County Circuit Courthouse. 

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What do the gun-related bills filed in the Virginia General Assembly in recent weeks say that has so many people fired up?

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Bruce and Katherine Johnson took a break on a recent weekend from the hard work of raising cattle and sheep. For a few hours, they threw a party, inviting their customers and guests to see what they do and taste the fruits of their labor.

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Living in a rural community has many benefits, but there are also some down sides. Certain services are scarce, and the distance to reach doctors, dentists and grocery stores can be considerable.  

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A week after a 16-year-old boy was charged with murdering a Louisa County man and seriously wounding his wife behind their home, family members struggled to come to terms with what happened.

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A member of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors wants the county to declare its opposition to gun control proposals now being floated in the Virginia General Assembly.

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A change in the state’s Medicaid program has forced counselors to cut back the amount of time they spend with vulnerable students in Louisa County Public Schools.

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Coming off of their third straight undefeated regular season, the Louisa Lions hope to extend their winning streak in the playoffs, beginning with the Region 4B quarterfinal game against the King George Foxes on Nov. 15.

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Louisa County native Jodie Johnson is disabled and can’t drive because of her health problems. She depends on other family members to help her pick up groceries at the Louisa County Resource Council, but they aren’t always available.

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A 16-year-old Louisa County juvenile appeared by video link in court this afternoon to face charges of shooting and robbing two elderly neighbors on Tuesday. 

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He may be stepping into the position of head coach for the first time, but Charles Elkins is no stranger to the sport of wrestling.

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Without any political connections, the young men of the Louisa County High School Class of 1943 had a good idea what awaited them. As the war raged in Europe and the Pacific, it was a certainty that any healthy 18-year-old would be drafted.  

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Mineral’s newest business opened its doors on Nov. 6, both to the community and to support other businesses.

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Carroll Gay, 41, an Orange County man charged with stabbing two women in an alleged domestic assault and then burning down a home on Bibb Store Road on Sept. 9, was indicted for arson and on two counts of malicious wounding. 

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What started as a series of letters about a wily fox, penned to encourage a seven-year-old relative to read, has turned into a published book for a Louisa County man.

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How are you spending this Saturday, Nov. 9th? Why not stop by Earlyhouse for the final Central Virginia Charity Chili Cook-off?

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Louisa County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Deborah Tinsley scheduled a bond hearing for Nov. 22 in the case of Bruce Lynch, the man accused of abducting 14-year-old Isabel Hicks of Bumpass.

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Republican John McGuire scored a decisive victory over challenger Juanita Jo Matkins in Tuesday’s election, retaining his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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Greg and Margie Cooney are local business owners who aren’t afraid to diversify their retirement investments.

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One developer hoping to build housing in Zion Crossroads found support from county leaders, while another was rejected. Now a third is seeking their blessing.

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Amy Laufer and Bryce Reeves, who are competing to represent Louisa County in the 17th state Senate race, did not disappoint the audience during their one-hour Oct. 29 debate at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.

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On Halloween, citizens will open their doors to children and their parents in search of candy and merriment. They will crowd into church parking lots and fairgrounds for trunk and treat events.

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Fourteen-year-old Isabel Hicks is back home with her family and Bruce Lynch, 33, will make his first court appearance on an abduction charge on Nov. 1 in Louisa Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

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A Louisa judge dismissed charges of attempted carjacking and robbery against two Georgia women, saying the charges didn’t fit the crime and the alleged victim was not credible.

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A whistleblower alleged that he observed “unethical” practices during recent archeological work at the location where Louisa County hopes to build a water pump station near the banks of the James River.

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Del. John McGuire declined to pledge to listeners at the Louisa County Farm Bureau dinner on Oct. 19 that he would complete a second term in office if he is re-elected next month.

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At an Oct. 24 press conference at the Louisa County Office Building, Cortney Lewis and Blake Saylor, mother and brother of 14-year-old Isabel Hicks of Bumpass, made a tearful request that she contact them if she can.

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The issue of Walton Park’s ownership may not be settled just yet.

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Despite skepticism about whether the pool at the Betty J. Queen Intergenerational Center is big enough to handle swim meets, the Louisa County Board of Supervisors agreed to consider making it a year-round facility.