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Michael Lockaby

County attorney to make a change of work venue

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

The firm hired by the County of Louisa to defend the department of human services against two civil suits has hired County Attorney Michael Lockaby. Lockaby, who had been hired by the county in July of 2013, plans to leave sometime in April for his new position with the Salem-based firm of Guynn & Waddell PC. It was such a “rare opportunity” that Lockaby says he couldn’t pass it up.

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Michael Lockaby

County attorney to make a change of work venue

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

The firm hired by the County of Louisa to defend the department of human services against two civil suits has hired County Attorney Michael Lockaby. Lockaby, who had been hired by the county in July of 2013, plans to leave sometime in April for his new position with the Salem-based firm of Guynn & Waddell PC. It was such a “rare opportunity” that Lockaby says he couldn’t pass it up.

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  • Lake Anna subdivision makes own Internet choice

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Property owners in Windwood Coves wanted better Internet service. Some were using satellite; others were using modems and a variety of “air cards.” However, the one thing common to all was that whatever service they had, “it was lousy.” There just had to be a way to get high speed service. The community organized its own broadband committee with Wayne Jones serving as the chairman. The first stop was with

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  • New book chronicles 2011 Mineral earthquake

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The chart shows where the 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit and the following aftershocks along the two identified fault lines. Courtesy of USGS

    The infamous, magnitude 5.8 Mineral earthquake that rattled residents in 2011 has helped researchers discover a previously unknown fault zone and very well may have been the most felt earthquake in U.S. history says a new book recently released on the incident. The 23-chapter book entitled “The 2011 Mineral, Virginia, Earthquake, and its Significance for Seismic Hazards in Eastern North America,” features comprehensive contributions from geologists, seismologists and civil engineers,

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Sports

Hannah Fletcher and nearly two dozen other softball players crammed into Louisa County High School’s gymnasium for the sport’s first practice of the season on Monday.

Louisa’s sports programs focused in spite of snow

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

The plan on Monday for Louisa County High School’s spring sports athletes was to run out onto a green field, plant their cleats in the dirt and get to work. Obviously, Mother Nature had other plans. With their fields, bases and courts buried in snow from last week’s winter storm, teams were forced to change their strategy. Boys soccer met at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, the girls at the Betty

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  • Louisa track team sending group to state tourney

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The snow may have thrown off their practice schedules, but you wouldn’t have known that watching members of Louisa County High School’s indoor track team on Friday. Louisa’s girls team took third place in the 4A North Regional Tournament on Feb. 20, and will send eight members of its squad to the Virginia High School League State Tournament on Feb. 27 at Liberty University. Louisa’s boys team ended in ninth

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  • Louisa dive team beats odds and competition

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Unlike most teams that compete, Louisa County High School’s dive team has no nearby facility. For their three weekly practices, the four-member team is required to take a 45-minute bus ride to Fork Union Military Academy. The divers don’t get home until 9:30 p.m. It’s no small task. Apparently, it’s no problem, either. All four divers put up top-five performances in the Virginia High School League State Tournament on Friday,

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Lifestyles

Taneya.Jackson

Notes from the president

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

There aren’t many eight-year-old girls in this country who can say they got a letter from the leader of the free world, but Taneya Jackson of Louisa can—and she can up it another notch—she also received one from the first lady. Taneya wrote to President Barack Obama and the first lady in September after gaining encouragement from Alex Zahn, a motivational speaker she met while participating in his Charlottesville YouTube

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  • Ties to the Civil Rights movement

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Burruss

    Local Renaissance Man Melvin Burruss has lived in New York, California and Texas. But when he semi-retired last year, the Vietnam veteran decided to enjoy a quieter, more slow-paced existence and finally settle down full-time in Louisa County, where his family has deep roots. A full century before the Civil Rights movement, Burruss’ great-great grandmother, Ellen, purchased some land of her own in the Zion Crossroads area, and the family

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  • Community matriarch celebrates a century

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Eugenia Bumpass

    Eugenia Trainum Bumpass celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 2 with hundreds of friends who attended a party in her honor at Gilboa Christian Church. The impact she has made on so many through her century of living was evident as those who love and respect the diminutive woman formed a line to offer their accolades to the centenarian. Born at home in the Melton’s community of Louisa County to

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Entertainment

4-H Camp registration open

Posted on February 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

Louisa County Junior 4-H Camp is scheduled for June 1 through 5. June 1 and 2 are calendared snow days for Louisa County Public Schools. If June 1 becomes a school day, camp will be from June 2 through 6.  If June 2 also becomes a school day, camp will be from June 3 through 7. 4-H camp is a fun and exciting way for youth ages 9 through 13

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  • Concert supports housing needs

    Posted on February 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Charlottesville District United Methodist Vision Team in partnership with Heart Havens will sponsor a concert featuring Bill Henderson, accompanied by pianist Jeff Suling, on Sunday, February 15 at 3 p.m. at the V. Earl Dickinson Building at Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville. The concert is free, however, a love offering will be accepted. Heart Havens works to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities with housing options that

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  • ASALH scholarship fundraiser

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Join the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) on Saturday, Feb. 14 for a multi-celebration from 5 until 9 p.m. at the Betty J. Queen Intergenerational Center. The annual banquet and fashion show is a fundraiser for scholarships for high school seniors from Fluvanna, Goochland and Louisa counties. The theme for this year’s speaker, Gloria Pope, will be “A Century of Black Life, History and

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