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Sheriff’s office arrests wanted man from Louisa County

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm

A Louisa man  who was listed on the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office’s “Most Wanted” list was taken into custody on Thursday, April 17. Dennis James Eddy, 24, of Bakers Branch Road, is accused of felony breaking and entering with intent to commit murder, rape or arson, and a vandalism charge, according to Captain Jack Poindexter. Eddy’s former girlfriend called 9-1-1 on Wednesday, April 2 to report that Eddy had forced

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Sheriff’s office arrests wanted man from Louisa County

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm

A Louisa man  who was listed on the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office’s “Most Wanted” list was taken into custody on Thursday, April 17. Dennis James Eddy, 24, of Bakers Branch Road, is accused of felony breaking and entering with intent to commit murder, rape or arson, and a vandalism charge, according to Captain Jack Poindexter. Eddy’s former girlfriend called 9-1-1 on Wednesday, April 2 to report that Eddy had forced

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  • Plane lands in Louisa front yard

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

    A Mississippi father and son were traveling in this 1980 Cessna when it force-landed in front of a Louisa County home on Friday, April 11.  The two suffered minor injuries and were transported to University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

    Not many people can say they’ve had a plane crash in front of their house, but Beverly Coleman can­—and she is grateful that those onboard suffered only minor injuries and her house was spared. A friend’s sister called Coleman while she was at her son, Dabney’s, track meet at Louisa County High School on Friday, April 11 to let her know that an airplane had crashed in the field directly

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  • Sexting case opens door to dialogue with Louisa students

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sexting seems to be a problem across all age groups.

    The investigation into more than 1,000 nude pictures of Louisa County teens shared on a pair of Instagram accounts has grown to involve at least 35 electronic devices and 125 young people between the ages of 14 and 17 in Louisa and five surrounding counties. The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office learned of the incident on Wednesday, March 26 after an alert parent reported suspicious activity on her child’s Instagram account.

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Sports

Third baseman Josh Holley was just short in his attempt to steal home on an errant pitch during the bottom of the first inning. Photo by Chan Powell.

Visiting Flucos flummox Louisa

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

The bats went cold and the score went south for Louisa in their matchup versus Fluvanna on Monday. The Lions struggled at the plate en route to a 3-6 defeat under their hometown lights. “We couldn’t find a way to get a leadoff hitter on, and the bats just went dead tonight,” Lions head coach Kevin Fisher said. “The kids battled, they were fighting, but we’re in a tough stretch

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  • Raeshawn Bishop, Louisa’s man on the fast track

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Lions senior Raeshawn Bishop’s performance at Louisa’s latest match put him atop the school’s all-time scoring list for outdoor track athletes. Photo by Charletta Anderson.

    When Lions senior Raeshawn Bishop cleared the six-foot-two-inch bar at Louisa’s outdoor track meet on Saturday, April 5 at Woodberry Forest, he didn’t just glide over a suspended bar, he soared past the competition and into the record books. Bishop came into the first track meet of the year knowing that anything better than a subpar performance would vault him ahead of former Louisa great Sean Robinson on the school’s

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  • Louisa’s track teams take third at Woodberry

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Lions sprinter Josh Bishop was all business during Louisa’s first place finish in the 4 x 800 meter relay. Photo by Charletta Anderson.

    The Lions had a lot of success and made a little bit of history during their recent track meet at Woodberry Forest. Both the boys and girls teams managed third place finishes in their respective competitions in the 13-team track meet on Saturday,  April 5. During the competition, Lions senior Raeshawn Bishop, one of the most illustrious athletes in Louisa history, etched his name into the record books by becoming

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Lifestyles

A doublewide home on Cooke Place in Mineral was destroyed by fire on Thursday, April 3 during the early morning hours.

Fire displaces couple, Red Cross to the rescue

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

A Mineral man escaped injury after his double-wide mobile home on Cooke Place went up in flames in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 3. Walter Sprouse said he had fallen asleep in front of the television that evening. In the early morning hours he was awaked by the frantic barking of his five Chihuahua’s and he saw flames coming out of the bedroom. Grabbing all the dogs, Sprouse

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  • ‘Art of the Patterns’ adorn Louisa Middle School

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Mia Burton, a kindergartner who attends Jouett Elementary School, got an up close look at some  art made by classmates and herself.

    Amidst hanging ornaments, musical performances and art-adorned walls, Louisa locals were presented a smorgasbord of student-generated masterpieces during the annual Louisa County Public School Arts Festival on Saturday, April 5. Now in it’s 27th year, the festival has become one of the most anticipated school-run events in the county. Thousands of proud parents, grandparents and friends were in attendance to get an up-close look at a variety of aesthetic works

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  • Unique play to bring Gospel of Mark to life

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Audience members will surround the action during “The Mark Drama,” where 15 performers will take guests through the entire gospel of Mark.

    A revolutionary Christian drama that has gained widespread attention across Europe is set to bring its act to America, with local churches ready to organize and host the play this June. The play, called “The Mark Drama,” takes viewers into the life of Jesus as told in the book of Mark.  Londoner Andrew Page created the drama ten years ago, molding his approach and the actor’s styles after the methods

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Entertainment

Encore présentation of ‘Smoke on the Mountain’

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:39 am

In an encore presentation, Louisa Arts Center will present Smoke on the Mountain May 2 through May 4 with the original cast. Last fall, Louisa Arts Center launched a Little theater program with a fully realized production of Smoke on the Mountain. The show was a huge success, with all performances sold-out. Smoke on the Mountain is a hilarious gospel bluegrass musical comedy. It tells the story of the first

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  • Louisa’s annual Miss Relay For Life Pageant 2014

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Crown Cancer with a Cure Relay team of Louisa  will hold its 11th annual beauty pageant on Saturday, April 12 at at 1 p.m. at New Life Community Church, 509 East Main Street, Louisa. This year, 41 young ladies will compete in the age categories of Baby Miss, Tiny Miss, Little Miss, Junior Miss, Pre-Teen Miss, Teen Miss and Miss. Each contestant will be judged in the Power of Purple,

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  • Louisa Dogwood Festival, April 12

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    A new event is being launched in Louisa to banish the winter blues in favor of celebrating spring and all that comes with it. Billed as Louisa’s first outdoor garden show and fair, the Louisa Dogwood Festival will take place on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. The festival is the brainchild of the Louisa Chamber of Commerce, after board members Sharon Duke and Bill Small got

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