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Zion well water talks hit rock

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

Doubts were cast and tempers flared at the Planning Commission’s Oct. 9 meeting to continue a second month of discussions about what should be done to fix what Planning Chairman Eric Purcell termed “a colossal mistake” made last year in a joint meeting with the board of supervisors. While attempting to help the county fast-track construction of a federally mandated wastewater project in Zion Crossroads, known as “the purple line,”

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Zion well water talks hit rock

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

Doubts were cast and tempers flared at the Planning Commission’s Oct. 9 meeting to continue a second month of discussions about what should be done to fix what Planning Chairman Eric Purcell termed “a colossal mistake” made last year in a joint meeting with the board of supervisors. While attempting to help the county fast-track construction of a federally mandated wastewater project in Zion Crossroads, known as “the purple line,”

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  • Veterans to be honored at dinner

    Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Honoring those who have risked their lives on behalf of their county has become a tradition at Lake Anna Rescue Inc., and this year is no different. The squad will host its fourth annual Veterans Dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, featuring guest speaker Pam Zirkle, of the Virginia Department of Veteran Services. The event is spearheaded by George Hollins, a squad member and veteran of the Vietnam

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  • ‘My cancer is back’

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Head varsity football coach Mark Fischer had the difficult task of informing his team that his cancer has returned and he will begin treatment before the season ends. He doesn’t, however, plan on missing any games.

    The battle begins again. This week, Louisa County High School varsity football head coach Mark Fischer confirmed to The Central Virginian that the cancer he was originally diagnosed with in September of 2012 has returned. “It’s a relapse,” Fischer said in an interview on Monday. “It comes with the same of everything we went through before. By being monitored like I have been recently, doctors were able to catch it.”

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Coach March Fischer focuses on one game at a time. This week the focus is on the Fluvanna Flucos, who have upset Louisa two years in a row.

Louisa Lions focused on Fluvanna Flucos, listen live

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm

A live stream of the game between the Charlottesville Black Knights at Louisa will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m., kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.  Sponsors making the live stream possible include: Dockside Realty, Tractor Hill Equipment/Pro Hardware, Custom Designs & Embroidery & Print Wear, Lake Anna Winery, Libby Sandridge of Dockside Realty and Brown Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge, Rt. 29 N, Charlottesville. To listen to the game live, click here.   In the 2012

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  • Havoc at Homecoming: Lions trounce unbeaten Warriors

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Despite the wet conditions, Trey Cherry and the rest of the Lions had a field day on Friday night. Cherry finished the night with 85 of the team’s 373 rushing yards. In total, seven different Lions scored in the team’s dominant win over Western Albemarle.

    The Western Albemarle Warriors entered Homecoming Night at The Jungle with a spotless 5-0 record on Friday, Oct. 10. Hours later, that mark looked as ragged as the team’s mud-and-grass stained jerseys. Behind a seemingly unstoppable offense and suffocating defense, the Lions trounced the Warriors 56-26 on Friday night in a lopsided contest that saw seven different Louisa players register a touchdown. “We just kept on working,” head coach Mark

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  • Homecoming game preview, listen live

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Welcome to our 2014 LCHS Homecoming tab! Over the next few pages, we’ve tried to include all the details you’ll  need to have a successful, fun time over the next few days! Included is the preview for Friday night’s game versus Western Albemarle, id a schedule of events, and of course, pictures and biographies of the entire 2014 Homecoming Court! Flip through the pages, take some notes, and most importantly, come out and support the Lions on Friday night!

      A live stream of the game between the Charlottesville Black Knights at Louisa will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m., kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.  Sponsors making the live stream possible include: Dockside Realty, Tractor Hill Equipment/Pro Hardware, Custom Designs & Embroidery & Print Wear, Lake Anna Winery, Libby Sandridge of Dockside Realty and Brown Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge, Rt. 29 N, Charlottesville. To listen to the game live, click here.   Friday nights

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Lifestyles

Looking ahead, Fischer said he will be on the sidelines for the remainder of Louisa’s season. Louisa’s record is 4-2.

Same fight, same outlook for Louisa coach

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm

It seems Mark Fischer always has a gameplan. When he sat down in his office on Monday to discuss his relapse of multiple myeloma, his talking points were laid out. Some were scribbled on scrap sheets of paper, others typed up on his computer. His feelings were candid. His emotions, raw. His purpose for the upcoming journey ahead, clear. “I’m going to be a positive example to my players that

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  • Love at first strike

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    One of Shiflett’s proudest possessions from his 45-year career as an umpire is a framed document given to him at his last game in 2007. It includes the brush and lineup card he used during the game.

    When watching the MLB playoffs over the past few days, 82-year-old Louisa resident Lee Shiflett has had a tough time paying attention. “I have trouble concentrating, because I’m watching the umpires instead of watching the game,” Shiflett said. Shiflett frequently finds himself critiquing their technique, their accuracy and their positioning.  He’s certainly got the credentials to do so. From 1962 until his retirement in 2007, Shiflett was one of the

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  • Calvary Chapel Louisa, the little church with a big heart

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    As participants enjoy a meal or conversation with volunteers, Dave Hansen or another volunteer, prepares a grocery bag of items visitors will take home with them.

    No matter where he goes, Dave Hansen is spreading some sort of word. Every Thursday, he works more than 13 hours delivering newspapers in Louisa County and the surrounding areas. Although informative, the content within those distributions, he cannot promise will be good or uplifting. But every other day, Hansen focuses on trying to project a positive message by telling others about his favorite Word—the Gospel of Christ. As pastor

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Entertainment

Blue Knights help child with third annual bike ride

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

The third annual Evan Adams Memorial Benefit Ride kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Court Café and Pub in the town of Louisa at 9 a.m. to raise money to help a six-year-old boy with neurogenic bladder syndrome and kidney reflux. Leland Crickenberger went for a  routine visit to his doctor in October of 2012 and was diagnosed shortly afterward. He underwent three surgeries to track the progress

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  • Lecture to focus on past century of cultural progression

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The amazing saga of two different groups of people living over a period of one hundred years depicts their shared fortitude and persistence as they struggle on their journey to achieve equality. “If It Takes a Hundred Years:  The Journey of Women and African-Americans Toward Equal Rights in Louisa County, Virginia 1865-1970,” is a three year community study which has combined personal reflections, memories, stories handed down from previous generations,

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  • September is Library Card Sign-up Month

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    September is Library Card Signup Month, a time when the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that our students have the most important school supply of all: a free library card. JMRL urges parents to give their children this key to lifelong learning. Resources at the library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to

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