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Louisa man says ‘I did it.’

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 9:29 am

Thomas Feaster appeared in Louisa Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Nov. 24 for a preliminary hearing on charges involving the death of his girlfriend, Rhonda Rowe. At the hearing, responding officer Alex Christoffe took the stand and testified that he was dispatched to a possible homicide on Lasley Lane on Oct. 2. When he arrived at the scene, he said he shone his floodlight on the house and saw

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Louisa man says ‘I did it.’

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 9:29 am

Thomas Feaster appeared in Louisa Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Nov. 24 for a preliminary hearing on charges involving the death of his girlfriend, Rhonda Rowe. At the hearing, responding officer Alex Christoffe took the stand and testified that he was dispatched to a possible homicide on Lasley Lane on Oct. 2. When he arrived at the scene, he said he shone his floodlight on the house and saw

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  • Louisa student launches campaign for safer roads

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sixteen-year-old Taylor Schweikart stood outside various local businesses to collect signatures for her petition to bring a traffic light to the intersection of Route 522 and Route 208. Submitted photo.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 14, 16-year-old Louisa County High School junior Taylor Schweikart was looking to turn left off Route 208 onto Route 522 at Dickinson’s Store on her way to school. It’s an intersection Schweikart remembered being warned about in driving school. Unfortunately, a car traveling north in the Route 522 right turn lane created a dangerous blind spot in Schweikart’s line of sight. Moments later, she found herself involved

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  • New name for Mineral park

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Walton Park will now be known as Walton-Noel Park.

    Walton Park has a new name. Based on the recommendation of James “Jimmie” Dodd, longtime operator of the Mineral Bluegrass Festival, Mineral Town Council members voted 3-2 on Monday to change the park’s name to “Walton-Noel Park.” The additional surname commemorates the contributions of Peyton Noel, a longtime Mineral resident who was instrumental in securing the donation and refurbishing the park. Noel died in April of 2007 at the age

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Sports

It took athletic program officials nearly five months to secure the rights to a former landscaping business’ building, which is located just off Davis Highway. The new facility is two miles closer to the school than the program’s last practice space, which was located just behind Louisa True Value Hardware.

Louisa wrestlers enjoy new facility

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

Since the 2011 Mineral Earthquake rendered their high school facilities useless, Louisa’s wrestling team has always felt a little out of place. Some days, practicing required five-mile drives to Louisa’s True Value Hardware, where the school forked out cash to rent out a makeshift gym in the back of the store. Other days, the squad would practice at Louisa County Middle School’s gym, and that meant that wrestling mats would

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  • Time Out

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    They say that football parallels life. I agree. The qualities the sport requires for success, quite often, mirror what it takes in the real word. A good football team learns that no man is bigger than the cause itself, and when every player adopts that mindset, progress – in some form or fashion – occurs. But on Friday night, after a crushing 21-7 defeat to Woodgrove in their playoff opener,

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  • Lions fall in playoff opener

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Woodgrove’s defense allowed Louisa to gain more than 200 yards, but forced two crucial turnovers in the second half.

    A season where expectations were met and even exceeded by the Louisa Lions ended with the team coming up just short in a closely contested match versus Woodgrove in the opening round of the 4A North Virginia High School League playoffs on Friday, falling 21-7. Louisa headed into halftime tied at seven with the Wolverines (8-3), and even looked poised to take the lead midway through the third quarter before

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Lifestyles

Albemarle County Police Department driving instructor David Rhodes explains the easy drift system that simulates losing control of a vehicle

Officers hone driving skills at Louisa airport

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 9:54 am

The Albemarle County Police Department is going to driving school in Louisa, and not because they have points on their license. Kids running into the road, hitting loose gravel, parallel parking, and learning the dimensions of all the vehicles ACPD officers could drive are some of the situations these officers train for. Louisa County Sheriff’s Office uses the lot to train officers on the Police Pursuit Utility vehicles and has

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  • Family celebrates rich history of matriarch

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Most people spend the middle of the autumn season waiting for Thanksgiving and Christmas to arrive. Louisa County resident Helen Taylor Hiter was just waiting for Nov. 6. That’s because that Thursday marked a special occasion: Hiter’s 100th birthday. Hiter spent the day celebrating with her family. The longtime Louisa resident lives with her daughter, Jean Bazzanella, owner of Christopher Run Campground. “They’re treating me halfway nice,” Hiter said, her

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  • The most unusual birthday gifts for this Louisa boy

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Rylan Seay got together with family and friends to celebrate his 11th birthday and Halloween on Friday, Oct. 24.  In today’s society, it is often heard that kids are self-centered, selfish, unconcerned and entitled; but this special boy in the community put the welfare of others before himself. Usually, piles of gifts for the birthday boy would be brought to the party; but not with this amazing young man. Seay

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Entertainment

Benefit bingo for Louisa coach

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Women of the Moose #1850 will host a benefit bingo for Louisa Varsity Head Coach Mark Fischer on Dec. 6 at its facility, located on School Bus Road. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with games beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and will only be available in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase a ticket, contact Nora at (434) 270-3020, Leeanne at

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  • Community Chorus readies for concerts

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Members of the Louisa Community Chorus are rehearsing diligently to prepare the music for this year’s concert.  The concert is entitled “With A Song In My Heart” and will feature the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as spirituals, jazz and “Let it Go” from the Disney movie “Frozen.” The concerts will be held at Louisa United Methodist Church on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov.

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  • 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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