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Body cams to become standard uniform of Louisa deputies

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 8:57 am

Deputies from the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office will be sporting some new gear in the coming months as the department upgrades its technology. In partnership with Dominion Power, the department is now integrating body cameras for some of its officers. With a $15,000 contribution from Dominion, the sheriff’s office was able to purchase 13 body cams and pay for the licensing, charging docks and other equipment for the cameras. “The

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Body cams to become standard uniform of Louisa deputies

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 8:57 am

Deputies from the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office will be sporting some new gear in the coming months as the department upgrades its technology. In partnership with Dominion Power, the department is now integrating body cameras for some of its officers. With a $15,000 contribution from Dominion, the sheriff’s office was able to purchase 13 body cams and pay for the licensing, charging docks and other equipment for the cameras. “The

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  • Airport manager takes off to friendlier skies

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa Airport Manager Jarrod Powers takes pride in the quality of work maintenance crews provide local pilots at Freeman Field.

    Months of political turmoil between the supervisors and the Louisa County Industrial Development Authority have prompted Louisa’s airport manager to find stability elsewhere. Jarrod Powers, who arrived from Tazewell County Airport in August of 2013, is leaving Monday to manage Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise County. He is taking a cut in pay to make the transition, he said. “There’s just too much uncertainty,” Powers, a 15-year veteran of the

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  • Uptown Downtown Louisa Arts Festival to be held March 28

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Louisa County Public Schools is bringing the big-city life to small-town Louisa this weekend for the 28th annual Louisa Arts Festival. The Arts Festival will be held at the Louisa County Middle School from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday March 28. This year’s theme, “Uptown Downtown,”  is a city-inspired idea that art teachers throughout LCPS incorporate in their lessons throughout the year. This year’s logo for the festival  is

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Sports

Louisa pitcher Bryant Taylor threw for two innings in the Lions’ 9-3 win over Covenant.  Bryant and the Lions are now 3-0 on the season, and according to coach Devin O’Meara, that streak could continue should the team’s bullpen continue to develop.

Lions take down Eagles to remain unbeaten

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

For four innings, Louisa’s junior varsity baseball team had bats as cold as the windy, 45-degree temperatures that descended on their home field on Tuesday night versus Covenant. But, as the last two innings arrived, so did their swings. The Lions brought in eight runs in the final two frames versus Covenant to defeat the Eagles 9-3 and move to 3-0 on the season. “It took us a little while

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  • New era begins for Lady Lions

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Early on in the season in 2014, the situation looked promising for Louisa’s girls varsity soccer team. At one point, the Lady Lions won three out of five games, with all three victories coming against district foes. Then, May arrived, as did opponents eager to improve on their rankings heading into the approaching postseason. While many teams in the Jefferson District surged to the finish, the Lady Lions lost six

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  • Louisa Boys soccer searching for rebound with new coach and talent

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Talk to any member of Louisa’s varsity boys soccer team, and they’ll tell you the program is headed upward in the right direction. After last season, they have nowhere else to go. The Lions took the field 16 times in 2014, and each time walked off the field with a loss. The defeats were the result of a deadly concoction of inconsistent play, injuries and inexperience. Ugly defeats, such as

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Lifestyles

Connor Schweikart is part of an effort that sent soccer equipment and uniforms to Africa.

Louisa boy participates in equipment drive

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

Halfway across the world, there is an African boy playing soccer. The daylight fading, his feet aching from the hours of reckless play on a pitch made of packed dirt. When he finally retires for the day, he’ll look down on his stained shirt and weathered ball and smile, knowing that his day of fun was the result of efforts from friends thousands of miles away. Connor Schweikart, an 11-year-old

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  • Who’s the biggest NASCAR fan in Louisa?

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Tim Nelson has been collecting NASCAR memorabilia since the 1980s.

    Tim Nelson loves NASCAR more than Joanie loves Chachi. He’s got the autographs to prove it. But it’s more than having hundreds of autographed cards and model cars that make you a super fan. Being passionate about a sport is like having a newborn baby, you always want know what it’s doing, what it will be when it’s grown up and you pray that there are no torn anterior cruciate

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  • Louisa’s old dogs turn new tricks

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Kathy and Barry Krevansky with their therapy dog, Nitro, lift spirits and bring joy to hospital patients who may be missing their own pets at home.

    The Louisa County Animal Shelter and Louisa Humane Society sees a lot of dogs come and go, but one dog in particular stands out among the lot. Nitro, a mid-sized white Jack Russell mix, was fortunate enough to escape the confinements of the animal shelter and was placed into foster care through the humane society. Nitro’s good fortune continued when Kathy and Barry Krevansky adopted Nitro on Oct. 31, 2013.

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Entertainment

2015 Miss Louisa pageant this weekend

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:30 am

Seven young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Louisa 2015 on Saturday, March 21.  Each contestant will be judged on their interview prior to the pageant, stage presence and will answer an on-stage question. The pageant will also feature a group dance choreographed and taught to the contestants by Heather Nelson, owner and instructor of Performing Arts 2000 in Louisa.  Paul Jones and Tina Kalentzos of Richmond will

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  • The Barter Players come to Louisa

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The famed Barter Players, the State Theatre of the Commonwealth of Virginia, will be in Louisa County on Friday, March 27 for the production of “Anne of Green Gables.” The performance, sponsored by the Louisa County Rotary Club and underwritten by the Rotary Club and other Louisa County businesses and residents, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Louisa Arts Center. Prior to the performance at 6:00 p.m., the Rotary

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  • Library’s ninth annual The Big Read

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Jefferson-Madison Regional Library invites all readers to participate in an exciting program that will be held during March 2015. JMRL is partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts in The Big Read. The Big Read concept is simple: to have as many people as possible in our community reading the same book at the same time. This year’s book is “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri. What’s in a name?

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