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Charges dropped against Louisa substitute teacher

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

Simple assault and battery charges that were levied against a substitute teacher at Louisa County Middle School have been dropped by the family of the accuser. Now, speaking out about the incident for the first time, the exonerated teacher is ready for her name to be cleared. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, a sixth grade LCMS student – whose name has not been released – accused substitute teacher Crystal Harris of

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Charges dropped against Louisa substitute teacher

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

Simple assault and battery charges that were levied against a substitute teacher at Louisa County Middle School have been dropped by the family of the accuser. Now, speaking out about the incident for the first time, the exonerated teacher is ready for her name to be cleared. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, a sixth grade LCMS student – whose name has not been released – accused substitute teacher Crystal Harris of

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  • Former coach sentenced to five years in prison

    Posted on November 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The striped uniforms former youth sports coach Steven M. Smith will see for the next five years will not be those of a referee, but instead will be those of fellow inmates. Smith was sentenced on Nov. 17 to five years in prison on a conviction of aggravated sexual battery. The conviction stems from an original arrest on March 2 in which an officer from the Louisa Police Department responded

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  • Two Louisa students arrested at mall during field trip to State Capitol

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Two Louisa County High School students who were part of a school-sponsored government class trip to the Virginia State Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 20 were arrested at Short Pump Town Center. Macy’s contacted Henrico County Police after a store employee noticed suspicious activity by the pair. Two police officers responded to the store at around 1:30 p.m. Officers reported the 17-year-old boys had taken and concealed cologne. “They were stopped

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

Lions fall in playoff opener

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

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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  • Louisa’s football seniors in the spotlight

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

    This year’s captains, Brian Townes (l to r), Demetrius Washington and Josh Grady are three of 24 seniors playing for the Lions.

    As a whole, the Louisa Lions are a pretty experienced squad. After all, of their 52-man roster, 24 are seniors. But as for playoff expertise, the Lions are pretty green. Louisa’s playoff opener versus Woodgrove on Friday marks the end of the program’s two-year playoff drought. Most of this year’s senior class experienced great success as junior varsity players, but struggled to just seven wins combined in 2012 and 2013.

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  • Tough day on track for Louisa runners

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    It was a hard-fought but uphill battle for Louisa County High School’s boys and girls cross country teams during the Region 4A North Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 6. The girls team finished in sixteenth, while the boys took home eleventh place. In what has been their theme in recent weeks, the Lions relied on underclassmen throughout the competition, which was held at the 5,000-meter course at Kernstown Battlefield in Winchester.

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Lifestyles

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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  • Louisa advocate for breast exams and mammograms

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Shirley Christmas is back in the driver’s seat after battling breast cancer late last year.

    When Shirley Christmas went for a routine check up at Medical Associates of Louisa in May of 2013, the expression on her doctor’s face told her everything. The physician had detected a large lump deep in the tissue of her left breast that had gone unnoticed by Christmas, and hadn’t shown up in her mammogram five months earlier. The longtime Louisa County Public Schools bus driver was referred to a

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  • Louisa pastor competes in NYC Marathon

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Josh Turner is pastor of New Life Community Church in Louisa.

    There’s a verse that motivates New Life Community Church Pastor Josh Turner when he’s out running. It’s found in Hebrews 12, where the writer talks about a “great cloud of witnesses” surrounding those who “run the race marked out for them.” It’s a maxim that Turner found himself pondering many times on Sunday, Nov. 2. That’s when the 42-year-old pastor competed in the 26.2-mile New York City Marathon, which is

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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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