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A Louisa County business is at the forefront of new technologies which will use television white space to provide wireless Internet in rural communities. On hand for the launch of a partnership between CVALINK Broadband and California-based Adaptrum, Inc. are Katrina Duff, CVALink office manager; Alex Philips, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association FCC chairman; Supervisor Stephanie Koren, Mineral;  Bob Hardy, county director of information technology; Brian Gilbreth, CVALink president; Supervisor Richard Havasy, Green Springs; Supervisor Chairman Willie Gentry, Cuckoo; County Administrator Christian Goodwin; Caroline Stolle, Center for Innovative Technology program assistant.

Louisa pilot program harnesses airwaves

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:33 am

A Louisa County business is hoping to take advantage of available TV white space to bring fast and reliable Internet service to the county and surrounding areas. CVALINK Broadband of Louisa is the first Internet service provider in the United States to partner with Adaptrum Inc., a California-based wireless manufacturer and leading developer of TV white space technology, to launch the technology in rural areas. TV white space is comprised

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New Louisa County administrator named

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:39 am

Christian Goodwin has been named Louisa County’s new county administrator. The board of supervisors made the decision on Friday, July 25 after a two-month-long executive search and interviewing numerous candidates. Goodwin fills the position vacated in June by former county administrator Robert Dubé, who accepted a position as fire chief for the city of Alexandria. “Capable, experienced leadership is vital to any organization, and the county of Louisa is fortunate

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  • Louisa pilot program harnesses airwaves

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:33 am

    A Louisa County business is at the forefront of new technologies which will use television white space to provide wireless Internet in rural communities. On hand for the launch of a partnership between CVALINK Broadband and California-based Adaptrum, Inc. are Katrina Duff, CVALink office manager; Alex Philips, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association FCC chairman; Supervisor Stephanie Koren, Mineral;  Bob Hardy, county director of information technology; Brian Gilbreth, CVALink president; Supervisor Richard Havasy, Green Springs; Supervisor Chairman Willie Gentry, Cuckoo; County Administrator Christian Goodwin; Caroline Stolle, Center for Innovative Technology program assistant.

    A Louisa County business is hoping to take advantage of available TV white space to bring fast and reliable Internet service to the county and surrounding areas. CVALINK Broadband of Louisa is the first Internet service provider in the United States to partner with Adaptrum Inc., a California-based wireless manufacturer and leading developer of TV white space technology, to launch the technology in rural areas. TV white space is comprised

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  • Mineral man sentenced on kidnapping

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

     A Mineral man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday, July 17 to more than 24 years on charges of kidnapping, interstate domestic violence and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. Thomas Earl Faulls Sr., 48, was convicted by a jury in February for the August 22, 2012 kidnapping of his ex-wife, Lori Ann Faulls, 50. The Faulls’ had previously been married for 20 years.

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Sports

Louisa names new athletic director

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:58 am

When searching for an athletic director for Louisa County High School over the past few weeks, Louisa County Assistant Superintendant Doug Straley had stressed that he and school officials were looking to fill the position with someone who understood the program’s passion and dedication. In the end, they stuck with someone who has experienced that firsthand. George Stanley, who served as the assistant athletic director for LCHS since 2011, was

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  • Louisa coach ‘Heads Up’ on safety

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa Athletic Association 8U head coach Terrell Thompson is now certified by the Heads Up program, which instructs coaches on safer ways for players to tackle.

    It’s the one topic in football that has perhaps sparked the most heated discussions amongst parents and fans: concussions. The upswing of concussions suffered by NFL players in recent years brought the topic to the front and center of the country’s mindset. And that’s exactly why Louisa local and youth football coach Terrell Thompson is making sure he is doing all he can to prevent them. Thompson, who will coach

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  • Mineral ministry with bows and Bibles

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Just more than two years ago, Mineral Baptist Church member Jeremy Debaets was asked by church leadership to mix his two passions – archery and his faith – and turn them into a ministry. Two years later, that vision has turned into a reality. This past Saturday, nearly 300 people poured into the MBC community center for the church’s first Sportsmen of God event, which resembled the combination of a

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Lifestyles

Water needed for a village

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:35 am

Help is needed in a small village of Ammasoman,Ghana, West Africa. The village needs a well that will provide clean water to its residents and eliminate the  two-mile walk that must be taken each time a family need to replenish its water supply. The Rev. Dr. Ray McKenzie and Minister Annie Holland have traveled to Ghana and have witnessed first-hand the needs of the family of Iyan, Hailee and Raylene

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  • Smiles and waves for a greater cause

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The Miss Louisa County Agricultural Fair 2014 beauty pageant was held Saturday, July 12 at the Louisa Arts Center. This year’s winners are Hannah Fletcher, Teen Miss; Olivia Riordan, Miss; Grace Rose, Young Miss; Cassie Duerson, Little Miss; Madison Gholson, Small Miss; and Kylie Loudin, Tiny Miss. The Louisa County Agricultural Fair will be held Aug. 1 and 2 at the Louisa County Fairgrounds.  The fair queens will be on hand to assist with various activities throughout the course of the event. Riordan will advance to compete in the Miss Virginia Association of Fairs Pageant in January at The Homestead in Hot Springs.

    Since stepping onstage at the age of three to participate in her very first pageant, Olivia Riordan enjoyed the experience so much that she dreamed of one day becoming Miss Louisa Ag Fair. This was her year. “It feels great,” Riordan said. While it’s not the biggest pageant she’s ever participated in, the Louisa Ag Fair pageant is the one the 16-year-old said she has always aspired to win. Through

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  • Mineral Bluegrass Festival icons honored for service

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Jimmie Dodd (front, center) thanks the Mineral Volunteer Fire Department for its work on behalf of the Mineral Bluegrass Festival.  The department honored Dodd and his wife, Shirley, for 30 years of service.

    The Mineral Volunteer Fire Department wrapped up its final year of involvement with the Mineral Bluegrass Festival this weekend by honoring long-time supporters of the organization, Jimmie and Shirley Dodd of Mineral. The Dodds’ association with the bluegrass festival spans over three decades, until health issues forced the couple to step back last year. The fire department had planned to honor the couple at last year’s event, but the couple

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Entertainment

AARP trip

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Louisa AARP is planning a cruise to the Panama Canal Feb. 16 through Feb. 27, 2015. The 12 day, 11 night cruise will leave Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and will visit Aruba, Cartagena, Columbia, Panama Canal, Panama, Colon, Panama, Limon, Costa Rica, Ochos Rios, Jamaica and then back to Ft. Lauderdale. The cost of the trip includes round trip airfare from Washington Dulles, cruise, port charges, government fees, taxes and transfers

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  • Mineral Bluegrass Festival returns to Walton Park

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The bluegrass is headed back to Mineral The 31st annual Mineral Bluegrass Festival will be held at Walton Park in Mineral from Thursday, July 17 to Saturday, July 19. Fifteen performers are scheduled to take the stage during the three-day event that organizers estimate will draw 2,500 spectators. “People love bluegrass, regardless of who is playing,” said George Shifflett, of Shifflett Family Entertainment, who is organizing the event. “They come

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  • Independence Day fireworks shows in Louisa

    Posted on July 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    What is Independence Day without a few fireworks to celebrate the occasion? Louisa residents have two options this year to enjoy a fireworks show. On Friday, Small Country Campground, located at 4400 Byrd Mill Road, will kick off the evening with sparklers for the kids at 8:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks display over Lake Ruth Ann beginning at about 9 p.m.  The cost is $10 per carload. During the

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