Rappahannock Reports Scam: Warns Property Owners

Jen BaileyNews Alert

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has received reports of impostors visiting members’ properties, pretending to be REC representatives. These scammers are asking for property access, falsely claiming that REC will cover solar panel installation costs, and sharing misinformation about a non-REC transmission line. Be vigilant if someone visits your property or contacts you by phone claiming to represent REC. Key points …

Mandatory Water Restrictions Imposed in Louisa County Amid Drought

Jen BaileyLouisa County, News Alert

Louisa, Virginia – The Louisa County Board of Supervisors declared a Drought Watch Advisory at their meeting on July 1, 2024, and on July 10, the Louisa County Water Authority (LCWA) General Manager, Pam Baughman, announced the implementation of mandatory water restrictions due to persistently dry conditions. The Northeast Creek Reservoir and Green Springs Well levels have dropped significantly, prompting …

Louisa County Board of Supervisors Announces Signing of SMR Bill and North Anna Announcement

Jen BaileyLake Anna Info, Louisa County, News Alert

At a ceremonial signing of SB 454, Dominion Energy Virginia announced the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) from leading SMR nuclear technology companies. This RFP aims to evaluate the feasibility of developing a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) at the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, Virginia. The RFP does not commit to building an SMR at North …

Safe to Swim: VDH Closing Shiga Toxin Investigation

Jen BaileyAll Articles, News Alert

In an important update, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has announced the closure of its investigation into the Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) outbreak associated with Lake Anna over the Memorial Day weekend. The outbreak, which initially raised significant public health concerns, has seen thorough surveillance and investigation efforts by local, state, and federal partners. As of June 28, …

Authorities Investigate After Body Found in Lake Anna

Jen BaileyAll Articles, News Alert

Yesterday afternoon, around 2:15 PM, authorities discovered a body floating in Lake Anna, located in Spotsylvania County. Responding to a request from Spotsylvania officials, the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) promptly sent deputies and detectives to the scene. The body, identified as female, was recovered from the water and is being transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy and …

E. Coli Concerns at Lake Anna: Reports of Illness and Past Outbreaks

Jen BaileyAll Articles, News Alert

Updated June 12, 2024 The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has undertaken another series of water quality tests at Lake Anna, including one completed Tuesday, June 11th at the areas called “The Sandbar,” “Cocktail Cove” and Lake Anna State Park. Results are expected 3-4 days from the test date. Lake Anna Civic Association (LACA) will be sharing the results …

LCSO Investigating Father and Son Drowning at Lake Anna

Jen BaileyAll Articles, Louisa, News Alert

LOUISA COUNTY, VA – The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is currently investigating the drowning of a reported father (42-year-old male) and son (14-year-old male) that occurred on Lake Anna. LCSO and other emergency crews responded to Lake Anna in the area of Carrs Bridge Rd at approximately 1:10 PM on Saturday, May 25, 2024, for a reported child drowning. …