Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Now. I have to ask you a question. To be honest, how many of you watch professional wrestling on TV? Come on, no one is looking! I still watch it, and Sunday, April 8, was the ultimate wrestling... Read more
Editor: I’m a homeowner who lives on Branders Bridge Road, right across the street from the proposed Motoaca Megasite in Chesterfield County. And because of it, I’m about to lose a lot of money. My wife and I put our house on the market last August, three weeks before... Read more
The longer I live and the more I drive, the crazier the things that I see people do. Of all the things that I write about, driving or riding in a motor vehicle puts one in harm’s way more than anything else. I will go in a few directions... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.  Hope you had a nice Easter and are ready for the Tax Man.  Over the Easter holiday weekend I decided to give old Betsy some much needed and deserved rest, and rented a car to... Read more
Audit reveals $99M in unfunded liabilities
Unfunded liabilities in a supplemental retirement plan for Chesterfield County Public Schools’ employees accumulated to nearly $100 million over more than two decades, according to a report recently issued by the county’s internal audit director Greg Akers. Akers, who presented his report to the county’s Audit and Finance Committee... Read more
I have walked alongside many people while they were caring for loved ones. I knew that it was difficult as I watched from afar. It was not until recently that I became a caregiver for three people that I am not kin to. As a pastor, you are called... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Let’s see…  St Patrick’s Day, check. Good Friday, check. Easter, check. So what other major event is coming up?  Wait…it will come to me….don’t tell me…oh yes! Tax Day! The Tax Man cometh!  I am sure you are... Read more
I was reading the Daily Business Plan, a daily communication from the battalion staff to the department, stating in a one-page document the operational plan for the day. One part of the document is a listing of the “significant” calls from the past three shifts. On this day, both... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. The year of 2018 is really rolling along. March is almost over. Easter falls on April 1, and that is followed by our friends from the IRS…and I said that last comment with a slight wink….if you get... Read more
D’Elia creates ‘spark’ at Salem Church Middle
A typical day in Janine D’Elia’s science class starts off with a warmup to activate her students’ knowledge, segues into the lesson plan of the day, and wraps the day up with an activity. This allows her students to be actively engaged and always moving in the classroom, which... Read more