Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. The other week I wrote about bringing back old TV shows and someone mentioned that it would be nice to bring back the American Bandstand. For the older generation, I think that is a great idea. How many... Read more
With a heavy heart
Last week, the news of a retired Chesterfield firefighter who was killed in Mesa, Ariz., reached us. The Mesa Police Department is not sharing many of the details of Charlton Hogwood’s death, but said it has been ruled a homicide. At this point, no arrests have been made, and... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Do any of you remember the name Roseanne Barr? She appeared on TV for the first time in 1985 performing her stand-up routine on The Johnny Carson Show. A few years later, her hit TV show Roseanne hit... Read more
I watched a news report this morning about a rapidly progressing fire in a dance studio in New Jersey. Thankfully, no one lost their life, but some of the building occupants had to escape from a second-floor balcony. A rapidly advancing fire will cause people to jump from the... Read more
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