CHESTER’S HIGH ON JUMPIN’ JOHNNY WILSON
Johnny Wilson was a athletic star, succeeding in four sports and life over 90 years A bronze statue standing nine feet tall graces the front of Anderson High School in Anderson, Ind. The residents of the central Indiana burg have waited over 70 years for their hero’s life to... Read more
THAT WAS THEN:  Dutch Gap Motors
The dealership was owned by Harold Tench Goyne, Sr. who died in 1968. Goyne began his Chevrolet dealership by 1927 and moved to the Rt.1 and Rt.10 location in Chester, VA. by 1931. . Called Dutch Gap Motor Company, it was the premier Chevy dealer around according to letters... Read more
Meadowbrook High School Road Named for Army Hero
A road at Meadowbrook High School in honor of fallen soldier, Staff Sgt. Michael D. Moody Jr., U.S. Army, who was killed fighting in Iraq. The ceremony marked the official naming of the road to Michael Moody Jr. Drive. It is appropriate that the road is named in his... Read more
Beulah replacement school to open August 2018
Work has started on the new replacement for Beulah Elementary School to be built at a different location from the original school, making the new school more centrally located in the attendance zone. Members of the School Board and other local leaders broke ground on one of several school... Read more
JTCC nursing alumna wins art award for third time
Among the soft textures of falling snow and the thick warmth of a winter coat appear piercing eyes, rosy cheeks, and a child’s resolute expression. This is “Brennan,” a pastel on paper created by Patricia Faris and the winner of the 2017 John Tyler Community College Foundation Art Award.... Read more
Members of the Woodland Pond Garden Club and Chesterfield Juvenile Detention Center administrators braved the rain recently to reminisce and receive updates on the horticulture program and the Campbell-Cobb Greenhouse. The Chesterfield Life Changing Academy is part of the greenhouse program, and the garden club has been donating to... Read more
Aged but not disengaged:  ACCESS CHESTERFIELD OFFERS TRANSPORTATION TO THOSE OVER 60 AND THE DISABLED
If you are a Chesterfield County resident 60 or older, with a disability, or coming from a low-income household, and you need transportation, then you are eligible for Access Chesterfield. Access Chesterfield is a shared-ride transportation service for Chesterfield residents that services those aforementioned and curb to curb (and... Read more
Librarian serves over three decades, still going strong
Michelle Harris has served at Midlothian, Central, Chester, Enon and Ettrick-Matoaca libraries. Currently residing in Chester, she has called the area home for twenty-five years. “I started working for the county in 1980 with the bookmobile program,” Harris said. “Seeing a child’s love of books and reading, I have... Read more
The rural school building program began in 1912 as a collaboration between Booker T. Washington, the head of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and Rosenwald, one of the institutes trustees and the president of Sears, Roebuck and Company. Washington held that impoverished African Americans could improve economic and social... Read more
Beulah ES getting new building
A groundbreaking ceremony for a replacement of Beulah Elementary School will be held Wednesday, May 31. The Beulah Elementary project was one of 10 school revitalization projects approved by county residents in the 2013 bond referendum, which focused on renovating or replacing older school facilities. Approved projects include the... Read more