The James River Association is hosting its fourth annual Tire-less James cleanup to remove old tires from the James River Volunteers will take part in a one-day tire cleanup on Oct. 1, focused on the James River between Howardsville and Scottsville. The James River Association is again proud to... Read more
A meeting is set tonight, at Thomas Dale High School at 6:30 to discuss water quality of fly ash holding ponds at Dominion Virginia Power in Chester. A report from Duke U tested the water outflow into  the James River as having carcinogens. Dominion has responded with a lawsuit stating... Read more
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is now registering customers for the commonwealth’s Emergency Contact Program. The Emergency Contact Program, which was authorized by the General Assembly in 2015, gives law enforcement a way to notify a participant’s family or friends in the event of a... Read more
We are happy to announce that the Virginia Housing Coalition (VHC) and the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness (VCEH) have officially merged and launched the Virginia Housing Alliance (VHA). VHA will focus on expanding affordable housing opportunities and ending homelessness through advocacy, education, and collaboration. By merging, VHC and... Read more
Carlton and Jean Powell are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married in Emporia December 23, 1955. The Powell’s have been Chester residents since 1959.  Both are retired. Carlton retired from Reynolds Metal Company and Jean retired from Saunders Uniform. Carlton said they thank the Lord they have... Read more
Ruby and Gordon Napier celebrated their 61st wedding anniverary. They were married December 11, 1954. God has blessed our parents with 61 years together. Happy 61st Anniversary. Love your children, Tom, Kim, Kenny and Debbie Read more
This winter, students have an exciting opportunity to earn gift cards and win a $2,500 college scholarship from the American Red Cross – all while helping to save lives. Just host a Leaders Save Lives blood drive between December 15 and January 15 and you can be entered to win while gaining valuable... Read more
Autumn is here, and along with colorful leaves, crisp air, and shorter days, it means Virginia’s white-tailed deer will be on the move.  With daylight savings time just around the corner, many motorists will be commuting in the dark, increasing the likelihood of their vehicle colliding with a deer.... Read more
Sarah Tatum announced as 2015 Christmas Mother
The 2015 Christmas Mother season has arrived and Sarah Tatum, a long-time volunteer in the program, has been named the 2015 Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother. The annual kickoff tea was on Tuesday at the historic Magnolia Grange located at 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Ms. Tatum gave a brief speech... Read more
Parents and teen drivers are invited to the Come Home Alive safe driving program. With the goal of reducing car crashes and saving lives, the program brings together parents, students, school officials, law enforcement representatives and community members. Stressing the influence that parents have on teen drivers, Come Home... Read more