Going to waste? Shoosmith Bros. applies for permit to use remainder of its land for landfill
The longevity of a local landfill may depend on an application filed recently with Chesterfield County. Shoosmith Bros., Inc. recently filed a permit application with the county that would allow it to use some 180 acres of land which includes a rock quarry that it acquired in 1997. (The... Read more
County approves $5.1M more for Chester arts center
By a 3-2 vote, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors approved an additional $5.1 million for Chester performing arts center last week. The “Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts” would be located next to the Chester Library. Jim Holland made the motion, which was seconded by Dorothy Jaeckle. They... Read more
CHESTERFIELD — For the first time, the county will sell approximately $50 million in bonds, offering them first to the public, meaning Chesterfield residents and other Virginians can buy bonds and invest directly in their community. The sale of these bonds will fund projects from the 2013 bond referendum,... Read more
Warehouse, gravel road planned by EDA
A 250,000-square-foot office/warehouse is in the planning stages for the Ruffin Mill Industrial Park in South Chesterfield. A site plan says that Rosyln Farms Corp. of Colonial Heights plans to build on 17 acres at 801 Port Walthall Road in the Walthall Enterprise Zone. Some 91 employees would work... Read more
Committee to study body camera funding
A committee is scheduled to consider what to do about funding commonwealth’s attorneys for reviewing body camera footage from law enforcement officials. The recently-passed state budget contains that language, Chesterfield County officials say. A committee that is to be created from representatives from the state Supreme Court, state Department... Read more
CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield County has launched a new Speakers Bureau to better reach residents, businesses and community groups. The process is quick and easy for requesting speakers for your next meeting or program. The Speakers Bureau features a variety of topics on current and timely subjects. The speakers, who... Read more
Retired judge Ernest P. Gates dead at 94
CHESTER – Ernest Pleasants Gates, a man of great respect and admiration with deep family roots in Chesterfield County, died Monday, June 18, at the age of 94. He will be remembered as a man who loved his community, and was a dedicated public servant who worked to make... Read more
Public divided on Nash Road extension
Following a May 21 public meeting about options the county is considering to extend Nash Road to Route 10, the comments indicate no consensus among residents. Comments that were submitted in person or by email from May 21 to June 4 reveal that 23 people support the project and... Read more
Child advocacy center opens in Chester
It was a long time coming, but retired judge Bonnie Davis was able to see her dream come true. Davis – who was a juvenile and domestic relations court judge in Chesterfield for 20 years – got the idea to start a child advocacy center in 1985 while attending... Read more
High-speed rail slowly coming to area?
A decision on where to build a new train station for high-speed rail is headed down the track but hasn’t reached the destination yet. “The final decision hasn’t been made yet,” said David Hyder, transportation director of the Crater Planning District Commission. He added that “it looks like” the... Read more