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
Pedro Lujan and Richpop LLC plan to build a Popeye’s restaurant at 12149 Jefferson Davis Highway. A 3,185-square-foot building 19 1/2 feet tall is planned on 2.44 acres. Site plan approval is pending. •A Wendy’s restaurant is planned for 7030 Iron Bridge Road. The site plan has been approved,... Read more
County extension office recognized for school garden program
CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield County’s Cooperative Extension office was recently recognized statewide for its school garden program, which works with area partners to help kids grow gardens and learn about healthy eating habits. The school garden program won Virginia Cooperative Extension’s 2017 Program Excellence Award at the Virginia Extension Service... Read more