Chesterfield supervisor named chair of Greater Richmond Partnership
The Board of Directors of the Greater Richmond Partnership, the lead regional economic development group serving the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico, recently announced the appointment of Leslie T. Haley, chair of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, as chair of the organization. Haley... Read more
Social media: Guns, rape and marijuana: Candidates criticized for FB posts
Social media posts seem to have taken on added importance for political candidates. This was signified by a couple of local state Senate candidates who were criticized last week for controversial posts. Sen. Amanda Chase, a Republican from Senate District 11, and independent Waylin K. Ross, who is challenging... Read more
Fried directing Mental Health Support Services
Chesterfield County has named Kelly Fried as its new executive director of Mental Health Support Services and the Chesterfield Community Services Board. She has served as the department’s assistant director for the past decade. With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare administration, leadership and strategic planning, Fried... Read more
Pilot injured in crash
A Chesterfield man was injured last week while crashing a plane at the Chesterfield County Airport. State police responded at 8:42 p.m. July 2 to 7511 Airfield Drive. A preliminary investigation reveals that a small, single-engine homemade plane was taxiing on the runway when it inadvertently left the ground,... Read more
County approves grant to build hotel/conference center
In order to attract a builder for a hotel and conference center at the old Cloverleaf Mall, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors last week approved a grant for Shamin Hotels of Chester by a 4-1 vote with Steve Elswick dissenting. As part of the agreement, Shamin Hotels –... Read more
County approves funding for ‘Superstreet’ project
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors last week approved funding for projects that would widen Route 10 to either six or eight lanes from Jefferson Davis Highway to Bermuda Triangle Road east of Interstate 95. In addition, Meadowville Road would be widened from two to six lanes from Route... Read more
Torch officials discuss megasite proposal
Slightly more than 100 people gathered at Ironbridge Church last week to learn more about Torch Clean Energy’s proposal for the Shoosmith megasite in southern Chesterfield County. Torch would like to build a solar farm and entice a data center provider to the 1,677-acre property – 1,540 acres which... Read more
Arts center on the way
“What a beautiful day!” With those words, Chesterfield County supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle may have summed up the feelings and thoughts of those who attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts on Monday morning. The light at the end of the tunnel was evident on... Read more
For home and business owners who are planning a rehabilitation, renovation or replacement project, filling out a short application could help them tap into a tax break. Real estate incentive programs aren’t new to Chesterfield County, but a fully electronic application that takes only minutes to complete and submit... Read more
Planning Commission signs off on new billboard ordinance
By a 3-1 vote with Midlothian commissioner Peppy Jones dissenting and Dale commissioner Michael Jackson absent, the Chesterfield County Planning Commission recommended approval of a controversial sign ordinance last week. The June 18 meeting followed a May 21 public hearing in which 10 people spoke about the proposed ordinance,... Read more