A study on where to build a new railroad station in the South Chesterfield area has ended for the time being with no conclusion. The Tri-Cities Metropolitan Planning Organization received word from Federal Railroad Administration official Marlys Osterhues in an April 4 letter that the study begun in 2014... Read more
Zoned out: County gets injunction against local charity
Last summer, the Guardians HOPE Center received help rehabilitating a building at the site of a former Bible college. Now the center’s leaders have been ordered by a judge to cease all uses of the property until they come into compliance with zoning or modify a conditional use permit.... Read more
Lets Go Services provides rides to those in need
Lets Go Services is a new nonprofit that provides transportation and more for people who need it and might not otherwise be able to afford it. The company serves Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Richmond, Varina, and other local areas. Owner Theresa Sears saw the transportation need while... Read more
‘Savannah Sipping Society’ now open on weekends
The Mill at Swift Creek is set to heat up the summer with a funny, sassy tale of empowered women. (Men will find it hilarious, too!) Yet another terrific script from the authors of “The Dixie Swim Club,” “The Hallelujah Girls,” and “Always a Bridesmaid,” this delightful laugh-a-minute comedy... Read more
Heading the right way? Not all happy about eminent domain case
Chesterfield County supervisors last week unanimously approved an eminent domain action for a property at 15101 Happy Hill Road. The action will give the county 600 feet of right-of-way access across the triangle-shaped property, which is located west of Jefferson Davis Highway. The access is along a route that... Read more
Gone to the dogs: Greyhounds reap benefit of Deane’s volunteer work
A Chester resident was recently honored for his volunteer efforts, and some greyhounds will reap the benefits. As one of six Dominion Energy Volunteers of the Year, Russell Deane chose the James River Greyhounds as his charity for a $5,000 donation. Deane, who works for Dominion Energy, and his... Read more
Dance, Morrissey competing for state Senate seat
Senate District 16 residents will likely decide their next senator in the June 11 Democratic primary, as no Republicans filed for the seat. The independent filing deadline is June 11. Incumbent Democrat Rosalyn “Roz” Dance is being challenged by former Del. “Fighting Joe” Morrissey. Both are running as Democrats.... Read more
New Comp Plan approved despite protests
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new Comprehensive Plan despite objections from members of two community organizations. Bermuda Advocates for Responsible Development and Chesterfield Citizens United rallied outside prior to the supervisors’ May 22 meeting waving silver platters with various anti-development wording. BARD and CCU board... Read more
Action on arts center coming soon, project manager says
Chester residents should see some action soon outside the Chester Library, according to Mike Lang, project manager of Chesterfield’s Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts. On May 22, Lang told the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors that they should see some activity within the next 10 days on the site... Read more
Police seek missing man
Chesterfield Police are searching for a man who was last seen on April 21. Bryan Austin Sebera, of the 14700 block of Esther Lane in Enon, left his residence April 21 in his red, 1993 Honda Civic bearing Virginia license plate: XMUGENX. He was reported missing by relatives on... Read more