‘Plain old teacher’ incorporates technology in first-grade classroom
A good day for Nancy Thweatt is when the students in her first-grade class learn something new after having struggled with a lesson. Thweatt said when the proverbial light bulb goes off, she’s done something her students will be able to carry on to subsequent grades. Thweatt has been... Read more
Fashion Al Fresco – or fashion out in the open air – was the theme of the Woman’s Club of Chester’s 2018 Annual Fashion Show. The April 7 event showcased new outfits from Peebles Department Store to an audience of more than 100 patrons. The club hosted the benefit... Read more
Re-entry program one of many offered by sheriff’s office
April Hutchison loves helping people. She got the opportunity to do just that when the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office decided to hire a re-entry coordinator over a year ago. Hutchison, who had been a stay-at-home mom for a year and a dispatcher and customer service rep for a local... Read more
Residents protest megasite, others object to utility rate increases
Some 85 people rallied outside the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors meeting March 28 to protest a proposed megasite in the southern part of the county. Inside, the supervisors took public comment about a proposed 3.5-percent increase in water and sewer rates and about a $711 million budget that... Read more
Audit reveals $99M in unfunded liabilities
Unfunded liabilities in a supplemental retirement plan for Chesterfield County Public Schools’ employees accumulated to nearly $100 million over more than two decades, according to a report recently issued by the county’s internal audit director Greg Akers. Akers, who presented his report to the county’s Audit and Finance Committee... Read more
CCPS approves year-round school at Bellwood Elementary
Year-round school is a go at Bellwood Elementary School beginning in July. During a special meeting on March 23, the Chesterfield County Public Schools board voted unanimously to approve a proposal for a pilot program at Bellwood. School board member Carrie Coyner said the school held two additional meetings... Read more
Fitness center re-opens
Anytime Fitness celebrated a grand re-opening last month under new ownership and management. From left: owner Manish Gupta, general manager Catherine Callaham, Vitamin Shoppe representative Monte Lloyd and personal trainer Dylan Harvey.  The business is located in the Bermuda Crossroads Shopping Center on Jefferson Davis Highway. Read more
New police chief has vision for police athletic league
A neighbor provided some of the impetus for Chesterfield’s new police chief to choose law enforcement as a career field. Jeffery Katz, who started Jan. 2, recalled how one of his childhood mentors who lived next door influenced his life. The man, who was an undercover agent with the... Read more
Chesterfield – The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation present a free lecture by H. V. “Bo” Traywick, “Diary of a Southern Soldier Boy” at noon, April 7, at Magnolia Grange House Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. The event is part... Read more
Rec building for the disabled planned for Camp Baker
A 10,000-square-foot in-door recreation facility for the disabled is being planned for Camp Baker near Pocahontas State Park. Doug Payne, a spokesman of the Greater Richmond ARC, said a site plan has already been approved by Chesterfield County with a ground-breaking scheduled for August and an opening in May... Read more