Q &A: How will you balance development and “smart growth” with community needs?
Shajuan Mason, Matoaca (D) I would balance development by having more data surrounding the needs of the community and how the proposed development will address that need. I would have a separate commission conduct a needs assessment. The needs assessment would address how the proposed development would impact neighborhoods,... Read more
Davenport, Miles vying for commonwealth’s attorney
Stacey Davenport Age: 42 Status: Married with two children Why I should be elected? I am the only candidate in this race who supports keeping School Resource Officers in our schools to keep our children and teachers safe. I am the only candidate with the ability to rebuild the... Read more
‘Battle of the Amandas’ in Senate District 11
A woman who calls herself a “liberal Christian” and campaigned last week with Alec Baldwin in western Matoaca is challenging an incumbent gun-toting woman who defied party politicos and recently got kicked out of a county Republican Party committee. The Senate District 11 race pits Democrat Amanda Pohl vs.... Read more
Martial arts world super show
Scary! South Chesterfield resident hosting free haunted house
By day, Tim Horne works as a mechanic. But when he’s not at work, he’s brewing up something spooky for neighbors near and far. Many people who vacation in August do so at the beach, but not Horne. Beginning on Aug. 1 each year, he takes off one day... Read more
Jackson, Longnaker vying for $130K-a-year treasurer’s post
On Nov. 5, Chesterfield County residents will elect a new county treasurer. It’s the first contested treasurer’s election in 40 years. Although such a race may normally seem “humdrum,” the specter of a dismissed five-year-old forgery charge and five years of delinquent personal property taxes against Democrat nominee Michael... Read more
The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra will open its 42nd concert season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, with “Colors of the Orchestra” – a program that reveals the palette of colors and textures that are available to composers of orchestral music. Tchaikovsky’s “Marche Slav” and Copland’s “Our Town” are showcased.... Read more
Supervisors candidates face off at Chester forum
All 10 candidates for the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors participated in a candidate forum Oct. 17 at the new Workforce Development Center at John Tyler Community College’s Chester campus. About 100 people attended the event, which featured questions asked by the audience through moderator Bob Holsworth. Candidates were typically... Read more
Courthouse Landing project deferred 60 days
A controversial mixed-use project dubbed “Courthouse Landing” was put on hold during the Oct. 15 Planning Commission meeting and the developer’s representative was told to conduct more community meetings. Courthouse Landing would be built on 124 acres on the northeast corner of Courthouse Road and Route 10. It would... Read more
Q &A: Do you want to increase, decrease or let cash proffers stay the same?
Jim Holland, Dale (D) * Our new proffers policies are working well based on a recent report to the Board of Supervisors. Since we voted to change our policies to include “Revitalization areas” in the County, we have new houses, apartments and multi-tenant complexes being built in Chesterfield. This... Read more