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
Summer meals for kids available at county libraries
Chesterfield County’s public schools and libraries are teaming up with No Kid Hungry to feed children for free this summer. No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the... Read more
Booth wins Ivey Memorial UMC scholarship
CHESTERFIELD – Rickey H. Booth is the first winner of Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church’s scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship recognizes a deserving member of the church who is working toward educational opportunities at colleges, universities or technical/trade schools. There are four areas used as the selection criteria: involvement in... Read more
Spring Fling fundraiser raises $3,690 for charity
CHESTER – Students, families and staff from Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner demonstrated their commitment to giving back recently by raising $3,690 for local and national charities through a Spring Fling event held April 28. The funds raised will be split between Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Primrose Children’s... Read more
Urban garden created at VSU’s Summerseat
An urban garden was recently planted at Virginia State University to help combat “food deserts.” The garden, which was built and planted June 11, is located at the Summerseat historic house. Fifteen Sabra Dipping Co. employees joined VSU faculty and staff in the effort, a press release states. The... Read more
Brothers’ Keeper offers mental health assistance to youth, adults
David Banks and his wife, Katrina, started Brothers’ Keeper Inc. in Richmond in 2002. The business was focused on mentoring children in foster care and those coming out of the Department of Corrections. It branched out in 2007 to include counseling of youth and families. The company relocated to... Read more
Sabra expanding: Plans to add onto existing building in South Chesterfield
Sabra Dipping Co. plans to expand its South Chesterfield operations. The company has filed site plans with the county to add 37,816 square feet to its 220,560-square-foot factory in the Ruffin Mill Industrial Park at 15900 Sabra Way between I-95 and the Appomattox River. A loading dock with eight... Read more
War bond with a story
Mary Runnels holds a 1956 Series E war bond that she recently found. Her mother, Floris Blankenship, purchased the bond for her for $18.75. It is now worth $188.59, Runnels said, noting it stopped accruing interest after 30 years. Her mother bought the bond for her as a life... Read more
Finance major returns, enjoys teaching middle-school math
Rachel Watson was a finance major in her third year of college when the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred, and it made her stop and think about her life. She had always wanted to be a teacher, but changed her mind after she had been talked out... Read more