In the Alaskan bush: Local reading specialist and son summer up north
Most of the year, Andrea Sisson works as a reading specialist in local schools, but during three recent summers, she has traded her laptop and headphones for salmon nets and gardening tools, trekking to a homestead on the Yukon River in Alaska with her son, Nick, a rising freshman... Read more
McLaughlin gets rezoning approval for industrial site
ABOVE: A vehicle passes by on Ware Bottom Spring Road, near where Barney McLaughlin plans to relocate his home construction business and house a stone-cutting operation. The buildings would be located on the left behind a 50-foot tree buffer. It looks as though Barney McLaughlin will be able to relocate... Read more
A proposed new elementary school at the Magnolia Green subdivision in the western part of the Matoaca district has been postponed at least a year following the Board of Supervisors’ actions July 25. The Chesterfield County school board voted 4-1 during a special meeting July 11 to ask the... Read more
The hullabaloo over funding review of police body cameras may be coming to an end after Chesterfield County supervisors last week voted unanimously to spend $125,000 to hire three additional commonwealth’s attorneys. The county’s previous commonwealth’s attorney, Billy Davenport, clashed with supervisors earlier this year over the issue and... Read more
GOP to hold canvass to select nominee for commonwealth’s attorney
      The Chesterfield County Republican Committee will conduct a canvass to select its nominee for commonwealth’s attorney following the July 1 resignation of Billy Davenport. The canvass will be held Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at six locations throughout the county. Republican candidates... Read more
Medication collection unit installed at police headquarters
ABOVE: Police chief Jeffrey S. Katz and Regina Whitsett. CHESTERFIELD – A MedReturn Drug Collection Unit was recently installed in the lobby of Chesterfield County Police headquarters at 10001 Iron Bridge Road. The unit was donated to the police department by Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc., the substance abuse prevention... Read more
Two local residents complete agriculture leadership program
CHESTERFIELD – The Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results program, the commonwealth’s premier agriculture-leadership training program, celebrated the graduation of its third class of leadership fellows at the Hotel Roanoke July 14. The VALOR fellows, who engaged in a service project and professional development activities during the past two years,... Read more
Planning Commission gives clearance for new Harrowgate school, park
The Chesterfield County Planning Commission last week cleared the way for a new Harrowgate Elementary School and a revamp of Harrowgate Community Park. The unanimous votes – which said the projects are in “substantial accord” with the Comprehensive Plan – took place during the commission’s July 17 meeting. The... Read more
CHESTERFIELD – There is still time for residents to plan and register neighborhood events for the 35th annual National Night Out, which will take place Tuesday, Aug. 7. On “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” neighborhoods and businesses throughout Chesterfield will host a variety of special events, such as block... Read more
Chesterfield County continues to set an example for the innovative use of technology in local government. Chesterfield placed second on the Digital Counties Survey among counties nationwide with populations between 250,000 and 499,999. The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties recently announced the winners of... Read more