Tannerite explosions rattle community: Women, children, dogs and horses react to shootings
A group of five neighbors came to a Chesterfield Board of Supervisors meeting last month after having heard some rather loud explosions in their neighborhood near Hickory and Matoaca roads. Two of the five spoke during public comment at the Feb. 27 meeting. Kathleen Jones, a Chesterfield school teacher,... Read more
Rift in Chesterfield’s NAACP chapter followed November election
A rift in the Chesterfield chapter of the NAACP became evident in December and culminated with the organization’s president calling the police during a meeting. Tavorise Marks said the organization’s president, L.J. McCoy Jr., called the police shortly after the Dec. 18 meeting at Second Baptist Church of Chester... Read more
HD62: NAACP official, newcomer vying for Democratic nod
Those who want to vote in the Democratic Party’s House District 62 primary June 11 will have a choice. Local NAACP official Tavorise Marks and Chesterfield County budget official Lindsey Dougherty are running. Marks has worked for the state Department of Health for six-plus years, he said, noting that... Read more
County administrator Joe Casey presented a Fiscal Year 2020 budget on Friday, which the supervisors were scheduled to consider during their March 13 afternoon work session. The $733.5 million budget represents a $22 million increase, or 3 percent, over the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. It would leave the real... Read more
Cox named Kiwanis Club’s ‘Person of the Year’
State Del. Kirk Cox thinks it’s “pretty cool” being House Speaker. Cox – who’s in his 30th year serving in the General Assembly – was honored last week as the Chester Kiwanis Club’s “Person of the Year.” The Colonial Heights native said that, despite being tentatively redistricted into a... Read more
Dog park to open in mid-April
The first phase of a dog park at Goyne Park is almost finished. The first phase will feature a small dog run, said Joe Stovall, construction services manager at county parks and recreation. The first phase will also have an 8-foot-wide, 220-foot long walking path and an 80-foot-long release... Read more
UR professor speaks at Matoaca
Bertram Ashe talks with Matoaca High junior Zion Porer on Feb. 19 in the high school library. Ashe read from his memoir, ‘Twisted: My Dread Chronicles,’ which explores black male identity, black vernacular and black hair. Ashe is an English professor at the University of Richmond. He spoke at... Read more
‘Beauty and the Beast’ coming to EDMS
The Phantom Players will perform “Beauty and the Beast” at Elizabeth Davis Middle School, 601 Corvus Court at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10. The musical follows the classic cartoon movie, but was adapted for the Broadway stage and new songs... Read more
Chesterfield County is proposing a slight increase in water and wastewater utility fees. Director of Utilities George B. Hayes said the proposal would increase the water commodity charge from $2.07 to $2.15 per 100 cubic feet (ccf). The wastewater commodity charge would increase from $2.24 to $2.25 per 100... Read more
By Caitlin Morris RICHMOND – The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill to expand “revenge porn” laws to include realistic fake images. In 2014, Virginia outlawed the dissemination of explicit photos or videos without the consent of the person seen in the images. The images may have been originally... Read more