Lions Club hears about Regenesis Life Ministries
By Carelynn Sheppard The Chester Lions Club recently heard about a new ministry from Regenesis Life Ministries. Pastor Gary McReynolds and his wife, “Miss Tracey” McReynolds, spoke to the Chester Lions Club on Feb. 26. Regenesis is dedicated to helping individuals who have the drive to succeed in their... Read more
America’s Classic Miss
Chester resident LauraBrooke McCarney was recently crowned America’s Classic Miss, Mega Grand Supreme, for 2019. Read more
Chesapeake Bank donates $10K to BizWorks
Chesapeake Bank presented a check for $10,000 to BizWorks Enterprise Center on Feb. 26. Funds will be used to renovate the center’s multi-purpose room. From left, David Neale, Fable Marketing; Richard Swed, Risk Management Group; LaTisha Jenkins, Chesterfield Economic Development; Tommy Adams, Chesapeake Bank; Kiva Duff, BizWorks; Shane Young,... Read more
The Chesterfield County Public Schools Board voted 4-0 last week to approve its Fiscal Year 2020 budget. Midlothian District board member Javaid Siddiqi was absent for the Feb. 26 meeting. Superintendent Merv Daugherty had proposed the $672.2 million budget, which is $17.5 million more than the FY2019 budget. “I... Read more
Three men vying for Republican nod for supervisor in Matoaca
The recent announcement that two-term county supervisor Steve Elswick is not running again has resulted in three declared Republican candidates thus far. Kevin Carroll had already announced, but shortly after Elswick’s decision, current Matoaca District school board member Rob Thompson and Matoaca District planning commissioner Craig Stariha also came... Read more
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CommunityHistory February 26, 2019

Storyteller and performer Charmaine Crowell-White entertained students during three lunch events at Carver Middle School Feb. 8. Students enjoyed a first-person performance by Crowell-White as Sukey, Dolley Madison’s personal maid. She described how Sukey and other house servants saved the portrait of George Washington and many other historical documents... Read more
Village News goes to Myrtle Beach
Diane Merryman recently visited Myrtle Beach, S.C. with her local newspaper. Read more
Coal ash bill sent to governor: Wording about access to Henricus Park, Dutch Gap not included in bill
A coal ash bill that went through a number of changes in the final weeks of the recently-concluded General Assembly’s general session is waiting action from Gov. Ralph Northam. He has until midnight March 25 to sign, veto or amend the bill. SB1355 was approved 37-2 in the state... Read more
Jaeckle not running again: Ingle angles for job
Three-term county supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle announced Feb. 19 that she is not running again, while another Republican said he plans to seek his party’s nomination for the position in the June 11 primary. In a press release, the 64-year-old Jaeckle said time is a “most precious commodity.” “It has... Read more
Second phase of The Cove at Magnolia Lakes underway
Cornerstone Homes broke ground Feb. 7 on the second phase at The Cove at Magnolia Lakes, an age 55-plus community located at 5800 Magnolia Cove Circle at Iron Bridge and Chalkley roads in Chester. The company purchased the property from BB&T Corp. when the previous owner, Tascon Group, went... Read more