Information leak: County begins long process to add fourth water source
The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors last week unanimously authorized the county to begin the designing and permitting process to add a water treatment facility on the Appomattox River. County staff believes that a fourth water source – in addition to Swift Creek Reservoir, Lake Chesdin and the James River... Read more
Bunkering down: A ‘unique’ in-door golf experience
In its 25th year, The Golf Club at The Highlands is offering what it considers a rather unique experience. The Bunker indoor golf center consists of two golf simulation bays and a putting and chipping green, along with an adjacent bar and entertainment area called The 19th Hole that... Read more
Appraisers do their thing at annual event
The Chesterfield Historical Society held its 11th annual Antiques Evaluation Saturday, March 16 at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds. “I have been appraising for about 30 years,” local appraiser Joe Lipscombe said. “If you’re in this business, you do an appraising every day because we buy and sell. We [have... Read more
Dear Abishag: Damon writes second book about Biblical women
Roberta M. Damon, an 84-year-old Chester resident, recently debuted her second book in a series, “Dear Abishag: Letters to Little Known Women of the Bible.” The book, which was released in December, is a sequel to Damon’s first book: “Dear Mrs. Noah: Letters to Unnamed Women of the Bible.”... Read more
JTCC Day at the capitol
Five John Tyler Community College students visited area state legislators Jan. 29 and Feb. 11 during the general session. Above, from left, Matthew Holmes, Llana Sidbury, Luis Colon, college president Edward “Ted” Raspiller (back), Del. Lashrecse Aird, Jordan Nurney and Alicia Alvarez. 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
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