By Doug Riddel While Chester has had a railroad presence since before the American Civil War, the Seaboard Air Line Railroad (SAL) passed through town for only about 70 years. By contrast, the right-of-way through Chester, the former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) – presently owned by CSX Transportation... Read more
In 1931, Ruth Puckett Williams unknowingly began a family trend when she graduated from Chester High School, presently known as Thomas Dale. Although the school and the surrounding Chester area have changed over the past 80 years, her family’s presence at Thomas Dale has notably remained unchanged. Today, ten... Read more
The Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development is seeking adults to serve on the Youth Services Citizen Board for the 2016-17 year. The board is composed of two adults from each magisterial district. Board members attend monthly meetings and help plan programs throughout the year. They serve... Read more
Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces protecting our country. Including all wars through today, over 1.3 million service members have lost their lives. The Civil War accounted for the most deaths (623,026), followed by World War... Read more
The revitalization of Jefferson Davis Highway continues with one of the most unique projects to date, Moore’s Lake Apartments LLC. Moore’s Lake has submitted some changes to its original site plan (the way buildings are laid out on a property) approved last year. The company is applying for minimal... Read more
The Kiwanis Club of Chester will honor the local Korean War veterans at a banquet on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. The group is seeking veterans from the Chester, Bensley, Courthouse, Rivers Bend, and Colonial Heights areas. Please send your name(s), address, email and daytime telephone number to: Kiwanis Club... Read more
The Chesterfield County Public Library will host the Chesterfield Maker Expo 2016 – a family-friendly event that will include a variety of makers. The vendors will create or demonstrate everything from robots to printmaking, coding to crafts. Maker Expo is on Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.... Read more
The 1.2 million-square foot, 3,300-employees, Amazon Fulfillment Center at Meadowville Technology Park may soon be no longer the big boy on the block at the business park. Amazon could get a little brother if a new business dubbed “Project Buzzard” decides to build on part of a 223-acre site... Read more
Salem Church Middle will present a performing arts showcase 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 2 in the Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park. More than 250 students will perform selections showcasing the school’s “Journey of Hope” project-based learning units and other spring pieces. The performances by drama, chorus,... Read more
Founded in 1830, a route between Richmond and Petersburg was built by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad. One stop on the railroad was in Chester. The little train depot was located at a rail crossing on Curtis Street. The crossing still exists as a modern crossing, but the station... Read more