Crash on Varina-Enon Bridge
It was a close call on the Varina-Enon Bridge on Tuesday, Aug. 13, when a pickup truck hauling a machine jackknifed and crashed. Corrine Geller of the Virginia State Police said the single-vehicle crash occurred around 11:52 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 295 at mile marker 18.... Read more

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Obituaries August 23, 2019

BROWNELL, Nancy Carolyn, 78, of Chester, wife of Thomas Brownell. EVERETT, Leonard A. “Lennie,” 71, of Chesterfield, husband of Judith Everett. FORD, Keith Nolan, 68, of Chester, husband of Rebecca Holden Ford. GREENBAUM, James, 50, of North Chesterfield, husband of Gemma Greenbaum. GUNN, Burton Austin, 62, of Chester, husband of Denise Gunn. GUNTER, Jimmie Sr.,... Read more
Driver issued five summonses after dump truck crash
A July 25 crash closed Beach Road for over two hours, tied up traffic and resulted in five summons for the driver. Around 2:26 p.m., a dump truck-trailer crashed on Beach at Second Branch Road, overturning onto its roof and catching fire. A load of logs and debris that... Read more
Police investigating assault of local attorney
Chesterfield County Police are investigating the apparent assault of a local attorney last week. The attorney’s name is George H. Edwards, according to another local attorney. Police issued a press release about the alleged assault of a man in a hallway of an office building in the 10100 block... Read more
Kathryn Dale Shockley, 64, of Chester, passed away Aug. 4, 2019. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of over 20 years, James “Jimmy” Shockley. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 and Monday, Aug. 12, at the Chester... Read more
Employees at the Fiorucci Foods plant in the 1800 block of Ruffin Mill Road had quite a scare when an explosion occurred July 26, sending flames into the air and shaking the building. It began at 5:41 a.m. when a compressor in a boiler room ruptured and caused an... Read more
Miles provides update on body camera review funding
Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Miles said that the county is making some progress in reviewing police officers’ body camera video footage. That comes in spite of the county not receiving additional funding from the state for such in last or this year’s budgets. As part of the current budget... Read more

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Obituaries August 13, 2019

ABOULHOSN, Nidal Jamil, 60, of North Chester, husband of Donia Aboulhosn. BARHAM, Carroll D., 71, of Chester. BARRETT, Evelyn Williams, 77, of Chesterfield, widow of Roy Barrett. BENNETT, Thomas E., 87, of Chesterfield, an Army veteran, husband of Muriel R. Bennett. BELLFLOWER, Helen Augusta, 96, of Chester, widow of Horace Bellflower. CALL, Donna L., 66,... Read more
Dedication: ‘Fully-sworn’ auxiliary police officers work without pay
It takes a lot of dedication to be an auxiliary police officer. The position is unpaid and involves carrying a firearm and a Taser. Many people may not have the time or the desire for such a part-time job, but those that do enjoy it. Tracy Connor, 43, works... Read more

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Obituaries August 6, 2019

BENNETT, Sally Marie, 69, of Chester. BENTLEY, Mary Elizabeth, 56, of Chesterfield. ELLIS, Sydney Whiting, 76, of Chesterfield, wife of Bobby D. Ellis. FARMER, William R., 84, of Chesterfield, a National Guard veteran, husband of Patricia Farmer. FLETCHER, Raymond Lawrence, 56, of Chesterfield. FORD, Keith Nolan, 68, of Chester, husband of Rebecca Ford. GERRING, Michael W.,... Read more