In conjunction with “Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” the Judges of the Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court recently introduced the Hope Card project. Hope Cards are durable, wallet-sized cards available to petitioners of family abuse protective orders upon entry of a final order of protection They are designed... Read more
Remembering David Creasy: An iconic member of fire and rescue
Longtime Chesterfield firefighter David Creasy died Oct. 15 after a four-year battle with cancer. Creasy served the community for 50 years. He joined the fire service in 1968 as a volunteer with the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department. In 1971, he went to work for the Richmond Bureau of Fire... Read more

Recently deceased

Obituaries October 16, 2018

Adams, Mr. Stuart Seldon Jr., 58, of South Chesterfield. Gibson, Mrs. Peggy Overby, 75, of North Chesterfield, widow of Larry Preston Gibson. Glass, Mr. Kenneth Wayne, 60, of Chesterfield, partner of Diane Johnson and widower of Patricia Glass. Harper, Ms. Doris May, 71, of Chesterfield,. Maith, Mrs. Carrie E., 89,... Read more
Police investigate shooting near VSU
The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Third Avenue adjacent to the Virginia State University campus at 1:55 a.m. Sunday. Officers responded to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was transported to... Read more
Help needed with theft recovery
A ‘dog box’ and cooler were recently stolen from a firefighter’s pickup. On Thursday, Oct. 11, a firefighter with Enon Volunteer Fire Department was busy working when she discovered that she was the victim of theft. Around midnight between running calls, the firefighter went to her truck and discovered... Read more
Late-term self-abortion charge against woman dismissed
A felony charge was dismissed last month against a woman who allegedly aborted her unborn child during the third trimester and buried it in the backyard of a residence in north Chesterfield. The Chesterfield Commonwealth Attorney’s office filed a motion Sept. 13 dismissing the charge against Michelle Frances Roberts,... Read more

Recently deceased

Obituaries October 9, 2018

Barfield, Mr. Russ Allen, 60, of Chester. Cogle, Mr. Raymond “Jack,” 89, of Chester, an Air Force veteran, widower of Beverly Lewis Cogle. Cottrell, Mr. Clyde F., 80, of Chesterfield, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant and Vietnam War veteran, husband of Shirley Cottrell. Crotts, Mr. Philip Henry, 69, of Chester, husband of... Read more
Back to court: Shoosmith Bros. files another lawsuit against county over rock quarry
Land near the top of the photo includes a rock quarry that Shoosmith Bros. Inc. wants to use for its landfill. After being unanimously turned down July 25 by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors on its request for a permit to use a rock quarry as a landfill,... Read more
County offers computer access to fire and police calls
Sirens wailing, red or blue lights flashing: what is happening? Now the general public can check for themselves thanks to an upgrade on the county’s website, the first since 2009. “The idea was developed as several departments in the region prepared for radio encryption,” said Elizabeth Caroon, spokesman for... Read more

Recently deceased

Obituaries October 2, 2018

Alexander, Mr. Otis Jerome “Rome,” 68, of Chester, a Vietnam War-era Army veteran. August, Mrs. Betty Cohen, 69, of Chesterfield, widow of Alan L. August. Bryant, Mrs. Dorothea White, 88, of Chesterfield, widow of Junior Bryant. Burke, Mr. Bobby G., 80, of Chesterfield, husband of Norma J. Burke. Butler, Mrs. Patricia Harris, 63, of... Read more