Firefighters from Harrowgate, Dutch Gap and Chester fire stations responded Monday, March 11, to Interstate 95 for multiple brush fires between Woods Edge Road and Route 10. Chesterfield Fire and EMS spokesman Jason Elmore said the fires were most likely caused by a vehicle throwing sparks while driving. There... Read more

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Obituaries March 12, 2019

ANDERSON, Dylan Robert, 31 days, of Chesterfield, son of Jeff and Ashley Anderson. BARDEN, William E. Jr., 84, of Chesterfield, an Army veteran, widower of Betty Barden. BARFOOT, Walter Leonard Sr., 87, of Chesterfield, a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War, widower of Jean Jordan. BONDS, Mary Beth, 77, of... 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
Robert Macon “Bob” Phillips Sr. died peacefully on Dec. 19, 2018, two weeks before his 100th birthday. Born in Emporia, he grew up in Petersburg and graduated from Petersburg High School. Bob earned his bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the University of Richmond and his doctorate from... Read more
BEER, Murray, 92, of Chesterfield, widower of Mattie Beer. BRYANT, Roy Lee Jr., 71, of Chesterfield, husband of Jacquelin Bryant. CARTER, Dorothy Faye, 81, of North Chesterfield, widow of Robert Carter. COLBY, Joseph Walter Lamont Sr., 70, of Chesterfield. COX, Rosalie Allen, 95, of Chester, widow of Thomas Bruce Cox. FOREMAN, John Victor Albert, 91,... Read more

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Obituaries February 26, 2019

AMOS, Clifford Wayne, 75, of Chesterfield, husband of Charleen Amos. CARWILE, Eugene Benton, 88, of Chesterfield, an Army veteran, partner of Gracie Haden. CONNER, Margaret Grant, 86, of Chesterfield, widow of Singleton Conner. DUSSOR, John Philip Jr., 57, of Chester, a Navy veteran, husband of Betty Dussor. DYKE, Carroll Edward Sr., 72, of North... Read more
Commonwealth Attorney’s office adds five prosecutors
Chesterfield’s Commonwealth Attorney’s Office recently hired five prosecutors to bring its attorney staff to full strength. (JOANNA HARTSOOK PHOTOGRAPHY) The new employees are Gabriela Phillingane, Catherine Gray, Ayesha Meekins, Ambrosia Mosby and Gregory Overholser. Phillingane most recently served as an assistant state attorney in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office,... Read more
Former Matoaca High teacher gets six months for contributing to the delinquency of a minor
Longtime Matoaca High teacher Craig D. Nixon was sentenced last week to 24 months in jail with all but six months suspended for two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The sentence came down after a plea agreement resulted in two felonies being downgraded. Nixon,... Read more

Obituaries

Obituaries February 19, 2019

BENTON, CHARLES LINTON, 77, of Chester, an Air Force veteran, husband of Joan Ford Benton. BRAMMER, THOMAS “JACK,” 89, of Chesterfield, husband of Helen Brammer. COE, BRANDON THOMAS, 22, of Chesterfield. CROSTIC, WILLIAM SELDON JR., 69, of Chesterfield, husband of Martha “Boo Boo” Crostic. CROWDER, HAROLD LEE “ANDY” SR., 87, of Chester, an Air... Read more

RICHARD S. WAYNE

Obituaries February 19, 2019

Richard S. Wayne, 91, of Chesterfield, Va., passed away, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. Richard was born and raised in New York, N.Y. He earned his master’s degree in chemistry and bachelor’s degree in physical and analytical chemistry. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps and was an... Read more