Spanberger votes for Bustos, not Pelosi
In the Jan. 3 vote for U.S. House Speaker, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., voted for Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill. Spanberger, who represents part of Chesterfield County, said she would not vote for Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who was elected with 220 votes compared with 192 votes for Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.... Read more
Cox presents school safety report to General Assembly
State House Speaker Kirk Cox, R–Colonial Heights, released the Select Committee on School Safety’s final report to the General Assembly on Dec. 19. The report contains 24 priority recommendations for consideration during the 2019 General Assembly session. The committee presented a comprehensive set of recommendations to make students and... Read more
All state parks will offer free parking all day, Jan. 1, 2019, and the first 100 visitors to each park will receive a special bumper sticker. Two contests give visitors two opportunities to win gift certificates valued at up to $500. Participants can be eligible to win prizes by... Read more
Where legislation begins? School board asks legislators for help
ABOVE: Matoaca District school board rep Rob Thompson, center, speaks while state Sen. Rosalyn Dance and House Speaker Kirk Cox listen. Adding school resource officers at each of the 38 elementary schools in Chesterfield County was one topic discussed at a joint meeting of school board members and local state... Read more
Virginia’s Native American heritage celebrated in November
ABOVE: Left, A Native American yehakin, or longhouse, is pictured at Henricus Historical Park. On right, Tamsye ‘Little Dove’ Stover of the Chickahominy Tribe has appeared at past Henricus events and demonstrated beadwork and crafting. Since 1996, Virginia has recognized November as American Indian Month. In Virginia, there are... Read more
Dominion Energy has received 12 proposals to recycle coal ash at five of its ash ponds at four power stations in the state, including one in Chesterfield. The utility company made the announcement in a Nov. 14 press release. Earlier this year, the state Legislature passed a law –... Read more
Miles wins CA’s race as Dems show strength in Chesterfield
ABOVE: Scott Miles, on right, will be Chesterfield County’s next commonwealth’s attorney. A 60-percent turnout of Chesterfield County’s registered voters yielded an upset last week as Democrat Scott Miles defeated Republican John Childrey by 2,527 votes, or 1.75 percentage points. The men were vying to fill the remaining year... Read more
Local attorney is new leader of state GOP: Wilson was recently elected to Republican Party’s top post
ABOVE: Jack Wilson III is pictured in his office in Chester. A well-traveled Chester resident is the new chairman of the state Republican Party. Jack Wilson III, who was born in West Virginia but grew up in various locales across the globe as his father served in the Army, has... Read more
Stewart not deterred by underdog status
ABOVE: GOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart talks with Asher Purvis and Tracy Lynn at the Chesterfield County Fair on Aug. 28. Being down 19 points in the Real Clear Politics average of recent polling in Virginia’s U.S. Senate race doesn’t have Republican candidate Corey Stewart down. Stewart came to the... Read more
Committee to study body camera funding
A committee is scheduled to consider what to do about funding commonwealth’s attorneys for reviewing body camera footage from law enforcement officials. The recently-passed state budget contains that language, Chesterfield County officials say. A committee that is to be created from representatives from the state Supreme Court, state Department... Read more