Salute the Troops, one of the many activities during last year’s ChesterFest, gave community members a chance to send a message to troops serving in Afghanistan. Whoever wanted to send a short thank you note to the troops signed a huge banner that was then sent overseas.
While most of their peers are donning coats and heading for bus stops, two Chester teens instead don blazers and prepare for a day of work at Virginia’s General Assembly.
JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY 1/29 K-Mart. Property was taken from two vehicles, a Honda Civic and Chevrolet Caprice, left parked at the store. Both vehicles had been entered through windows that had prior damage and were unable to be secured.
JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY 1/24 Martha Kay Motel. Suspect gave the victim a ride to her motel room and then asked to come inside. Once inside, the suspect assaulted her. One of the victim’s neighbors observed the suspect attack the victim, which caused the suspect to flee. Officers located the suspect, taking him into custody.
“When I walked down the street it was like relatives were falling out of the trees,” said Mary Byrd Micou Martin of her childhood in Chester. Martin and her brother Chip Micou share a lineage that includes many Chester notables, including the founding members of the first Chester Library, public school, woman’s club, garden club and the Chester Baptist Church, among others.
JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY 1/14 Tobacco and More. The suspect entered the business and walked to the cooler area, where he displayed a sawed-off shotgun to the clerk. After the clerk opened the register, the suspect took the cash from the drawer and then fled to a vehicle driven by the other suspect. Responding officers located the suspects, taking them into custody.