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PADDY WAGONS: Taking a look back at how Chesterfield transported prisoners during the 1800s

Nothing is more intriguing than a lost piece of history. Here is a mystery of a prison wagon that begs to be solved. Prison wagons were a popular tool in the 1800s and early 1900s. In our modern age, the motorized police vans had replaced the older paddy wagons as they were usually crudely adapted for accommodation of prisoners.

Sunny day brings visitors out to Presquile’s annual event

Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, a hidden nugget managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was opened to the public on Saturday, April 12.

No real estate tax increase say Board of Supervisors

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors meeting last week, was hot and heavy at times. Some said it was the most interesting interaction in a long time.

A little more for the pedestrian

An item on the agenda, last week, of the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors authorized the County Administrator to award a construction contract up to $772,580 to the lowest bidder for the construction of a sidewalk on Osborne Road from the end of the existing sidewalk at Cliff Lawn Drive to the Shopping Center at Osborne Road and Jefferson Davis Highway.

Pedestrian improvements along Route 10 in the works

Spring brings construction to eastern Chesterfield, at least the promise of construction. The Board of Supervisors has approved acquiring six acres in front of Curtis Elementary and Thomas Dale High School for sidewalk improvements and crosswalk marking.

Business is booming in Chesterfied

Kicking off the Board of Supervisors meeting last week, County Administrator, Jay Stegmaier, was pleased to report that “Parallon Supply Chain will be expanding its business. Parallon provides health care operations services and records management.

Easter services and events

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at God’s Storehouse Baptist Church, 5007 Jessup Rd., Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. Children will meet the Easter Bunny and learn about Easter from the pastor, Dr. Tom. Come experience the fun and fellowship.

Students showcase talents at Fine Arts Festival

The Matoaca High School hosted the family-friendly Annual Fine Arts Festival of Chesterfield County Public Schools. The Festival showcased the counties public elementary, middle and high school students’ visual and performing arts talent.