Economic development and a promise of jobs was the message last week as county supervisors put on their best handshake and cut the ribbon at a number of new enterprises in Chesterfield.
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors (BOS), last week voted to give their planning commission an additional five months, until December 15, to complete their review of the comprehensive plan. The commission had requested an additional two months, until September 15, but the Board voted 3 – 2 to give them more time to get additional public input.
Chester Rotary Club President Pete Adler welcomed scholarship recipient Raheem Randolph and his mother Carolyn Marrow during their visit with the club Wednesday, June 15.
Delegate M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox (R-Colonial Heights), House majority leader, has announced that he will seek re-election to the 66th District seat in the House of Delegates. Cox also turned in his Certificate of Candidate Qualification to the State Board of Elections.
Revolutionary War prisoner life at the Chesterfield jail may not have been as rough as you might imagine. This week in 1779, Governor Thomas Jefferson had prisoners captured by Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark in his campaign at Vincennes sent to the Chesterfield Courthouse jail.
Kayla Shefond Harris, a fifth-grader at Bensley Elementary School, is the grand-prize winner of the annual essay contest for Older American’s Month. Kayla was recognized for her winning essay during the May 25 Board of Supervisors meeting where she received a plaque and a $25 savings bond.
Ryan Carwile, of Chester, grandson of Mildred Carwile, made the Dean’s List at Virginia Tech for the spring 2011 semester.
Laura Pond, daughter of Lennie and Catherine Pond, a 2011 graduate of James Madison University and a 2007 graduate from L.C. Bird High School, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts and Design with a concentration in Corporate Communication.