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Chester Rotary presents scholarship to Raheem Randolph

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 Cox to run for re-election

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.

Scalps and the county jail

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.

Bensley Elementary student wins essay contest

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.

School Honors: Ryan Carwile

Ryan Carwile, of Chester, grandson of Mildred Carwile, made the Dean’s List at Virginia Tech for the spring 2011 semester.

School Honors: Laura Pond

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.

Scholarship recipients hope for regular reunion

Cline Appliances was a fixture in the Chester community for many, many years. The Cline family was as much a part of the community, as was Magee’s Pharmacy or the Chesterfield Bank. The appliance business is gone from Chester now but its legacy lives on through the Panchita Cline Scholarship at Thomas Dale High School.

Students plant memorial butterfly garden

The friends and classmates of Devin Hawkins, a student at Carver Middle School who was tragically lost this spring, planted a memorial butterfly garden in his memory on June 11.