Matoaca High School senior Sam Kennedy recently had the privilege and honor to present a defense appeals argument in front of the Virginia Supreme Court. As a participant in the Model Judiciary Program for the state of Virginia – sponsored by the Young Lawyers Bar Association and the YMCA – Sam was able to prepare a second-degree murder case as defense counsel.
Multitudes of eager racers and heavy-eyed spectators gathered Sunday morning at Pocahontas State Park for this year’s Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series event. And though the event listed “Richmond” as its official host site for this particular race, Chesterfield County proudly welcomed folks to its outdoor haven off Beach Road before sending them off caked in our precious county mud.
Out of the 400 plus students currently enrolled at Chesterfield Community High School, 16 in particular have literally teamed up to accomplish something unprecedented in the school’s thirteen-year history.
Wednesday, May 4
Spring Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes for Seniors. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.
Chesterfield TRIAD will hold its 12th annual Senior Day, Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., at Victory Tabernacle Church, 11700 Genito Road, Midlothian. For more information, call Chesterfield County Senior Advocate Debbie Leidheiser at 804-768-7878.
Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.
The first week in May, 147 years ago, brought Union troops on the ground to Chesterfield. The Civil War had arrived. On May 4, 1864, General Ulysses S. Grant put his grand campaign into motion. While sending a diversion brigade to West Point, Major General Benjamin F. Butler and 40,000 troops steamed their way up the James River.
One day in early April, Carie Keller’s cell phone rang from the Bronx; it was her aunt, telling her about the hottest news in the most recent People magazine. Elizabeth Taylor, pictured on the cover, had passed. The legendary magazine had bid its farewell to the Hollywood goddess.
Thirteen-year-old Devin Rashad Hawkins was pronounced dead at the scene in a shooting on Timsberry Terrace over the weekend. Another victim, 17, was also shot but his injuries are non-life threatening. He was hospitalized at Chippenham Medical Center.