Fifty years after taking part in the June 1961 Freedom Rides, life has slowed down a bit for Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker. Once regarded as one of the more outspoken activists of human rights and peace, he has retired to a quiet Chester suburb with his wife of almost 60 years, Theresa, where their home is filled with memories of their life’s work.
Some people take a job for the benefits alone. Part-time, or jobs paying minimal wages, are not enough to live on, but throw in some health insurance and the work becomes more appealing.
Virginia State University (VSU) has worked out its housing issues by placing students in area hotels. The difference from earlier plans is that freshmen will not be housed in the hotels.
Last week, numerous Chester workers joined the 45,000 Verizon employees striking nationwide since Sunday over proposed contract cuts to health insurance and other benefits.
The Chesterfield County School Board met Tuesday afternoon to address how restructuring the school system’s Department of Technology could facilitate their vision of providing students in Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) with support and training in a rapidly changing technological world.
After 41 years of working at Ettrick Elementary School, Mrs. Wilma Jones-Brown recently retired from the Chesterfield County school system. In 1969, Brown began her career as a teacher’s aide at Dupuy Road Elementary (which was later named the Ettrick Elementary Annex).
After spending several months in an Atlanta hospital, Chester native Kasey Crute is finally home. Crute, 19, was a freshman at the University of Virginia when she suffered a paralyzing neck injury in early March while volunteering in Panama.
Linda C. Wood, principal of Chester’s Harrowgate Elementary, was selected in early June as Virginia’s 2011 National Distinguished Principal. She received the award Tuesday, June 14, in a surprise presentation in front of her students, the community, and the school staff.