Bursting the bubble created by the recent high school graduation buzz was a number surfacing Wednesday, June 15, during our county’s latest School Board meeting: 421 students who were supposed to graduate in 2010 from Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) ended up as dropouts.
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.