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Clear skies for Volunteer Firefighter Family Day

After last week’s perpetual overcast, the skies opened up long enough for Saturday’s Volunteer Firefighter Recruit School Family Day at the Enon Fire Training Center to begin in the midday sun.

Precious metals are hot commodity for thieves

Chesterfield County police report that 187 bronze vases were recently stolen at Sunset Memorial Park cemetery. According to Lieutenant T.O McCullough of the police department, the headstone vases are worth over $40,000.

Chesterfield’s utility department affirms triple-A bond rating

International ratings agency Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Chesterfield County Utilities Department’s triple-A bond rating. Chesterfield County Utilities is one of only three utilities in the nation to have achieved triple-A ratings on its revenue bonds from each of the three top rating services: Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Services and Standard & Poor’s.

Redistricting expected by late April, county sets public hearings

In late February, Chesterfield County received official 2010 population data for the county from the U.S. Bureau of the Census. This population data confirmed that Chesterfield County will need to redistrict its five magisterial districts in order to equalize the population among the districts.

Chesterfield-Colonial Heights social services department ranks 4th in state for benefit programs

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Social Services Department ranks fourth in what Commissioner Martin D. Brown, Virginia Department of Social Services, recently announced as the VDSS Sweet 15 for Benefit Programs. Chesterfield-Colonial Heights was the only Level III agency in Central Virginia on the VDSS Sweet 15.

Chester to host first “Second Thursday Event”

The Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation (CCAF) will present its first monthly “Second Thursday Event” April14 at 5:15 p.m. with a performance by The Chancel Choir of Chester United Methodist Church on the Chester Village Green Lawn.

Mataoca High School students visit Virginia Holocaust Museum

On Saturday, March 26th, the Matoaca High School American Red Cross Club visited the Virginia Holocaust Museum. During the visit faculty advisor to the club, Mrs. Maureen Cheatham, presented a donation to Mr. Jay Ipson, director of the museum.

Students participate in model African Union

Virginia State University participated in the Ninth Annual Model African Union Conference held at Howard University in Washington, D.C. last week. A student delegation represented the country of Comoros during the simulated proceedings of the African Union.