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December 7, 2014 - 11:00am

Provide school tools for a child

The Tools for School program is gearing up to help provide school supplies for hundreds of children whose families are served by the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services. It’s anticipated that around 900 children will need assistance this school year, up from 800 last year, according to information from Chesterfield County.

Area scholars named to Dean’s Lists

Several area residents are among the 486 Virginia Military Institute cadets who were recently named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of academic year 2009-10, according to information from the school. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a cadet must have a term grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no grade below C.

JTCC students earn spots on honors list

John Tyler Community College recently announced its honors list students for the spring 2010 semester. Students named to the list have completed at least 24 credit hours at John Tyler and have achieved a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5, according to the school.

Good Guys in Sport: Adam Ball

At just 16 years of age, Adam Ball already has a lifetime of accomplishments in his golf career. The reigning club champion at Meadowbrook Country Club has qualified for his second U.S. Junior Amateur Tournament, which will be held at Egypt Valley Country Club near Grand Rapids, Mich., later this summer.

Calendar of events

Chester area calendar of events from July 14, 2010 to July 22, 2010.

Like father, like son: Son starts new life in Chester with biological father

Like most fathers and sons, Greg Swader and his 15-year-old son, Jay, have a lot in common. They have the same favorite color (blue), enjoy the same Chinese dish (General Tso’s Chicken) and even tend to get the same hangnail on the same finger. "They’re like clones,” said Kathy, Swader’s wife.

Committee reports on nurturing Chesterfield’s older communities

“New growth and development has long been the dominant issue that has defined Chesterfield County. However, Chesterfield County is no longer a new suburban community. The median age of the county’s single-family housing stock is now 23 years. Several commercial buildings stand vacant and require redevelopment.

Meadowville interchange construction RFP expected soon

A request for proposals for construction of an interchange on Interstate 295 at Meadowville Technology Park will likely be issued in the next three months, officials said last week.