Prom night has long been a rite of passage for American teenagers. Unfortunately, the night is often marked by a large number of young people who abandon their core values, common sense and reasoning skills. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that on a typical prom weekend, 48 teenagers will perish and 5,200 more will be injured in vehicular crashes. About half of these crashes will be alcohol or drug related.
Students from Meadowbrook, Matoaca and Thomas Dale high schools recently competed in a Future Business Leaders of America regional event at Dinwiddie High, according to information from Chesterfield County Public Schools. Chesterfield students won a total of 34 awards, and Matoaca High was recognized as having the largest local FBLA chapter.
There’s a stretch of tranquility perched on the bank of one of the fingers of the James River in Chester. On a recent Saturday morning there, the sun was bright, the air crisp and the friendships warm as an annual fish fry featured camaraderie, history and catching-up, and conversations ran the gambit from business to family, religion and politics.
A final hurdle likely remains to be cleared before the school system can use the Chester Middle School building to house Thomas Dale High School’s freshman class this fall.
Ordinance amendments related to the definition of “kennel” and license taxes on kennels. The exercise of eminent domain for the acquisition of a temporary construction easement and permanent drainage and utility easements for the Happy Hill Road Improvement Project across property at 13835 Happy Hill Road. Ordinance amendments related to fees for adoption of sterilized animals and transfer of animals to animal rescue or humane societies.
A budget proposal presented last week would limit county curbside recycling service next year to users on this year’s highest-volume routes.
The school system will have to cut an additional $10.5 million from its budget for fiscal 2011, which already includes $26.4 million in cuts and the elimination of nearly 200 jobs, officials said last week.