Chesterfield enters bid for Google Fiber

Chesterfield County has joined the hundreds of communities across the country seeking to be the trial location for Google Fiber, a proposed ultra-high speed broadband network, according to information from the county.

Fee increase would cover cost of sterilizing animals

The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing April 14 on a proposed fee increase for the adoption of spayed or neutered animals from the county animal shelter.

Transformed by service: Woman shares story of mission work in Haiti

“Before I left, I thought I was pretty open and responsive to people,” said Snivley, who works as the financial development director at the Chester Family YMCA. “But, going to Haiti, I realized how guarded I was.” She learned to let her guard down more, she said, “because in Haiti, it’s not an option. You automatically do it.”

JES Construction grows staff with 4 new hires

JES Construction, a leading engineering solutions company specializing in foundation repair, basement waterproofing and crawlspace moisture control, has recently added staff to continue to provide outstanding service and work to its growing clientele in the greater Richmond area, a press release from the company says.

Last dance before kindergarten

The graduating pre-K students from the Goddard School on Krause Road in Chesterfield enjoyed a Mardi Gras prom as their group event before graduation and heading off to their designated elementary schools to begin kindergarten.

JTCC summer registration underway

Summer 2010 registration at John Tyler Community College got underway April 5 and runs through May 14, according to information from the school. Students already enrolled at the college are encouraged to register online using the Student Information System found at

Two Ecoff educators earn National Board Cetification

Two members of Ecoff Elementary School’s staff have achieved National Board Certification, teacher Jeanne Hensel said. Shannon Magne, a third grade teacher, and Jennifer Grossnickle, a guidance counselor, successfully completed the voluntary National Board Certification assessment program.

Man used stolen credit card in January

The Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to catch an unknown man who used a stolen credit card to make fraudulent purchases at Target at 4601 Commonwealth Parkway on Friday, Jan. 22.