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Chesterfield resident named Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year

David Cottingham Jr., shop supervisor at the Chesterfield County, Va., Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Shop, was recently named Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year by the Fire Department Safety Officers Association.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Kenny Williams, a family guy

Kenny Williams III, L.C. Bird’s senior swingman, is a skilled basketball player. Williams is the newest Virginia Commonwealth University Ram, fulfilling his dream of attending the school after meeting head coach Shaka Smart in his freshman year.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Taja Cole, fashion mogul in the making

L.C. Bird point guard Taja Cole is signed to the University of Louisville and will be a Cardinal next season. The point guard liked the upbeat tempo of their offense and her play style fits like a glove in that type of system.

Recent VSU grad named Fulbright Fellow

Akirah Crawford, a recent VSU psychology graduate, has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) by the U.S. Fulbright Student Scholarship Board. Under the award, Crawford will assist English language teachers in public schools in Malaysia from January 2015 through November 2015.

Saving Virginia’s Rosenwald Schools

For the second year in a row, John Tyler Community College and Preservation Virginia are holding Saving Virginia’s Rosenwald School, an event which brings together Rosenwald School alumni and their families, historic groups, researchers, preservationists, students and community members to discuss the ongoing development of a statewide initiative to inventory and preserve these historic school buildings.

House Republicans unveil education reforms

House Republican leaders outlined their K-12 education agenda for the 2015 General Assembly last Thursday, echoing several goals announced by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe a day earlier.

Recently deceased

BAILEY, William Troy, 52, of Chesterfield, husband of Diane Bower Bailey.
BAKER, Eleanor, 54, of Chesterfield, wife of Bill Baker.

Related Va. State University robberies

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is asking for your help to solve two related robberies.