Last November, Richard Smith and his wife, Monique, installed the largest US flag in the state on their property off Interstate 95 as a way to honor current and retired members of the military and law enforcement. Smith said he offered $100,000 of stone aggregate (crushed concrete) to the... Read more
Leonard finally has an opponent: Independent Kersey running for sheriff
Rahn Kersey is a man of many parts. The Chesterfield native would like to add sheriff to his resume. That’s no small feat since incumbent Karl Leonard has been in the office for nearly six years after being appointed to the post in February 2014, then winning a special... Read more
Cinema Cafe on the way
A Cinema Cafe is under construction at Bermuda Crossroads Marketplace on Jefferson Davis Highway, just north of Route 10. A construction company spokesman said site work will take two months, followed by construction of the movie theater over a nine-month period. That would result in a tentative June 2020... Read more
New townhomes slated for Chester
A new townhome community is coming to Chester. Barney and Kyle McLaughlin, father and son, have teamed up on The Village Townhomes. Dirt was recently turned on the project, located at 4513 and 4519 Lee St., and Kyle said footers would be dug this week. The first of four... Read more
Girls are like diamonds: Woman writes leadership training guide and book for teen girls
A Hopewell resident with roots in Chester has written a leadership training guide and book to help teenage girls make the right choices. Laymetha Reed Guy is a vocalist, musician, speaker and author. She has been active in church music ministries since she was a young girl. She was... Read more
Carvana on hold after Planning Commission deadlocks
A Chesterfield County Planning Commission meeting that ended around 11 p.m. July 16 resulted in three 2-2 votes on the proposed Carvana auto inspection site that would be located on Woods Edge Road east of Interstate 95. The Planning Commission – which was missing Midlothian commissioner Peppy Jones –... Read more
Cash proffers revised for Nash Road subdivision
A cash proffer revision for a proposed 33-lot subdivision on 79 acres off of Nash Road received a 4-0 vote of approval recommendation from the Chesterfield Planning Commission last week. Cypress Glen was originally approved under two separate cases covering 28 homes at 10940 Nash Road, but the new... Read more
Arts center project underway
Workers were busy last week preparing a second parking lot south of the Chester Library. Work is slated to begin Sept. 1 on the site of the new Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts on the north side of the library. (Caleb M. Soptelean photo) Read more
The Friends of the Lower Appomattox River had a year-long campaign to receive a $100,000 matching grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation of Richmond reach its goal last month, thanks to the generosity of the many supporters who donated a total of $105,000 to the effort. The funds... Read more
Buccaneers nab No. 2 seed
The American Legion Post 284 Buccaneers started the 2019 season on a tear, winning six of their first eight games. They head into postseason play this week with a record of 8-5. Last week, the Bucs went 2-1. After losing to Powhatan Dirt Sox 14-4 on Tuesday, July 16,... Read more