In what looks like good news for home owners in Chesterfield County, Dr. Joseph Casey, Chesterfield County Administrator, indicated that the 2017 proposed budget, while staying consistent with the last couple of years, could lead to a reduced real estate tax rate within the coming years. Currently the rate... Read more
What’s word, L.C. Bird
No matter the task, it seemed to be business as usual for L.C. Bird boys’ basketball during the 2016-17 season. Winning a state championship was no exception, as the Skyhawks defeated Bethel, 65-52, to earn the school’s first basketball title in workman like fashion. “We try to make everything... Read more
Honoring an old friend, sister, daughter
If you attended high school in Chester in the 1970s, you would have lived and breathed Thomas Dale High School especially if you were a cheerleader and the homecoming queen. But cheering wasn’t enough for an energetic girl who would go on to garner accolades from her life as... Read more
By Mark Fausz If you attended high school in Chester in the 1970s, you would have lived and breathed Thomas Dale High School especially if you were a cheerleader and the homecoming queen. But cheering wasn’t enough for an energetic girl who would go on to garner accolades from... Read more
Moore’s Lake turnstile
The popular swimming hole right off U.S. Route One between Richmond and Petersburg, (directly across the Bermuda Crossroads Shopping Center) was the most refreshing refuge from humidity and sweltering dog days west of Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It was a mecca for locals seeking a few hours... Read more
Processing over14,000 individuals in 2016, Sheriff Karl Leonard took the opportunity to show the Chesterfield NAACP legal redress committee how the jail manages these vast numbers. Last Friday,the sheriff along with Captain Eric Jones escorted eight members of the branch on a full tour of the county facilities. Sheriff... Read more
MOORES LAKE PROJECT GIVES JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY ANOTHER BEAUTY MARK
It’s been almost 10 years since the Americana Mobile Home Park’s last resident pulled up stakes to find a new home in another park of the county. A developer was to build a shopping center and apartments there. After much talk, and applications, made at the Chesterfield planning office... Read more
Civic association serves community and charitable organizations
Mid-Cities Civic Association invited the Enon Volunteer Fire Department for dinner to show their appreciation and honor the firefighters during their First Responders Appreciation Dinner last month. Mid-Cities was formed unofficially in 1948, and chartered in 1950 as Rayon Park Community Corporation, later changing its name in 1953 to... Read more
It’s time to brighten up your landscape, fellow garden enthusiasts. Central Virginia will likely have a few more cold days, and frost is possible until mid-April. So, there is plenty of time to exercise an important aspect of gardening, which is planning. Planning avoids the mistake that many gardeners,... Read more
Chesterfield teen wins essay contest
The second annual African American History Essay Contest, sponsored through partnership between the Petersburg chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Petersburg Public Library took place during the opening weeks of February. Middle and high school students from the greater Petersburg area were invited to submit essays of at... Read more