Trees in the Dogpound

Dogpound August 14, 2018 0

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Many a week I have sat here at the computer, wondering what I should write about. Then life comes and kicks me in the caboose. Like, ta-da! Here you go! As I have said many times, I am... Read more
New coach, youth to lead the way at Meadowbrook
Meadowbrook High posted another worthy performance in 2017. Despite a 4-6 regular season record, they qualified for the postseason for the fifth time in the past six seasons. While they ultimately fell to Hermitage 35-6, the Monarchs scored an impressive late season victory over Hopewell that propelled them into... Read more
Familiar face to lead Warriors gridiron squad
ABOVE: Manny Hickman Matoaca struggled at times in 2017, playing to a 4-6 record and missing the postseason in a competitive region. Coach Derrick “D.L.” Johnson departed and will now lead one of the area’s top programs at Hermitage. Taking over the post is a familiar and capable hand... Read more
National Night Out

National Night Out

Community August 14, 2018 0

ABOVE: Fred Martinez got his face painted by Hannah Daniels at the Mid-Cities Civic Association’s National Night Out festivities Tuesday, Aug. 7. Daniels, a member of the Beach Community Grange, volunteered to help at the annual event, which is designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention efforts and... Read more
Buffalo Soldiers the topic at local banquet
ABOVE: From left: Trooper John Nicholas, student hostess Tierra Wilcox, interim youth advisor Shawntell Greene, Trooper George Grady Sr., and student host Reginal Trent are pictured at a recent NAACP banquet. CHESTER – Dressed in uniform and surrounded by historic posters and documents, several Buffalo Soldier re-enactors were guests at... Read more
Ettrick Park building dedicated to local doctor
ABOVE: Matoaca district supervisor Steve Elswick is pictured with Dr. Samuel E. Busch, his wife, Dr. Joyce Busch, and daughter, Susan B. Bell, at the dedication of the Ettrick Park concession building. CHESTERFIELD — The concession building at Ettrick Park has been dedicated in honor of Dr. Samuel Busch, a... Read more

Recently deceased

Obituaries August 14, 2018 0

Barden, Mr. Harry Rucker, 86, of Chesterfield, widower of Nancy Gills Barden. Boyd, Mr. Richard Lee, 64, of Chester, husband of Ellie Boyd. Brockwell, Mr. Bobby Wilton Jr., 47, of Chesterfield. Burton, Mrs. Belinda Dianne Morgan, 60, of Chesterfield, wife of J. Preston Burton Jr. Byrd, Mrs. Virginia “Ginny” Lockett, 94, of Chesterfield, widow... Read more
As I sit watching the news footage of the tornado that hit Old Towne Petersburg, Pocahontas Island, and then the Wal- Mart in Colonial Heights, I thought I would share my remembrance of that day: Aug. 6, 1993. There are some firefighters who will read this story and not... Read more
CHESTERFIELD – Police are investigating an armed robbery of the 7-Eleven located in the 6100 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. The robbery occurred around 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. Police said a man entered the business, displayed a firearm, and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect is described... Read more
Development plans for the following cases have been filed with Chesterfield County Planning Department, including a greenhouse, medical office, office/warehouse and fuel farm, the latter two at the Chesterfield County Airport. Ruffin Mill Farm LLC plans to build a 1,936-square-foot retail greenhouse and 600-square-foot office on 25.5 acres at... Read more