Auditions for the musical, “Christmas: The Untold Story,” will be held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 16-17 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at First Baptist Church, Centralia, 2920 Kingsdale Road, N. Chesterfield.  http://www.aletheamccollin.com/auditions.html Read more
‘Man of steel’ Chester guitarist named to state’s country music hall of fame
He’s Chester’s “Man of Steel.” Ryland Tinnell, 77, has been pickin’ and grinnin’ since age 7 or 8. Now, he’s the latest inductee into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame and its first steel guitarist. Tinnell – who was honored with a ceremony at the Beacon Theatre in... Read more
Candidates discuss Carvana development
Last week, Republican Jim Ingle and Democrat Murtaza Khan spoke and answered questions about the proposed Carvana auto inspection and storage facility planned for Woods Edge Road. The project is slated to be considered by the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors on Sept. 25. Both candidates, who are vying to... Read more
Four occupants were displaced and 17 cats died after a fire ripped through a home at the 2700 block of Milhorn Street on Thursday, Sept. 5. Milhorn Street is located west of Jefferson Davis Highway, just south of Woods Edge Road. The call came in at 5:33 p.m. “The... Read more
Local women train for marathon: Murphy, Moody aim to raise funds for cures
Accumulating miles on foot around Chester is just one small task for two friends who have decided to prepare for the Chicago Marathon. Chesterfield resident Frances Murphy is running to raise funds for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Murphy’s friend Amanda Moody will be running to support the Leukemia... Read more
Garden Club’s installs new officers
The Chester Garden Club recently installed new officers for two-year terms. From left, Carol White, treasurer, Donna Schilly, recording secretary, Phillipa Smith, president, Melissa Ray, first vice president, Linda Wynne, corresponding secretary, and Mary Musselwhite, second vice president. Read more
History buffs will be able to visit 19 Richmond-area historic sites for free on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22. Each site will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport, which is available by download from the participating locations’ websites. Participating locations include: Agecroft Hall and... Read more
Community meal: Local church continues offering free suppers twice a month
Chester Baptist Church offers some food and fellowship twice a month. The congregation has been hosting free evening dinners on the first and third Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. from September through May since 1999. This year the church decided to change the name from “companion dinners” to... Read more
County gets update on FOLAR trail progress
Little by little, the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River are making progress. FOLAR representative Heather Barrar updated county officials about trails in the area during the Aug. 28 Board of Supervisors work session. “We brought $2.5 million of improvements to the region over 20 years,” Barrar said. This... Read more
Back to school
Dale District school board member John Erbach visits with students at O.B. Gates Elementary during their first day of school, Sept. 3. (Danielle Ozbat photo) Read more