Development tool: County may use real estate tax abatement to revitalize north Jeff Davis corridor
Later this year, Chesterfield supervisors likely will consider approving performance agreements in an attempt to lure business to the northern Jefferson Davis corridor. County Planning Commissioner Gib Sloan spoke about the development tool during the Jefferson Davis Association’s luncheon last week at Bensley Community Center. Sloan said some developers... Read more
The next level: Caraballo, Cole and Webb playing collegiate ball
Angela Caraballo L.C. Bird High Shooting guard Junior at St. Augustine’s Caraballo originally committed to Division II Barton College in North Carolina, but decided to transfer to St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C., where she was reunited with high school teammate KeKe Williams. This year, Caraballo has stepped her... Read more
The next level: Falden, Morgan and White playing collegiate ball
Charles FaldenL.C. Bird High Guard/forward Sophomore, Winthrop Falden was the 2016 Class 5 Player of the Year for L.C. Bird High and posted many memorable performances for the Skyhawks during his time there. Interestingly, Falden didn’t have a single “position,” which made recruiting more difficult for him. After a... Read more
Police searching for bank robbery suspect
Police have obtained a warrant for and are looking for a woman in relation to the Jan. 5 robbery of the Wells Fargo bank branch at 5630 Hopkins Road. Just before 9:45 a.m. Jan. 5, a woman entered the bank and passed a note to a bank teller demanding... Read more

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Obituaries January 15, 2019 0

Averette, Mr. Rickie C., 65, of North Chesterfield, husband of Linda K. Averette. Billings, Mr. Douglas Delano, 80, of Chesterfield, husband of Evelyn Billings. Grubbs, Mrs. Linda Ward, 56, of Chesterfield, wife of Lonnie Grubbs. Massie, Mrs. Shirley Clayton, 94, of Chesterfield, wife of Jack Massie and widow of Linwood Clayton. Orange, Mr. Larry... Read more
In 2004, four coworkers and I were tasked with rewriting the fire department’s policy for dealing with children who set fires. The primary deterrent is parental supervision. Parents cannot overlook this because as long as you have a child who is “playing” with fire, everyone in your family is... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. If you remember from a recent article, I was recovering from an accident that put my poor Betsy in the repair shop. It was not a surprise that my insurance decided it was not worth the effort to... Read more
Caleb’s Corner: 2018 was good, will 2019 be better?
With the first month of the new year in full swing, I decided to take some time and reflect on 2018 and the new year. 2018 was a good year overall. The economy kept humming along, and we had more money in our pockets, thanks to federal income tax... Read more
‘The Basics’: Program aims to help close ‘achievement gaps’ for children 3 and under
Getting more social and emotional human interaction with low-income children, especially boys, is the goal of a new initiative. The Basics are five principles that parents and others can use while interacting with their children from newborn to age 3. Amy Bartilotti heard about the initiative while attending a... Read more
Shooting suspect arrested
A woman is being held on multiple charges related to a Jan. 7 shooting when a man was shot in the 2100 block of Willis Road. Jazmine N. Kersey, 27, of no known address, was arrested and held on charges of malicious wounding, carjacking, use of a firearm in... Read more