BAKER, Joe Wesley, 97, of South Chesterfield, widower of Anice V. Baker. BLACKBURN, Tabitha, 50, of Chester, wife of Gilbert C. Blackburn Jr. BURKEY, Phyllis Marye Carter, 90, of Chester, widow of Justin L. Burkey Sr. BURNHAM, Elwood, 88, of Chesterfield. COATS, Oaker Ralph Sr., 89, of Chesterfield, a Marine Corps veteran. DRUMHELLER, Russell Sr.,... Read more
Bird’s Jones, Henderson make their college choices
By Walter Scott Jr. One of L.C. Bird’s standouts made her college commitment. S’Zahria Jones is headed to Virginia Wesleyan. The senior only played one season with L.C. Bird, but made an impact. Jones had played three years at point guard for Hermitage before. She scored 1,050 of her... Read more
Dale’s Allen headed to ODU
By Luke Krausse After a standout senior season, Thomas Dale football standout Phillip Allen Jr. committed to play at Old Dominion University. According to his Twitter account, @PhillipAllenJr1, this was the cornerback’s third collegiate offer, following Brevard (N.C.) College and UVA-Wise.  “Phillip is long and athletic,” said Thomas Dale... Read more

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Dogpound April 8, 2020

Hello and welcome back to strange new world of the Dogpound. If the virus bug has not gotten you yet (and we pray that it never enters your house), then you must have gone buggy by now with all the 24-7 news about the virus. You cannot turn on... Read more
Matoaca’s Carpenter, Meadowbrook’s Ellis earn all-state honors
BY WALTER SCOTT JR. Matoaca’s Jordan Carpenter After an impressive season, Matoaca’s forward Jordan Carpenter earned second team all-state honors for class 5.  At 5-9, the senior averaged a double-double this season with 11.5 points, and 12.9 rebounds per game. Not only was she a good player for the... Read more
Food on the Move program busy during COVID-19 crisis
The Chesterfield Food Bank is supporting families hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis that has developed with massive store closings and layoffs. Already feeding more than 16,000 Chesterfield residents in need; the food bank has registered nearly 5,000 new clients in the last six weeks.... Read more
Chesterfield County supervisors held a restricted-access meeting March 25 that included a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget.  Only two persons spoke during public comment at the meeting, likely due to the restrictions imposed because of fallout from the coronavirus. Among the items approved as part... Read more
To the Editor: The middle of a global pandemic may not seem like the best time to open a bus route, but for many who live along Jefferson Davis Highway in Chesterfield County, GRTC’s new Route 111 between John Tyler Community College and Richmond is a lifeline, just when... Read more
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is committing $1 million to aid COVID-19 relief efforts across the United States. The funds will support national organizations, like the American Red Cross, and address local needs.  “The health and well-being of customers and employees is Dominion Energy’s top priority. We are helping customers... Read more
Matoaca’s Carpenter gets big in-state offer
By Luke Krausse In the midst of a 20-win season, offers started to roll in for Matoaca standout Jordan Carpenter. The 5-9 forward reeled in another this past week, this time from in-state Virginia Union.  “Jordan is a communicator, defensive player, and leader,” said Matoaca girls’ basketball coach Glenna... Read more