Gillies named Chesterfield planning director
Chesterfield County has named Andrew G. Gillies as its new planning director. County leaders selected Gillies after a national recruitment process. He is currently the community services director for Farmers Branch, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Having worked for more than 30 years in the planning and community development... Read more
Vacationing at St. Simons Island, Georgia
Following their most productive car show ever, the Corvette Club of Richmond donated $1,000 to FeedMore. Club president Bob Brody recently presented a check for $1,000 to Doug Pick, the non-profit’s CEO, and Christy Dalton, itsCommunity Events Manager. The club raised money for FeedMore at their 21st Annual All... Read more
My last column was about knowing your plant’s diet. I focused on macronutrients then and this time I will focus on micronutrients. As I indicated previously, all nutrients are important, each has its specific purpose, and having the soil tested is critical for successful gardening. Micronutrients, in order of... Read more
Train Day festival

Train Day festival

Events September 7, 2017

The Richmond Railroad Museum is celebrating the first-ever Richmond Train Day 2017. On Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the museum will be surrounded by a one-of-a-kind locomotive bounce house, exciting kiddie train rides, food vendors, and live entertainment. Kids of all ages are invited to... Read more


Police Blotter September 7, 2017

ABERDARE DR (54xx block) 08/21/2017 6:35 p.m. – Injury-Accidental – Overdose ALCOTT RD (25xx block) 08/27/2017 5:00 p.m. – Electronics stolen from residence. ALDRIDGE AVE (24xx block) 08/23/2017 4:30 p.m. – Rear door entry. Consumable goods and electronics reported stolen. ALFALFA LN (24xx block) 08/23/2017 1:00 a.m. – Jewelry... Read more
S eptember has historically been the height of hurricane season, in the Atlantic Ocean. We continue to watch the heroic efforts of many in Texas as they continue to operate in the rescue or life safety mode of the operation. Tropical systems are wind events, rain events, or both.... Read more


Obituaries September 7, 2017

Crisp, Mr. James, 55, of North Chesterfield, widower of Judy Crisp. Greene, Dr. Heather Allison, 46, of North Chesterfield, wife of Torill Yamarik. Hill, Mr. James Richard Sr., 94, of Chesterfield, a World War II Navy veteran, widower of Pearl Hill. Jester, Mr. Joe Mercer, 71, of Chesterfield, husband of Barbara Woodson Jester.... Read more
Following in your parents’ footsteps in Chesterfield these days looks a lot different compared to a generation ago. For Matoaca High School graduate Nick Skoff, it means pursuing a career in electrical engineering, a field in which both his parents work. Skoff always knew he was mechanically-inclined. As a... Read more
Dale beats Bird, takes back Battle of Chester
When people think about real football, they think about a cold, rainy, smash-mouth type of football game being played on a wet and muddy field. Well, Friday night at Thomas Dale’s Ed Karpus Field, there was an abundance of high school football aroma. Both L.C. Bird and Thomas Dale... Read more