New emergency communications director on board
Chesterfield County recently named Thomas “Tommy” Tucker as its new director of emergency communications. Tucker served as interim co-director of the Emergency Communications Center since October 2018. He began in his new role as director of emergency communications May 4 at a salary of $125,000. With 32 years working... Read more
Trucking terminal going up on Station Road
Evans Construction of Richmond is currently building a truck terminal at 2227 Station Road for New Bell Trucking. The site plan lists a 9,800-square-foot, 35-feet-tall, one-story building and loading dock on 9.16 acres, including 4.36 acres in a “disturbed area.” The site plan was approved Aug. 15 last year.... Read more
Looking for justice: Father asks for public’s help locating shooter
Tony Flaugher is looking for justice for his son. Samuel Allen Flaugher, 19, was shot near 4003 Meridian Ave. in South Richmond around 9 p.m. Monday, April 15, and died several days later. The case is still under investigation by Richmond Police, but Tony Flaugher, 48, spoke to various... Read more
Getting around in Chesterfield just got easier with the launch of Chesterfield County’s newest transportation program, Access On Demand. The service is the first of its kind in the region, offering affordable, specialized transportation for individuals who are age 60 and older, have a disability or live in a... Read more
Chesterfield County announced last week that it is one of 15 localities, and the only one in Virginia, selected to participate in a national program to expand medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in jails. The county will receive expert guidance on how to overcome barriers to providing... Read more
Lee recognized as ‘steward of the river’
Bensley resident LaTika Lee recently was recognized as one of four “stewards of the river” by the James River Advisory Council. Lee received the Historical Values Award from the nonprofit. She has coordinated presentations that explore the history of the James River: “Diversity on the River – Forgotten History... Read more
Two Democrats seeking SD11 nomination
Two Democrats are vying for their party’s nomination on June 11 in state Senate District 11, with the winner set to challenge first-term Republican incumbent Amanda Chase on Nov. 5. Chase defeated incumbent Stephen Martin and challenger Barry Moore in the Grand Old Party’s primary in 2015 and defeated... Read more
Soles 4 Souls
Kaiden Walters and Lexi Decker, cousins, organized a Kind Kid Club at Harrowgate Elementary School in the 2017-2018 school year. A ‘Socks of Love’ drive resulted in over 900 pairs of socks collected for the needy. This year, the club is collecting gently used and new shoes for Soles4Souls.... Read more
Ivey UMC dedicates prayer labyrinth
The community has a new path for prayer. High school student Chris Ganoe recently built a labyrinth outside Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church, located on the northwest corner of Jefferson Davis Highway and Harrowgate Road. An International Baccalaureate student at Prince George High School, Ganoe was required to complete... Read more
Chesterfield County Public Schools’ teachers of the year from the Village News’ coverage area are listed below. Elementary schools •Bellwood Elementary: Amanda McCullough •Bensley Elementary: Kelly McDougald •Beulah Elementary: Lauren Pilgrim •Marguerite Christian Elementary: Sarah Robenson •Curtis Elementary: Kimberly Burnett •Ecoff Elementary: Lauren Watts •Enon Elementary: Debra Lewis •Ettrick... Read more