Police arrest man wanted in three incidents
CHESTERFIELD – Rashaun D. Bradley, 29, of the 5700 block of Fox Hunt Trail, was arrested Oct. 25. On Oct. 18 at about 7:45 p.m., Chesterfield police responded to the 21300 block of Bridle Path Drive for a report of shots fired. During the course of their investigation, police... Read more
Armed robbery suspect wanted
CHESTERFIELD – Police are seeking a man wanted in connection with an attempted robbery in 2015. At about 10:15 p.m. Aug. 22, 2015, a woman was in her vehicle in the 5900 block of Slumber Lane. Two unknown, armed men approached the vehicle, tapped on the windows and attempted... Read more
VSU welcomes new hires in 4-H, forestry and operations
     ABOVE: Chantel Wilson, Jerry Bettis Sr. and Ronald Howell Virginia State University recently added three new personnel to the Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture. Chantel Wilson joined as a 4-H STEAM specialist, Jerry Bettis Sr. was hired as forestry specialist, and Ronald Howell rejoined the College... Read more
Man gets 35 years for wife’s death
An Army veteran with no prior convictions but with a recent history of mental illness was sentenced Oct. 19 to 50 years in prison with 15 suspended for killing his wife last year. Deric Demetrius Colander, 54, was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his estranged wife,... Read more
Allen enjoys teaching early grades
As a teacher with 22 years in the field, Alycia Allen has taught kindergarten, second, third and fourth grades and multi-age classes. Her preference is K through 2 because they are interested in learning. “You can actually observe them growing and learning,” she said. “They’re just excited to learn... Read more
River Forest Retail, Phase III
Construction of retail offices is underway in front of the Walmart at 12101 Branders Creek Drive along Route 10. River Forest Retail Phase III will include three offices, including Verizon, All Coverage Insurance and a vacant one. Verizon and All Coverage Insurance will be relocating from their current offices,... Read more
By a unanimous vote last week, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors decided to restructure the audit and finance committee following the school board’s recent decision to withdraw from the committee. The replacement was needed for a quorum as the committee was made up of four members, two from... Read more
County to offer lifetime dog licenses beginning Nov. 1
Beginning Nov. 1, Chesterfield County will offer a lifetime dog license for $10 at the county treasurer’s office, the animal shelter and several local businesses. Licenses, which are required, are valid for the life of the dog as long as the owner resides in the county. Annual renewals are no... Read more
Lions hear about Alzheimer’s awareness
By Carelyn Sheppard There are 10 warning signs used for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease which the Chester Lions learned at their meeting in October. Sharon Condrey, a representative of the Greater Richmond chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, spoke to the club about the topic and distributed information about... Read more
Shoebox operation brings hope to the less fortunate
     ABOVE: Ilona Penner, Catherine Crocker, Gilda Stanberry A shoebox from Operation Christmas Child saved Ilona Penner’s life. “It brought hope and showed that somebody cared,” Penner told an audience of attentive volunteers who filled Kingsland Baptist Church Oct. 19 to listen to a story about the profound power... Read more