Hopkins Road Elementary principal receives leadership award
Hopkins Road Elementary School Principal Lisa Hill was recently named Chesterfield County Public Schools’ recipient of the 2019 R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership – named in honor of Rudy and Esther Bunzl – recognize central Virginia principals who go beyond day-to-day... Read more
Bedwell taking over at Hermitage High
Former L.C. Bird High School head football coach David Bedwell will be coaching football again. After stepping away from coaching and becoming L.C. Bird’s athletic director, Bedwell was recently named Hermitage High School head football coach. Bedwell won state championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and recorded 203 wins... Read more
L.C. Bird athletes collect offers
Two L.C. Bird High Skyhawks saw new offers roll in recently, and one of them came from a school in the Ivy League. Junior Chris Barfield reeled in an offer from the University of Pennsylvania, while C.J. Lynch scored his second offer, this one from Mount St. Joseph’s in... Read more
Knights’ Graves headed to Bridgewater College
Thomas Dale High School had another player sign to the college ranks last week. Kicker-punter Garrett Graves will be heading to Bridgewater College.  “Garrett is a hard-working young man who knew very little about football when he started four years ago,” coach Kevin Tucker said. “He has matured and... Read more
JTCC Day at the capitol
Five John Tyler Community College students visited area state legislators Jan. 29 and Feb. 11 during the general session. Above, from left, Matthew Holmes, Llana Sidbury, Luis Colon, college president Edward “Ted” Raspiller (back), Del. Lashrecse Aird, Jordan Nurney and Alicia Alvarez. Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I was just thinking, Saint Paddy’s Day is this weekend, Sunday, March 17, and in today’s world my old Irish buttons will probably not work. For example, “Kiss me I am Irish” would be a no-no, and so... Read more

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Obituaries March 12, 2019 0

ANDERSON, Dylan Robert, 31 days, of Chesterfield, son of Jeff and Ashley Anderson. BARDEN, William E. Jr., 84, of Chesterfield, an Army veteran, widower of Betty Barden. BARFOOT, Walter Leonard Sr., 87, of Chesterfield, a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War, widower of Jean Jordan. BONDS, Mary Beth, 77, of... Read more
When we learned to color, we were taught to color inside the lines. When we learned to write, we were taught to stay within the lines on the page. For many, many years, this was how the fire service in America conducted training. I will use Chesterfield Fire &... Read more
County administrator Joe Casey presented a Fiscal Year 2020 budget on Friday, which the supervisors were scheduled to consider during their March 13 afternoon work session. The $733.5 million budget represents a $22 million increase, or 3 percent, over the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. It would leave the real... Read more
Considering when and where our schools are improved
Chesterfield County was the place to send your kids to school in the 1990s. However, it’s become painfully clear that all parts of the county are not created equal. Although Chesterfield County has an overall budget for schools, how it’s divided is based largely on new residential development. When... Read more