Anderson and Dancey commit, Virginia Tech makes offer to Brown
L.C. Bird High gridiron stars may not have reeled in an Alabama offer, but it was most certainly a productive week for four Skyhawks standouts.  Two athletes committed to colleges last week: Mykey Anderson and DeMarkus Dancy. They’ll continue their academic and football careers at UVA-Wise.  “Mykey was a... Read more
Thomas Dale’s Tyree adds Alabama to list; Carter and Sterling get attention too
It has been an epic climb from Thomas Dale High running back/defensive back, but Chris Tyree has seemingly reached the pinnacle. This past week, Alabama extended an offer to the junior.  “Extremely blessed to receive an offer from the University of Alabama,” Tyree said on his Twitter account, @chris_tyree4. ... Read more

On the move

Dogpound January 29, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I am a bit haggard now and in the middle of trying to move from one house to another about 10 minutes away. Things are complicated: the house I want to move into is currently occupied, and the... Read more
MEGA Mentors celebrate 10 years      of mentoring, achievement
MEGA Mentors students from Carver Middle, Falling Creek Middle, Manchester Middle and Providence Middle schools visited the Freedom Classic Festival at the Virginia State University’s Multi-Purpose Center on Jan. 19. The students were rewarded for excelling in academics and discipline at their respective schools. MEGA Mentors was founded in... Read more
JTCC announces art award winners
Tabitha Buchanan’s “Stream at Mid-Lothian Mines” recently won the 2019 John Tyler Community College Foundation’s art award. While working on a freelance photography job, Buchanan visited Mid-Lothian Mines Park, and as she scouted the area and took photographs, she decided to place a crystal ball in a stream, a... Read more
Chester resident has bit of Nashville in his soul
Shawn Fenner penned his first song, “Love Triangle,” when he was 11 years old and not yet guitar savvy. The song stayed with him as he moved forward. Today, he has a promising musical career with some exhilarating experiences under his belt. Fenner attended Bellwood Elementary, Salem Middle and... Read more
County to link with East Coast Greenway
CHESTERFIELD — A path near Pocahontas State Park has become a designated part of the East Coast Greenway, which aims to develop a biking and walking route from Canada to Key West, Fla. The nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance selected the Woodpecker Road Multi-Use Path because it could provide... Read more
Editor: I am writing to express my concern about the mistreatment of inmates in our prisons. While inhumane treatment is fairly common in many of our Virginia Department of Corrections prisons, possibly the worst female prison is Central Virginia Correctional Unit 13 located at 6900 Courthouse Road. I have... Read more
Woman’s Club hears about Soles for Souls
Stephanie Hathaway recently spoke to the Matoaca Woman’s Club about Soles for Souls, a Nashville, Tenn.-based nonprofit that gives women the opportunity to learn a skill and earn money by selling shoes. The club has already collected 40 pairs of shoes and will be collecting them through June. The... Read more
Police seek missing man

Police seek missing man

Police January 29, 2019

Chesterfield Police are searching for a missing man who was last seen at about 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17. Justin M. Plummer, of the 3900 block of Berrybrook Drive, was last seen by his mother. She reported that Plummer left the residence and told her he was going to... Read more