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Dogpound October 16, 2018

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Of late, it has been pretty quiet around the homestead, which is kind of nice for a change, but it also makes it a bit difficult to find things to write about. I did kind of sprain my... Read more
This past Thursday evening saw the devastating loss of a fire lieutenant while his crew was severly injured due to a major accident on I-295. From what I understand, the engine crew was dealing with a motor vehicle accident in the midst of wind and rain from Tropical Storm... Read more

Recently deceased

Obituaries October 16, 2018

Adams, Mr. Stuart Seldon Jr., 58, of South Chesterfield. Gibson, Mrs. Peggy Overby, 75, of North Chesterfield, widow of Larry Preston Gibson. Glass, Mr. Kenneth Wayne, 60, of Chesterfield, partner of Diane Johnson and widower of Patricia Glass. Harper, Ms. Doris May, 71, of Chesterfield,. Maith, Mrs. Carrie E., 89,... Read more
Chesterfield’s heroes and villains: Lescault tells tales from long ago to local crowd
   ABOVE: Russ Lescault speaks at the Chesterfield County Museum, 6831 Mimms Loop; A black-powder pistol made in Spain is similar to models that could have been used in a duel. Russ Lescault loves talking about history. Lescault, 61, is a retired hostage negotiator and search and rescue coordinator. He was... Read more
Motivated to move?

Motivated to move?

Community October 16, 2018

Former Chesterfield County treasurer Richard Cordle spoke to the Chester Lions Club recently. Cordle, owner/operator of Best Fitness for Life, addressed topics such as stress, fitness, sleep deprivation and obesity, and encouraged attendees to be ‘motivated to move.’ Read more
Tropical storm remnant?
This sign on Quay Street next to Chester Linear Park was apparently uprooted last week during Tropical Storm Michael. Some 202,000 Dominion Energy customers in the Richmond area lost power due to the storm. As of 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Dominion said power had been restored to 96... Read more
Banzai! Online tool helps teach students about financial responsibility
   ABOVE: Gracia DiPace, a teacher at Salem Church Middle School, shows students how to use a Banzai financial tool; Chesterfield Credit Union’s Chris Miller In an effort to encourage financial literacy and responsibility, some Chesterfield County schools have implemented a program to teach students how to manage their money.... Read more
Police investigate shooting near VSU
The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Third Avenue adjacent to the Virginia State University campus at 1:55 a.m. Sunday. Officers responded to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was transported to... Read more
Help needed with theft recovery
A ‘dog box’ and cooler were recently stolen from a firefighter’s pickup. On Thursday, Oct. 11, a firefighter with Enon Volunteer Fire Department was busy working when she discovered that she was the victim of theft. Around midnight between running calls, the firefighter went to her truck and discovered... Read more
Late-term self-abortion charge against woman dismissed
A felony charge was dismissed last month against a woman who allegedly aborted her unborn child during the third trimester and buried it in the backyard of a residence in north Chesterfield. The Chesterfield Commonwealth Attorney’s office filed a motion Sept. 13 dismissing the charge against Michelle Frances Roberts,... Read more