CHESTER’S HIGH ON JUMPIN’ JOHNNY WILSON
Johnny Wilson was a athletic star, succeeding in four sports and life over 90 years A bronze statue standing nine feet tall graces the front of Anderson High School in Anderson, Ind. The residents of the central Indiana burg have waited over 70 years for their hero’s life to... Read more
THAT WAS THEN:  Dutch Gap Motors
The dealership was owned by Harold Tench Goyne, Sr. who died in 1968. Goyne began his Chevrolet dealership by 1927 and moved to the Rt.1 and Rt.10 location in Chester, VA. by 1931. . Called Dutch Gap Motor Company, it was the premier Chevy dealer around according to letters... Read more
Beulah replacement school to open August 2018
Work has started on the new replacement for Beulah Elementary School to be built at a different location from the original school, making the new school more centrally located in the attendance zone. Members of the School Board and other local leaders broke ground on one of several school... Read more
JTCC nursing alumna wins art award for third time
Among the soft textures of falling snow and the thick warmth of a winter coat appear piercing eyes, rosy cheeks, and a child’s resolute expression. This is “Brennan,” a pastel on paper created by Patricia Faris and the winner of the 2017 John Tyler Community College Foundation Art Award.... Read more
Beulah ES getting new building
A groundbreaking ceremony for a replacement of Beulah Elementary School will be held Wednesday, May 31. The Beulah Elementary project was one of 10 school revitalization projects approved by county residents in the 2013 bond referendum, which focused on renovating or replacing older school facilities. Approved projects include the... Read more
Henricus Historical Park receives donation
Howard Nester, President of Chesterfield Farm Bureau, along with Candie Whitus and Lee Thompson, insurance agents, recently presented Henricus Historical Park staff with a donation of $1,000 for the care and feeding of the animals at the living-history museum. The historic site currently cares for chickens, goats, pigs, and... Read more
Area teams find places in  playoffs
With summer on the forefront of students’ minds, there is still business to be done in the classrooms and on the athletic fields. Several Chester-area teams performed well and went to regional play. The coverage area saw one conference champion, as Meadowbrook boys’ soccer brought home the Conference 12... Read more
Police honor their fallen
The Chesterfield County Police department honored their five fallen officers with a wreath laying ceremony at the Police Memorial Monument located next to the 1911 Historic Courthouse. The brief ceremony included the opening with The Virginia State Police Pipes and Drums, which included members from the City of Hopewell... Read more
REBOOT: Combat Recovery
Chester resident and 20-year Marine Corps veteran, James Wilson, last year was challenged by his military friends to participate, which promoted awareness for veteran suicide prevention. After Wilson participated, however, he felt like there was more he could do so he took it further by donating 22 hours of... Read more
New Town Home Proposed
Barney McLaughlin, has proposed a 16-unit townhome development that would be located at 4513 Lee Street and is currently owned by William “Bill” Graves. McLaughlin plans to build 17 units, which will be for sale. He says maintenance and landscaping will be part of a maintenance fee that homeowners... Read more