Police investigating assault of local attorney
Chesterfield County Police are investigating the apparent assault of a local attorney last week. The attorney’s name is George H. Edwards, according to another local attorney. Police issued a press release about the alleged assault of a man in a hallway of an office building in the 10100 block... Read more
Some boaters rocked by change in tax assessments
The Chesterfield Commissioner of the Revenue has changed the way the county identifies and assesses value to some 5,000 boats. Commissioner of the Revenue Jenefer Hughes explained that the previous methodology was outdated and relied on taxpayers’ self-reporting and marina records. Now, the county is using state Department of... Read more
Dupler to retire from county
After 28 years, Chesterfield County’s deputy administrator for community development William “Bill” Dupler is retiring. He announced his plans to retire at last month’s Board of Supervisors work session. Dupler has served as deputy county administrator since April 2010. His last day will be Sept. 30. “I am grateful... Read more
Miles provides update on body camera review funding
Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Miles said that the county is making some progress in reviewing police officers’ body camera video footage. That comes in spite of the county not receiving additional funding from the state for such in last or this year’s budgets. As part of the current budget... Read more
Candlewood Suites coming near I-295
It looks as if a Candlewood Suites hotel is coming to eastern Chesterfield County. A site plan for a 90-room, five-story hotel was approved by the county Planning Department on April 25. The plan calls for a 54,545-square-foot building at 572 E. Hundred Road, next to a Wawa convenience... Read more
Dedication: ‘Fully-sworn’ auxiliary police officers work without pay
It takes a lot of dedication to be an auxiliary police officer. The position is unpaid and involves carrying a firearm and a Taser. Many people may not have the time or the desire for such a part-time job, but those that do enjoy it. Tracy Connor, 43, works... Read more
New principal on board at Meadowbrook High School
Meadowbrook High School has a new principal: Marcie Terry. She grew up in Brunswick County and received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Her original career goal was to be a biochemist, so she moved to Atlanta and attended Georgia Tech, where she received her master’s degree in biochemistry. While... Read more
PC recommends denial of group home
A conditional use permit request for a group care home will go to the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors later this month after the Planning Commission recommended denial on July 16. Teshauna Moore Tornes applied for the conditional use permit on Nov. 5, 2018. She subsequently revised it three... Read more
Four more years? Sheriff Leonard touts his accomplishments
Although he says the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is known for its Heroin Addiction Recovery Program, Sheriff Karl Leonard said the office can’t be defined by it. He mentioned several programs that benefit the inmate population, including some he’s implemented since being appointed sheriff in February 2014. The jail... Read more
Shelter dogs head out on high adventures
It’s a team effort for the success of shelter dogs, and the pooches are loving it. Chesterfield Animal Services has teamed up with Ring Dog Rescue and Canine Adventure to give shelter dogs better lives and better chances of being adopted. All breeds of dogs are included in the... Read more