20 years and counting for Village News
ABOVE: The building that later came to be the home of the Village News is shown being reassembled in 2000 after it was moved to the Chester Village Green. It’s been 20 years since the first pages of the Village News first came off the press. In those years, we... Read more
Hear, ye, hear ye!! Longtime Chester resident thankful for gift
ABOVE: Mollie McDowell and hearing instrument specialist Nick Vickers. Mollie McDowell received a gift last week that was music to her ears. McDowell, 86, was fitted for a new pair of $6,000 hearing aids last week, courtesy of the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation. The longtime Chester resident was thrilled.... Read more
Happy Trails! Youth Conservation Corps helps at Pocahontas State Park
ABOVE: Hunter Faison shows a tree he removed while trail building at Pocahontas State Park recently. On a hot, humid August day in the depths of Pocahontas State Park, a group of young people with the Youth Conservation Corps helped build a new hiking trail. “We’re doing something productive,” 16-year-old... Read more
Childrey wins GOP nod
John Childrey won the Republican nomination for Chesterfield County’s commonwealth’s attorney Saturday with 80 percent of the vote in a canvass at six locations. Childrey, chief deputy commonwealth’s attorney in Chesterfield, defeated Stacey Davenport, a Henrico County domestic violence prosecutor. The two were vying for the Grand Old Party’s... Read more
Chesterfield gets new rescue vehicle
ABOVE: From left, firefighters Jacob Newton, Joe Schwickerath and Andrew Olsen are pictured with a new technical rescue unit. Chesterfield Fire and Emergency Management Services has a new technical rescue unit. The new tractor trailer, which cost $443,565, was delivered in April. It will carry shoring equipment that can be... Read more
Hummus plant set to expand
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD – Sabra Dipping Co. broke ground July 24 on an expansion of the world’s largest hummus-making facility. The 40,000-square-foot expansion of the 220,000-square-foot factory in the Ruffin Mill Industrial Park east of Interstate 95 will enable Sabra to further expedite product delivery to retail, which means getting... Read more
Two vie for  GOP nomination: Canvass for top attorney slot to be held Aug. 11 at six county locations
    Chesterfield County voters can choose the Republican nominee for commonwealth’s attorney in a canvass election Aug. 11. The contest is between John Childrey, chief deputy commonwealth’s attorney in Chesterfield, and Stacey Davenport, a domestic violence prosecutor in Henrico County. The candidate elected to the position Nov. 6... Read more
‘Mama B’ is the new principal at L.C. Bird
When Adrienne Blanton wrote a paper in seventh grade on wanting to be a sixth-grade math teacher, she had no idea her educational journey would lead to her being a high school principal. Blanton, who replaces Laura Hebert, is only the sixth principal at the school since 1978. Blanton... Read more
Central Library opens after long renovation
ABOVE:  Jackson Taylor reads a book in ‘The Shell.’ A $3.8-million renovation of the Central Library caused one local resident to gush when she saw it. “I’m really impressed with how they spent my tax dollars,” Chester resident Janet Bishop said last week. “It’s beautiful. I’m getting goose bumps... Read more
Quarrel over a quarry: Supervisors nix Shoosmith’s request to use quarry as a landfill
ABOVE: Residents listen to public comment at 11:55 p.m. July 25 during a county board of supervisors meeting. The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously denied a request from Shoosmith Bros., Inc. to use its granite quarry as a landfill during a July 25 meeting that lasted more than seven... Read more