Jones is ‘Business Person of the Year’
Keith Jones has been named the Snead-Stebbins Business Person of the Year by the Chester Business Association. Jones was honored at the organization’s annual cookout, which was held June 21 at the home of Jim and Robin Daniels. The award was named in honor of Joseph Snead and Charles... Read more
Retired judge Ernest P. Gates dead at 94
CHESTER – Ernest Pleasants Gates, a man of great respect and admiration with deep family roots in Chesterfield County, died Monday, June 18, at the age of 94. He will be remembered as a man who loved his community, and was a dedicated public servant who worked to make... Read more
Urban garden created at VSU’s Summerseat
An urban garden was recently planted at Virginia State University to help combat “food deserts.” The garden, which was built and planted June 11, is located at the Summerseat historic house. Fifteen Sabra Dipping Co. employees joined VSU faculty and staff in the effort, a press release states. The... Read more
Brothers’ Keeper offers mental health assistance to youth, adults
David Banks and his wife, Katrina, started Brothers’ Keeper Inc. in Richmond in 2002. The business was focused on mentoring children in foster care and those coming out of the Department of Corrections. It branched out in 2007 to include counseling of youth and families. The company relocated to... Read more
Last part of Village Green ready for development
CHESTER – The last commercial lot in the Village Green mixed-use development will be breaking ground soon. That’s the word from local property manager Sean Eichert. The landowner (Festival Park III LLC/registered agent Carrie Coyner) plans to build a 12,000-square-foot two-story building on 0.78 acres between Don Papa Grande... Read more
Sabra expanding: Plans to add onto existing building in South Chesterfield
Sabra Dipping Co. plans to expand its South Chesterfield operations. The company has filed site plans with the county to add 37,816 square feet to its 220,560-square-foot factory in the Ruffin Mill Industrial Park at 15900 Sabra Way between I-95 and the Appomattox River. A loading dock with eight... Read more
Vietnam War veteran found humor in the darkest hours
Ask Larry Gable how he survived his stint in Vietnam in the late 1960s, and he is likely to point to his healthy sense of humor. Even his draft date offers fodder for comic relief. “When I went to the induction facility in 1967 for my physical, the doctors... Read more
Public divided on Nash Road extension
Following a May 21 public meeting about options the county is considering to extend Nash Road to Route 10, the comments indicate no consensus among residents. Comments that were submitted in person or by email from May 21 to June 4 reveal that 23 people support the project and... Read more
Terrell honored for 40 years with youth sports
Robert Terrell began coaching when his son Marty started playing baseball in 1978 and never looked back. Terrell, who goes by “Bob,” was honored May 23 by the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors with the Hall of Fame Lifetime Volunteer award for 40 years of volunteer service to youth sports.... Read more
Bridging the Gap computer program takes community effort
An idea that started at Meadowbrook High School six years ago is now being used at L.C. Bird High. Matt Bland, teacher of the Success program that works with at-risk ninth-graders, needed someone to help him with the Bridging the Gap computer program, and he recruited Bill Stehle, a... Read more