Teacher remembers old Enon Elementary School
There are a lot of memories about the old Enon Elementary School. Evelyn “Emmie” Billings has claim to some of those memories. She taught for 27 years at the school.. “I started in 1962,” Billings said. “Things were different then. Everything was handwritten, no cell phones, no computers, no... Read more
Enon gets a new elementary school
A ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 18 heralded the completion of the new Enon Elementary School at 2001 E. Hundred Road. Teachers were allowed to set up their classrooms Dec. 19-20, and students will report Wednesday, Jan. 2. Enon-area students have been attending “learning cottages” (trailers) at Marguerite Christian Elementary School... Read more
Local awareness campaign promoted after near misses
Roadway dangers are something first responders face each time they are on the scene of an incident or travel to and from one. This danger was brought to light once again with a rash of recent near misses involving local rescue and law enforcement personnel. To bring awareness of... Read more
State of the county: New transportation, schools, ‘Uber-esque’ services discussed
Chesterfield County is a great place to live. That’s the word from county administrator Joe Casey, who spoke to a large crowd at the Chesterfield Career and Tech Center last week. Casey highlighted a number of items in his 25-minute “state of the county” speech, including the fact that... Read more
Meet the conservation police: State officers often work outdoors to enforce laws related to hunting, fishing and boating
Jon Hart follows the same routine he has followed for the past 18 years. He dresses in his crisp, clean uniform, puts a bulletproof vest on and heads out the door to work. Hart is a conservation police officer with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. He... Read more
Supervisors approve grant funding for multiple projects
The consent agenda approved last week by the Chesterfield County supervisors contained several items of note representing various interests.School safety Those concerned about school security may be pleased to learn that the county accepted a $500,000 federal grant that will result in electronic access control being added to 26... Read more
Chesterfield begins academy for adults with disabilities
ABOVE: Travis Akins shakes the hand of a recruit for the county’s new Growth Through Opportunity Academy during an event Dec. 4. Chesterfield County’s public safety and general services departments recently kicked off the inaugural 16-week Growth Through Opportunity cadet academy, the first such academy in the Richmond region. The... Read more
Waller enjoys teaching math and basketball at L.C. Bird
Chevette Waller’s classroom and home are a revolving door of alumni. The special education teacher and girls basketball coach has been at L.C. Bird High School for 17 years. She said her former students sometimes spend the holidays with her and play pickup games with the basketball team. Waller... Read more
Chester woman overcomes oral cancer
When Diane Merryman had an oral surgeon give her the bad news – “it’s cancer” – she wasn’t entirely surprised. After all, she had been experiencing a mouth sore in her upper palate for nine months that should have healed in 30 days. “It really didn’t hurt much,” she... Read more
Charges dropped in fatal motel shooting
Murder and other charges were dropped ast week against a man who had been implicated in the shooting death of a motel front desk clerk in late September 2016. On Dec. 5, Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Barbara Cooke withdrew charges of first-degree murder, robbery and two counts of using a... Read more