Within the last few weeks, three heroin overdoses were reported in the Chester area. Two thirds of the drug-addiction epidemic is in what we call the “good neighborhoods,” not necessarily the inner city or the strip of Jefferson Davis Hwy. that runs through Chesterfield. The suburban areas that we... Read more
A monument to God that stands proudly on a hill off Centralia Road is now considered an historic landmark. A Virginia Historical Highway Marker was dedicated last Saturday with most of the First Baptist Church (Centralia) congregation on hand to celebrate its unveiling. First Baptist Centralia was born out... Read more
Three Chesterfield County seniors, Louise Coleman, Brucie East and Mary Jones, have been inducted into the Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame, a program established in 1983 to recognize seniors who make a difference in their communities. Coleman, East and Jones were recognized last week during a ceremony at the... Read more
The grounds at C.E. Curtis Elementary School were beautified recently when the student body planted one thousand spring bulbs and 508 pansies. The beautification project was started by senior office manager, Brenda Bush in the mid 90s.  PTA member, Jenny Smith, picked up the project this year and organized... Read more
Matoaca 44, Thomas Dale 35 In a wild game, Matoaca defeated rival Thomas Dale 44-35 on their senior night and capped the program’s best season since 2006, finishing 7-3. A go-ahead field goal by Justin Dyke gave Dale the lead at 37-35 and running back Jamison Harrison, returning from... Read more
In 1994 there was a hit sitcom called Sister-Sister, where Tia and Tamera Landry were identical twins with very different tendencies. While sisters Kendall and Makenzy Johnson aren’t twins, the different tendencies they possess make them dangerous on the volleyball court for James River. The Rapids’ Kendall and Makenzy... Read more
Those Elusive World War Memorials
With each new generation, the memories of names, faces and events of the past slowly deteriorate, to be preserved by historians. We are now in the second year of the World War One Commemoration (2014-2018) and one wonders what we are doing to commemorate the event. Where are the... Read more
Expect Increased Traffic Near Amazon
New traffic pattern for motorists near the Amazon Fulfillment Center through the holidays. Motorists should expect increased traffic in the area around the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Meadowville Technology Parkway beginning Sunday, Nov. 8, through the holiday season. The business will begin its peak season staffing ramp-up on Sunday,... Read more
Local Film: The Wages of Sin
At a dim movie theatre; you take your seat and the lights go down as the movie begins to flicker on the huge screen. The only distraction is the crunching of popcorn and slurping of a drink by the guy next to you. Only one film is playing at... Read more
Odd Couple Glad for Friendship
They laugh together. They make jokes together. They go for dinner and try not to disagree about what kind of food they will eat on an outing. You see, they are friends. Not really all that unusual, as everyone hopes for the bonds of good friendship. Yet, Mildred “Millie”... Read more