Lions launch vision screening van
CHESTER – Chester Lions were excited to learn that the Mobile Health Unit, which has been in the plans for the past five years, is done. Calvin Easter, vice-district governor for the area and treasurer for the Mobile Health Unit, spoke to the Chester Lions at their recent semi-monthly... Read more
Boy Scouts build mini-bridge for Richmond Railroad Museum
CHESTERFIELD – Connor Brooks and his crew of helpers saw an important need and they knew they could help. Because they did, the Richmond Railroad Museum has a new mini-bridge and Brooks is a step closer to his Eagle rank. Brooks’ Eagle project greatly improved the access and safety... Read more
Longtime educator ponders life after teaching
Deborah Bailey has been teaching students in Chesterfield County for 33 years, but she is not sure if this will be her last year. Bailey said she has been eligible for retirement for three years and after filling out and turning in the paperwork last year, she went home... Read more
MEGA students visit Hampton’s museums
On lucky Friday the 13th, four chartered buses carrying Chesterfield middle school students rolled out of the county on an educational tour of Hampton. The Mentors Expecting Greater Achievement students were awarded for their successes with tours to Hampton University and the Virginia Air & Space Center. With students... Read more
Diversity director retires, reflects on progress
CHESTERFIELD – After a storied career spanning more than 35 years in civil service, Harold McManus retired at the end of March from his post as director of Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity. The times are always changing, and McManus has ridden on... Read more
Murder, firearms charges forwarded to grand jury
Three murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony charges each were certified over to Chesterfield Circuit Court last week against Christopher Gattis. A grand jury will consider indictments on May 21. Gattis, 58, has been held in the county jail without bail since he was... Read more
Matoaca Elementary gets $10K donation
CHESTERFIELD – Matoaca Elementary School was surprised with a $10,000 donation from AdoptAClassroom.org in partnership with Burlington Stores. Representatives from Burlington Stores presented the check April 10 during a student and faculty assembly. The gift will provide nine teams of instructors with $1,111.11 each to purchase new supplies for classrooms.... Read more
Man charged with homicide for 2016 motel slaying
CHESTERFIELD – A man has been arrested in connection with the September 2016 murder of Jerry V. Colyer. At about 10:57 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, police responded to the Econo Lodge at 2310 Indian Hill Road for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, police located the clerk, identified... Read more
‘Plain old teacher’ incorporates technology in first-grade classroom
A good day for Nancy Thweatt is when the students in her first-grade class learn something new after having struggled with a lesson. Thweatt said when the proverbial light bulb goes off, she’s done something her students will be able to carry on to subsequent grades. Thweatt has been... Read more
Audit reveals $99M in unfunded liabilities
Unfunded liabilities in a supplemental retirement plan for Chesterfield County Public Schools’ employees accumulated to nearly $100 million over more than two decades, according to a report recently issued by the county’s internal audit director Greg Akers. Akers, who presented his report to the county’s Audit and Finance Committee... Read more