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As part of their April 6 business meeting, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors approved a fiscal year 2023 budget and a 3-cent reduction in the real estate property tax from 95 to 92 cents per $100 of assessed value.  The commodity portion of water and wastewater bills will be going up an average of $1.54 per month from $59.17 to $60.71. However, George Hayes, director of utilities, said Chesterfield’s rates are “the most competitive rates in the region, if not the commonwealth.” The increase is targeted to result in an additional $3.1 million. As part of the $905.5 million…

A number of Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Circuit Court judges are up for six-year renewals, but one in particular was questioned by state Sen. Joe Morrissey (D) recently. He asked Lynn S. Brice, one of six circuit court judges serving Chesterfield, several questions during a joint Dec. 10 meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Courts of Justice Committee. Morrissey said Brice was “unfailingly polite” to him when he appeared before her as an attorney, but noted he received several complaints about her. A district court clerk in a small jurisdiction described her relationship with Brice as a “toxic work…

The police are searching for two suspects who robbed the Super 8 Motel at 2421 Southland Drive at about 4:50 p.m. Oct.29. No one was injured during the incident. Police said one of the suspects entered the business; demanded money from the clerk, and displayed a firearm. After receiving the cash, both suspects fled on foot. The suspects were described as white males, both around 50’s year of age and of average height and build. The first suspect was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, a black polo shirt and carrying a dark colored backpack. The second suspect was wearing…

State Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond) is pleased with how a special legislative session is going so far.  On Thursday, Sept. 10, Morrissey — who represents a portion of east Chesterfield — said he’s “very pleased with what we’ve been able to get done.”  He noted that the Senate — which is meeting at the Science Museum of Virginia at 2500 W. Broad St. — approved his sentencing reform bill, SB5007, by a vote of 22-18 on Thursday, with one Republican, Bill Stanley, voting with Democrats. The legislation will enable a judge to administer sentencing upon request of a convicted defendant. …

This year’s National Night Out celebration is less than one month away, but there’s still time to plan and register your neighborhood’s event. National Night Out is typically celebrated on the first Tuesday in August, but this year’s celebration will take place on Oct. 6, 2020, because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. And the date isn’t the only thing that’s changed this year; because of ongoing social distancing guidelines, parties are going to look a little different, too. Instead of a traditional block party, your neighborhood could: Make signs or banners to display in yards Have an art contest Organize…

County police welcomes new addition A trained bloodhound can cost up to $12,000, but the county police just received one as a donation. “An email from the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police first alerted Colonel Katz, Chesterfield County police chief, to the possibility of the bloodhound donation,” said Elizabeth Caroon, county police public information coordinator. “He passed it on, other department members got the ball rolling and one of our captains contacted the breeder.” Rudy’s main purpose will be searches for missing persons, especially children. “The department looked into becoming partners with the National Center for Missing and Exploited…

The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating a drowning. At about 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to assist rescue personnel with a potential drowning in the Appomattox River near the 21600 block of Chesterfield Avenue. Responding officers learned an adult male had gone into the water and went under without coming back to the surface. Ricky Darnell Beasley, 58, was pulled from the water by the Chesterfield County Fire Department Dive and Rescue Team. Beasley, of Buckingham County, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police continue to investigate this incident, but at this point foul play is not…

Chesterfield County Police are investigating a suspicious death. On Saturday, July 11, police responded to an area hospital after two men arrived with injuries they had sustained the previous night during a fight at a club in the 7200 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. One victim had life-threatening injuries and the second had non-life threatening injuries. The second victim reported that he and the other victim were assaulted by an unknown suspect or suspects. On Thursday, July 16, the first victim died as a result of his injuries. His name is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.…

Beulah Recreation Center fire On June 25 around 10:59 a.m., fire and medical personnel were dispatched to the 6700 block of Hopkins Road at Beulah Recreation Center for a fire. “Crews arrived on scene to see smoke and fire coming from the gazebo,” said Captain Joe Harvey, Chesterfield Fire and EMS Deputy Fire Marshal. The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes. “The cause was improperly discarded smoking materials in the mulch next to the gazebo,” Harvey said. Fire and medical personnel from Dale, Centralia, and Bensley fire stations responded to the emergency. Dupont chemical spill Shortly after…

The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred in the 13700 block of Beach Road at about 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10. Police said the driver of a 2001 Lexus sedan was driving east on Beach Road when he ran off the right side of the roadway, striking multiple trees.  Both the driver – Noah Page, 18, of the 13400 block of Janeka Drive in Chesterfield – and a juvenile passenger were pronounced deceased on scene. At this point, the investigation indicates that both speed and wet roadways are contributing factors in this crash.…

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