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Local banker retires

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Local business woman and banker, Lee Taylor, has worked for 43 years in the banking business. Last Thursday was a testimony to her service and commitment in the community banking system when friends, customers and former bosses came together for a retirement party at Brock’s BBQ in Chester. She had no idea of the surprise while being escorted in by Paul Carnes and said it was the best she has ever had. “I have the best friends in the world,” she said. “I love them all.” Jim Brock organized the party. Brock’s BBQ is Taylor’s Tuesday lunch spot and through…

Old Man Winter dumps 21 inches on Chester in 1940

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The most snow recorded in Central Virginia fell 1940 between January 24-25. The blizzard dropped 21.6 inches of snow on the area, officially. Pictured above are two Chester residents attempting to dig out a car at A.L. Lindsey’s Service Station that stood at the corner of Rt. 10 and Chester Road. The snow is easily knee deep in the picture.

Weekly Calendar

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JANUARY 27 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING – 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Break at 5 p.m. for dinner and resume aat 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Rd. JANUARY 28 ACOUSTIC CONCERT SERIES – The Wilhelm Brothers – Central Library. 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. The singer/songwriter talents o Chris Wilhelm combine with the sonic beauty and skill of cellist Christof Ensslin to create an indie folk sound that is infectious and insightful. No registration required. JANUARY 30 THE STICKY NOTE MURAL PROJECT – Meadowdale Library. 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Create a wall-size mural for the library…

Village News New Year in Bahamas

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Jerry and Linda Jennings, of Chester, started the new year by going on their first cruise to the Bahamas with one of their sons, Jay Jennings, and two of their seven grandchildren,  Logan and Lindsey Jennings, from Danville.   They took the Village News along and are now hooked on cruising!

Snow, snow go away

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If you are reading this, then you survived Snowmageddon 2016. We all anxiously awaited that first snow flake; Tim Bullis had already made the hearts and souls of all the children and teachers happy by calling school on Friday, and the anticipation for a huge snow storm was building. My little family woke up Friday morning to gray skies and cold breezes. We lounged for a bit, enjoyed a leisurely home cooked breakfast and watched as the snow began to fall. Did I mention that Daddy was out scurrying around like a mad man while the rest of us lazy…

Injuries plague Lady Knights as they sit in 2nd place

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Before the 2015-2016 season started, the outlook was looking very bright for Thomas Dale. They returned every main component of their team and were looking to improve on the previous season’s 9-13 record. Monique Jones was the team’s leading scorer last year, returning for her junior year ready to pick up where she left off. Forward Kylah Webb led the team in rebounds last year as a freshman, and she appeared to come back stronger and more poised than ever. Katiyah Parker, a point guard and team leader was another returning starter, ready for a strong senior season. Elena Flowers,…

2016 Black History Month Events Announced

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FEBRUARY 1-29 A New Mosaic: African-American Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – This exhibition features high-quality photographic reproductions of works by African- American artists spanning the past 200 years. Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., North Chesterfield. FEBRUARY 6 Hidden History: African-American Cemeteries in Central Virginia – Learn about African-American cemeteries and stories of African-American genealogy, segregation and attitudes towards religion and death. 11 a.m.-Noon, Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Rd., South Chesterfield 2-3 p.m. LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Rd., North Chesterfield FEBRUARY 8 Rosenwald Schools – In the early 20th century, the Rosenwald Schools were built specifically…

Police Blotter

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ARCADIA AVE (24xx block) 01/15/2016 11:30 a.m. – Vandalism-Motor Vehicle BARON DR (58xx block) 01/17/2016 12:45 p.m. – Property stolen from unlocked vehicle including firearms. BATTLEWOOD RD (67xx block) 01/15/2016 3:30 p.m. – Radio faceplate removed but not stolen from unlocked vehicle. BEACHMERE DR (143xx block) 01/12/2016 5:00 p.m. – Vandalism-Residential BELLBROOK DR (39xx block) 01/16/2016 5:00 p.m. – Vandalism-Motor Vehicle BEN FRY DR (127xx block) 01/13/2016 10:45 p.m. – Property stolen from unlocked vehicle. BEN FRY DR 01/13/2016 8:45 p.m. – Property stolen from unlocked vehicle. BEULAH RD (42xx block) 01/19/2016 9:00 p.m. – Electronics stolen from school. BRAIRWOOD…

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