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Black History Month Symposium explores the Emancipation Proclamation, VSU

One-hundred-fifty years ago the Emancipation Proclamation could not be enforced in areas still under rebellion, but as the army took control of Confederate regions, the slaves in those regions were emancipated rather than returned to their masters.

Chester Rotary supports Keep a Child in School Fund

Robin Daniels and Leanne Rohlk from the Chester Rotary Club present Taffy Jones-Hayes, Title 1 Parent Liaison at Harrowgate Elementary School with a check for $1,000 for the school’s Keep A Child In School Fund.  This fund provides shoes, coats, medications, food, etc. for students in need.

Pregnancy Help Center welcomes hundreds for Dessert Reception

Over 200 folks enjoyed desserts of all sorts during the annual fundraiser for The Pregnancy Help Center of Chesterfield Dessert Reception held at the Colonial Heights Baptist Church last Thursday. The 501(c) 3 organization exists for the purpose of providing support, education and resources for women and men facing unprepared pregnancy.

Springdale at Lucy Corr Village welcomes artist

Lucy Vanson shared her artistic talents with residents of Springdale at Lucy Corr Village. The demonstration delighted seniors and an exhibit by the artist has brought enjoyment for all residents.

Nominate outstanding Chesterfield youth

The Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development is seeking nominations for the 2013 Outstanding Youth Awards. Youths who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their communities, neighborhoods or schools, and adults who have contributed positively to the development of youths in the county, are eligible.

Training teaches effective handling of domestic violence cases within vulnerable populations

Prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, victim advocates and allied professionals are invited to a free training session on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services, Smith-Wagner Building, 9501 Lucy Corr Cir., Chesterfield, in the Multipurpose Meeting Room.

Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce announces 2013 Board of Directors

The Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce installed six new board members at its annual banquet January 25, at the Holiday Inn Koger Conference Center.