Two school crossing guards retire at 66 years of service

School safety guards, child safety officers and members from the Chesterfield County Police Support Services Division celebrated the retirement of two of their own last Monday. Becky Hypes retired with 30 years of service and June Jones retired with 36 years of service.

Chesterfield trains 14 child-safety officers

This Tuesday, September 3, Chesterfield County Public Schools will welcome 57,000-plus students as they return to class. School supplies have been purchased, classrooms have been organized and check-lists for students and teachers are being finalized.

How to apply for free or reduced-price school meals

Chesterfield County Public Schools provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches. Based on household size and income, students in elementary schools, middle schools and Chesterfield Community High School may qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

‘HistoryMakers’ program brings African-American leaders to Chesterfield Community High School

“There was a woman named Gwen Johnson. I don’t know if she knows what influence she had on me, but she did. I’d never seen a woman walk with such pride,” says television actress, Daphne Reid, in her interview with The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive.

VSU Gospel Chorale will compete in America’s Got Talent finals on Aug. 20

The Virginia State University Gospel Chorale will perform Tuesday, August 20, with the results show the next night. America’s Got Talent airs from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT on local NBC affiliates.

Area resident awarded Pamplin Leadership Award at Va. Tech

The Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech awarded Brian S. Odenwald of Chesterfield, Va. the Pamplin Leadership Award offered through University Honors for the 2013-14 academic year.

Area residents honored at Va. Tech commencement

The following Virginia Tech students were among those honored at the university’s spring graduate commencement ceremony held May 17, 2013, in Cassell Coliseum.

Back-to-School: Chesterfield faith and community groups partner with schools to feed students

As parents head out the door to start buying the endless amount of supplies necessary for their little darlings to start the school year, the air is charged with the excitement of the impending school year.