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Bensley athletics is back after 10-year hiatus

Bensley is the oldest settled community in Chester. Lying in the Meadowbrook High School district, Bensley is a quickly growing area of the county where there has been a need for a heightened sense of community.

Saturday house fire caused by extension cord failure

The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded Saturday, February 8, at 1:59 p.m. to 5203 West Hundred Rd. for the report of a house fire. Fire crews arrived on scene to find heavy fire conditions throughout the house.

“Brendon’s Law” will outlaw shooting into the sky

Shooting into the sky for amusement would come with tougher criminal penalties under legislation approved today by the Virginia Senate.

Local playwright scores first place at annual one-act playwriting competition

Jeanne Hensel, who was raised in Chester and lived most of her life here, retired from Ecoff Elementary School four years ago. While teaching at Ecoff, she started writing plays for her second graders, she said, to have fun with history classes and learn about famous Americans.

Police arrest Chesterfield teacher

Chesterfield County Police have arrested and charged a Chesterfield County Public Schools teacher with felony embezzlement, larceny with intent to sell/distribute stolen property, burglary, three counts of grand larceny and two counts of petit larceny.

Police release photos of bank robbery suspects

Police have released surveillance photos of two men who robbed the Argent Credit Union branch at 5403 Jefferson Davis Hwy. at about 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29. No one was injured during the robbery.

Upcoming Board of Supervisors cases and agendas

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors conducts two public meetings a month typically following the school year on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. At other times they are meeting only once a month.

A regional transportation network may not be in the cards for Chesterfield

The future of public transportation of Richmond and its adjacent counties, including Chesterfield, was discussed at the first ever meeting of all four transportation agencies. The meeting was critically important for the creation of a “regional” public transportation system connecting the urban and suburban “knots” of Richmond and its surrounding counties.