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Smoke at county courts building summons firefighters

An alert Sheriff’s Deputy spotted smoke in the County Courts Building located at 9500 Courthouse Rd. on Oct. 10 at 8:38 p.m. The deputy immediately contacted emergency communications and firefighters were quickly dispatched.

Police blotter

BURLEY RIDGE LN – Burley Ridge
9/28 11:30 a.m. – Victim reported items were stolen from his vehicle. No signs of forced entry were noted.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 17
Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield Adventures in Learning Fall classes.  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chester Baptist Church. 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689.

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia will present a themed tea, Scents & Sensibility – Herbs & Jane Austen’s Girls, 1 p.m. at historic Magnolia Grange Plantation House Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.

Liberian emigrant ready to work hard to be American

Govergo Akoi, after enduring a 14-year war of war lords, government oppression and life in a refugee camp in Liberia, has found a home in America.

Chester home featured in annual Parade of Homes

The Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR) kicked-off their 61st Annual Parade of Homes last weekend and out of 49 entries covering seven counties and the City of Richmond, Chester has the entry that won the WOW Award; a home that most impressed the judges with its WOW! Appeal because of the high performance features it delivers and the benefits it provides.

INVESTIGATION: Man struck, killed crossing Jefferson Davis Highway

The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating a vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was struck in the 9700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway at approximately 10:40 pm. on Oct. 4, 2012.

Appomattox Drugs now open in the Village of Ettrick

The building was built as a post office in 1945. But the doors of the post office closed in May of last year having served the community for more than 65 years. Fortunately, it is serving the community again, re-purposed as a pharmacy – a pharmacy that retains much of the look and feel of its post office heritage.

Chesterfield firefighters to receive Valor Awards

The Retail Merchants Association, or RMA held its 23rd Annual Valor Awards Breakfast and Ceremony on Friday Oct. 5, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.