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Nine graduate from Teen Citizens Academy

The Chesterfield County Police Department’s Teen Citizens Academy held its seventh graduation ceremony on Friday, Aug. 17.

Raising awareness among young adults

Did you know during 2009 and 2010, 242 motor vehicle crashes occurred in Chesterfield County where the drivers were 15 to 24 years of age and had been drinking?

Tractor is restored for high school engineering project

A junior at L.C. Bird High School in the engineering program decided to restore an antique John Deere tractor. Connor Linton needed a junior seminar project and had to get the project approved and it has taken a full year.

JTCC Associate Professor of English awarded a 2012-2013 Chancellor’s Fellowship

Patrick Tompkins has a passion for learning. It drives him as a teacher, a student and a leader. In 1993, he brought his love for the classroom to John Tyler Community College, where he is currently an associate professor of English and chair of the College’s Department of English.

All Chesterfield County comprehensive schools are fully accredited

All Chesterfield County comprehensive schools are fully accredited for the 2012-13 school year, according to student achievement data released today. The Virginia Department of Education establishes accreditation status each year based on student achievement on Standards of Learning tests taken during the previous school year.

Police arrest robbery suspect

Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with two recent grocery store robberies.

Tornado scare for the county

Skies had been dark and threatening in the afternoon of Aug. 15, when first the National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, then as the atmosphere became nasty and violent, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Chesterfield and the Tri-Cities was issued.

Police blotter

8/13 10:50 p.m. - Known suspect entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the safe. The store employee complied. The suspect fired one shot into the ceiling and fled on foot. No injuries reported.