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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

IRON BRIDGE PL - Food Lion
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.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, August 22
Early Literacy Story Times – Summer 2012. Enon Library. 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  No registration required.

Farmer’s Market sponsored by the Chesterfield County Farm Bureau. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mimms Loop. Chesterfield County Complex.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time Summer 2012. Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. No registration required.

Thursday, August 23
All Chesterfield County Library branches are closed on Thursdays except for Central. Central is open 1 p.m.  to 9 p.m.

Community center will offer new opportunities for students living in Greenleigh

It was just an idea for a tutoring center, a simple idea really. Get a trailer for the Greenleigh Trailer Park to use to help tutor Hispanic students with English and other school studies.

The discussion has started, but what’s it about and where does the money go?

Show me the money. If you bought a new home within the last several years, in fact going back to 1990, approximately one-third of new homes permitted paid a cash proffer. A proffer is a sort of promise, more directly: proffers involve making an offer prior to any formal negotiations or before a rezoning case is considered by Chesterfield’s Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.

Chesterfield Comp Plan Amendment information meetings set

All are encouraged to attend one or more informational meetings about the proposed Chesterfield County Comprehensive Plan Amendment. The new comprehensive plan, once approved, will provide a framework on which to base growth and development decisions.

Historical Society opens new exhibit on county railroads

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will open a new exhibit at the County Museum on Saturday, September 1, entitled, “ Chesterfield County Railroads: From Mule Power to Steam Power.”

The Fair is back for its 99th year

The Chesterfield County Fairgrounds is getting its final touches this week, making sure everything will be in working order before nearly 40,000 visitors arrive to a bigger and better showcase of the 99th Annual Chesterfield County Fair. The fun begins Friday, August 24 at 4 p.m. for a nine-day run, closing September 1 at 11 p.m.