On April 29, 2012 at a called meeting of the congregation, Dr. Gordon Bidwell Mapes, III was elected as the next pastor of Chester Presbyterian Church. Dr. Mapes began his call to service on May 29. His first Sunday in the pulpit is June 3.”I am excited and blessed to have been called to a faith community with such a rich, vibrant history and dynamic, engaged future.
The Chesterfield County Building Inspections Department announced last week, May 23, that it has joined the International Code Council Foundation this month in recognizing Building Safety Month, a time to generate public awareness about building and maintaining safe homes and other structures.
Last week on a warm Thursday morning, carpenters with MGT Construction found themselves in an untenable position. The crew was installing plywood on the truss roof when the trusses began to fall like dominos.
George Fickett could tell you where the bodies are buried. He could also tell you where every Civil War fort, earthworks, battlefield, hospital, river battle and splash of blood is left from the biggest confrontation this area saw during the War Between the States.
Most people have been touched by cancer during their lives; a mother, father, cousin, sister, great aunt. Relay from Life is an event that has been taking place at the L.C. Bird High School’s outdoor track for 12 years. The purpose is to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
SportsQuest is no longer the dream it once was. Shaw Industries Sports Complex Holdings, LLC was the only bidder and took the SportsQuest property at auction last week after forcing the auction through a lien on the property.
The Woman’s Club of Chester presented a $2,500 check to the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation to be used toward the construction of the long-awaited Chesterfield Center for the Arts that will be located in Chester adjoining the existing Chester Library on Centre Street.