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State Senator Martin decides to run for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

Sen. Stephen H. Martin (R-Chesterfield) has decided to throw his hat into the ring for the 2013 race for Lt. Governor of Virginia. Sen. Martin last week announced his intentions after the closing special session of the Virginia General Assembly.

SportsQuest kicked off, River City Sportsplex receives

SportsQuest is no more. It will now be called River City Sportsplex. The once upon a time dream of Steve Burton and Chesterfield County was crushed under the weight of debt.

Chesterfield asks customers to conserve water

In response to a request by the Appomattox River Water Authority, the Chesterfield County Department of Utilities is asking its customers to voluntarily conserve water by...

Amazon wants you

“We’re thrilled to be creating more than 1,000 full time jobs with benefits in Virginia,” said Ty Rogers, Amazon spokesman. “We’re currently hiring for hundreds of those jobs in Chesterfield and Dinwiddie Counties.”

100 jobs expected to be added at Sabra in Walthall

The Ruffin Mill Industrial Park at Walthall and Chesterfield County is getting another boost from the Mediterranean. Sabra Dipping Company, the country’s leading hummus manufacturer, will expand its food manufacturing operation in Chesterfield County and establish a Center of Excellence research and development facility on the company’s 49-acre campus at 15881 Port Walthall Ct.

Scouts organize project to benefit community

Boy Scout Troop 2877 digs to help the Chester community, this time at the Chester Village Green. Boys and adults from Troop 2877, chartered by Chester Presbyterian Church, dug a three foot diameter by four feet and ten inches deep hole to hold the new flag pole for the Chester Village Green.

Scouts receive donation

The Rotary Club of Chester donated $1,000 to Boy Scout Troop 819 of Chester on June 6. Berkeley Galstan, the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, accepted the check from his father, Chester Rotary Club member, Dr. Sam Galstan, who is also the Charter Organization Representative of Troop 819.

Chester hosts a Taste of India

The Cultural Center of India hosted a few thousand guests over the weekend for the 9th Annual Taste of India. Cultural Director Bina Shah and associate directors Deepali Keskar and Simran Chiplunkar introduced the entertainment that included 34 acts of folk dances and Bollywood Fusion performed by children, teens and adults.