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Football program brings students back early for summer workouts at Meadowbrook

Heading back to school starts for most students the day after Labor Day, but for the area football teams, they are back at school most of the summer, preparing for the upcoming football season. That preparation is summer workouts, leading up to practice, which for most teams starts around the beginning of August.

August Sales Tax Holiday: School supplies and clothing

The first full weekend of August will be a sales tax holiday for folks purchasing school supplies and clothing. During this three-day period – Aug. 5, 6, and 7 – purchases of qualifying school supplies, those selling for $20 or less per item plus purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item, will be exempt from sales tax.

Parents of little ones: Don’t fret – you’re not alone

In roughly five weeks school will start; the little ones will make their way to the end of the driveway that first morning, their tiny little bodies supporting a book bag loaded down with an abundance of school supplies, a tiny troop of turtles headed towards the ocean to be set free.

Salem Church Middle still undergoing facelift

For those students soon to attend Salem Church Middle School in September, just remember the renovation currently going on at the school will only last one more year – and will never interfere with your studies, like it or not.

BTS: Chester resident studied abroad in Russia this summer

When the average American thinks about Russia, I’m sure a few key things will always come to mind: communism, vodka, Putin, and probably grizzly bears. Hardly anybody knows anything about Russian culture, and for good reason; a visa is necessary to visit the country, and cultural centers such as Moscow or Saint Petersburg are very far away from the United States east coast.

Police seek missing man

Chesterfield Police are searching for a man who was reported missing around 9 a.m. Monday, July 25.

Fugitives of the week

Crime Solvers needs your help this week to catch the following two fugitives.

Police investigate suspicious death

The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating the death of Sean C. Bland, 25, of the 400 block of N. 10th Street in Hopewell. His body was discovered in a wooded area in the 2000 block of Point of Rocks Road.