The Chesterfield and Colonial Heights News-Journal reported on Feb. 27, 1964 that “word had reached the county from Washington, D.C. that plans had been completed to build a Federal Office Building in Chesterfield, in the western edge of Chester.”
It took students representing grades five through eight 17 rounds of spelling words like “euphonious” and “reticulated” to determine the top speller during the annual Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPA) spelling championship.
The School Board last week unanimously adopted a text book for a high school elective course on the Bible.
Debbie Burcham, director of Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services and executive director of the Chesterfield Community Service Board, has been appointed to the Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board by Gov. Bob McDonnell, according to information from the county.
About 20 residents came out to Matoaca High School last week to hear more about a proposal that would give residents with Colonial Heights, Petersburg or Richmond addresses a Chesterfield address.
Outside the L.C. Bird High School gym on Saturday, Feb. 5, there were all the trappings of a typical sporting event: The loud cheering of the fans, the announcer’s steady broadcasting and the enticing aroma coming from the concession stand nearby.
Whether it’s by collecting ChapStick for soldiers or selling candy grams to raise money for a classmate, the students and faculty at Bellwood Elementary School are always ready to lend a helping hand.
Meadowbrook High School has produced the most big league athletes out of any other Chesterfield high school. Current PGA star John Rollins was preceded by World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Lanny Watkins, while brother Bobby Watkins continues his long career as a competitive member of the Nationwide Tour.