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BOS advertises property tax rate at 95 cents

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors voted, last week, to advertise the property tax rate at 95 cents per $100 of home assessed value. The rate advertised, as stated by state statute, can only be lowered when the Board votes on the budget on March 28.

Shooting suspect apprehended at Enon Wawa

A shooting last week at the McGuire Woods Medical Center ended after a chase across Chesterfield County at the Wawa convenience store at Route 10 and Interstate 295. Cornelius Hayes of Blackstone, 55-year-old man has been identified as the man who allegedly shot and killed a hospital volunteer.

County offers free lawn and gardening seminars

The Chesterfield County Office of Cooperative Extension is offering county residents a series of free seminars to learn how to cope with common gardening challenges. Learn how to properly prune crepe myrtles, Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m., at the Chesterfield Technical Center, 10101 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield.

No significant impact for bunkhouse construction at Presquile Island

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is pleased to announce that, on February 17, 2012, Acting Regional Director Jaime G. Geiger approved a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the construction of a bunkhouse on Presquile National Wildlife Refuge.

New area aquatics center to be named after distinguished independent school

Collegiate School, a member of the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership (GRAP), announced today that it will lend its name to the new state-of-the-art aquatics center. It will be officially named the “Collegiate School Aquatics Center”.

Diamond anniversary: Seventy-five years and the work continues

Upon her arrival to Chester in 1904, Maud A. Hurt, wife of Dr. A.J. Hurt, the first doctor in Chester, used her time to improve life in Chester from education, religion and community service. In 1937 she brought together a few like-minded women to begin a community service organization known as the Woman’s Club of Chester.

Bird comes up short in back-and-forth battle with Petersburg

Before the match-up even came about, the L.C. Bird Skyhawks boy’s basketball team had this date circled on their calendar- a potential match-up with Petersburg in the regional semi-finals. The way things shook out, the Skyhawks got their shot and in a nip and tuck affair they would fall just short, losing to the Crimson Wave 71-66.

Old missteps plague Lady Monarchs in regional semis, Chiefs win

Meadowbrook advanced to the regional semi-finals via victories over Huguenot and Hermitage, to face the Dominion District regular season champions in the Monacan Chiefs. The first trip this deep into the postseason for the Monarchs under third year head coach Danny Connor, the team had started slowly this season and played well throughout the second half.