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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Itchin’ for The Chiggers

“Another night in the lonely ol’ hotel room, another payment on my beat up Chevy truck,” so starts the first CD released by The Chiggers. Friday night the band celebrated their effort with a CD release party at Southside Plaza Bowl, a fitting venue for an alternative country group that has you crying in your beer with one song and has you up two steppin’ on the next.

School Board sees 2010 dropout numbers as a K-12 community problem

Bursting the bubble created by the recent high school graduation buzz was a number surfacing Wednesday, June 15, during our county’s latest School Board meeting: 421 students who were supposed to graduate in 2010 from Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) ended up as dropouts.

Stegmaier says no to recession in Chesterfield

Economic development and a promise of jobs was the message last week as county supervisors put on their best handshake and cut the ribbon at a number of new enterprises in Chesterfield.

Sups give planning commission five more months to finish comp plan review

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors (BOS), last week voted to give their planning commission an additional five months, until December 15, to complete their review of the comprehensive plan. The commission had requested an additional two months, until September 15, but the Board voted 3 – 2 to give them more time to get additional public input.

Chester Rotary presents scholarship to Raheem Randolph

Chester Rotary Club President Pete Adler welcomed scholarship recipient Raheem Randolph and his mother Carolyn Marrow during their visit with the club Wednesday, June 15.

Delegate Cox to run for re-election

Delegate M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox (R-Colonial Heights), House majority leader, has announced that he will seek re-election to the 66th District seat in the House of Delegates. Cox also turned in his Certificate of Candidate Qualification to the State Board of Elections.

Scalps and the county jail

Revolutionary War prisoner life at the Chesterfield jail may not have been as rough as you might imagine. This week in 1779, Governor Thomas Jefferson had prisoners captured by Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark in his campaign at Vincennes sent to the Chesterfield Courthouse jail.

Bensley Elementary student wins essay contest

Kayla Shefond Harris, a fifth-grader at Bensley Elementary School, is the grand-prize winner of the annual essay contest for Older American’s Month. Kayla was recognized for her winning essay during the May 25 Board of Supervisors meeting where she received a plaque and a $25 savings bond.