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Police blotter

Broadwater W 8/28 Broadwater Townhouses. Entry gained to residence by unknown means. After gaining entry, suspect/s vandalized the interior. At this time nothing has been reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, September 7
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group.  Chester Library.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett will be discussed.  Details:  748-6314.

Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jeff Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.

VA Lady Titans win NSA 16U “A” Division Fast Pitch World Series

They say lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place, but the Chester-based VA Lady Titans would beg to differ. The female fast-pitch travel team just returned from Chattanooga, Tenn., where they won the National Softball Association 16U “A” Division Fast Pitch World Series, repeating what they had accomplished in 2009.

Local football teams prep for season

The 2010 brand of the L.C. Bird Skyhawks did something no other Bird team had done before: they won their first 11 games of the season. In their twelfth game in the regional playoffs, they fell to Hermitage 17-14. Bird finished their season at 11-1 and won yet another Dominion District Championship.

G'Night Irene

Chesterfield said goodnight to Irene at about 3 a.m Sunday morning. While many thought she would just skirt the coast, the storm was so large even Chesterfield felt her wrath. After a soaking rain, the roots of hundreds of trees could no longer stand against the 40 mph sustained winds and gusts that reached as much as 70 mph.

School Board approves new benefits package for CCPS employees

The Chesterfield County School Board has approved the continuation of the current benefit plan and its accompanying rates for the school system’s employees through extending a contract with Anthem Health Plan. Under the new contract, which is to be activated in Jan. 1, 2012, employees will be able to continue their current health benefits without putting a strain on their wallets.

Jaeckle wins primary, defeats McCarney

Voter turnout was weak for Tuesday’s Republican Primary for Bermuda District’s Board of Supervisors. Incumbent Dorothy A. Jaeckle, serving in the position since 2007, won 2 – 1 against challenger Chris McCarney.

VSU hosts farmers at this year’s Agricultural Field Day

Farmers and farm lovers visited Virginia State University’s (VSU) Randolph Farm in Ettrick last Tuesday for the 26th Annual Agriculture Field Day, an event held by the university to benefit local, small-scale farmers.