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YEAR IN REVIEW: December

Bird grad killed in Afghanistan

Army Spc. William K. Middleton, 26, died in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device, according to the Department of Defense. On Thursday, Nov. 25, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that Middleton, a 2002 graduate of L.C. Bird High School, was born and raised in the Richmond area.

Skyhawks’ regional championship slips away in final minutes of game

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, December 29
Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

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.

Future Alternatives Networking Group. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Capital Region Workforce Center, 7333 White Pine Road, Richmond. Details: 271-8510.

Thursday, December 30

Scenes of the Season

A little snow at Christmastime helps to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Last week’s snowfall was an early present that sent kids home early for Christmas vacation and put the crunch underfoot for your decorating pleasure.

Tattoo parlor permit request withdrawn

Though he recently withdrew his request for a conditional use permit, the man who sought to open a tattoo parlor in Water Tower Shopping Center may reapply in the near future.

Future of old Clover Hill High School not set, board says

At its Dec. 14 meeting, the School Board told youth sports league leaders concerned about a potential SportsQuest takeover of the old Clover Hill High School’s athletic facilities that no decisions had been made about the future of the school.

Blessing of the animals

Dogs, cats, rabbits and horses, along with their masters, were in attendance a couple of Saturdays ago of Chester Presbyterian Church’s Blessing of the Animals. All on good behavior, with greetings from one breed to another, large and small, Susan Nunnally welcomed everyone and their pets.

Sups defer proposed ordinance 60 days

The Board of Supervisors will wait 60 days to revisit a proposed ordinance that would make it easier for homeowners to add a smaller, independent dwelling to their homes to house ailing family members.

Sups approve EMC sign on Jeff Davis Highway

After approving an electronic sign last week, the Board of Supervisors voted to direct the Planning Commission to investigate a proposed sign policy change.