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Knights rushing game pounds Warriors

Thomas Dale and Matoaca has what could be described as a ‘good-side rivalry.’ Always a hard fought game in the Central District, both sides are always ready to play each other.

Lottery ticket thieves sought by police

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and locate a break-in suspect.

Police blotter

Swanhaven Dr 9/23 Watermark. Complainant reported unknown suspect/s gained entry to the listed location by tearing the rear window screen and unlocking the rear window. The listed property was reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 5
Fall Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time.  Meadowdale Library.  7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Details:  318-8778.

Computer Class:  Word.  Central Library.  10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Register or call 751-CCPL.


At the golden age of 79, Ruth Baynard, also known as Ruth Bay, is bright, witty and full of life. This Chester resident has worked in hospitals as a RN, as a teacher in a maximum security prison, and presently works part-time as a pharmacy technician – and doesn’t think about retirement.

Waste and recycling centers returning to normal operations

Residents may bring woody debris from Hurricane Irene to either of the county’s two waste and recycling centers (convenience centers), located at 3200 Warbro Rd. (off Genito Road) and 6700 Landfill Dr. (off of Iron Bridge Road).

Dr. Miller inaugurated as VSU president

Virginia State University (VSU) held the official inauguration of the school’s new president, Dr. Keith T. Miller, last Friday morning in Daniel Stadium.

Chester pulled from county historic villages to promote mix-use development

During last week’s Chesterfield Board of Supervisors meeting, the Electronic Message Center (EMC) sign was the discussion that brought the most speakers to the podium to weigh-in on the proposed policy, which included proposed policies from Greg Allen’s staff as well as the planning commission.