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Man steals wallet from gas station

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a wallet thief.

Police blotter

Jefferson Davis Hwy. 8/13 Woco Express Food Mart. Witness stated she heard glass breaking, then an alarm sounding at the listed location. Suspect broke the front glass door and stole the listed property from inside.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, August 24
Game On!  Ettrick-Matoaca Library.  3 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Details:  526-8087.  

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 Rd., Richmond. Details: 271-8510.

FREEDOM RIDERS: A glimpse into the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Tee Walker

Fifty years after taking part in the June 1961 Freedom Rides, life has slowed down a bit for Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker. Once regarded as one of the more outspoken activists of human rights and peace, he has retired to a quiet Chester suburb with his wife of almost 60 years, Theresa, where their home is filled with memories of their life’s work.

School employees’ benefits debated at committee meeting

Some people take a job for the benefits alone. Part-time, or jobs paying minimal wages, are not enough to live on, but throw in some health insurance and the work becomes more appealing.

VSU to house some upper classmen in Chester

Virginia State University (VSU) has worked out its housing issues by placing students in area hotels. The difference from earlier plans is that freshmen will not be housed in the hotels.

Chester workers join Verizon strike

Last week, numerous Chester workers joined the 45,000 Verizon employees striking nationwide since Sunday over proposed contract cuts to health insurance and other benefits.

CCPS looking to expand online network

The Chesterfield County School Board met Tuesday afternoon to address how restructuring the school system’s Department of Technology could facilitate their vision of providing students in Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) with support and training in a rapidly changing technological world.