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Police investigate suspicious death

The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating the death of Sean C. Bland, 25, of the 400 block of N. 10th Street in Hopewell. His body was discovered in a wooded area in the 2000 block of Point of Rocks Road.

Four people shot during an attempted robbery

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and find the men who shot at and attempted to rob four victims in the 3300 block of Meadowdale Boulevard on Friday, July 15, 2011, at about 11:15 p.m.

Police blotter

Collindale Rd 7/27 Heritage Court Apts. Suspect/s opened the unlocked rear kitchen window to gain entry to the victim’s residence. Entry was not gained and the listed property was missing from outside the residence.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, August 3
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time.  Meadowdale Library.  7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Details:  318-8778.

Summer Reading Storytime.  Chester Library.  11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Details:  748-6314.  Enon Library.  10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Details:  530-3403.

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group.  Chester Library.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte will be discussed.  Details:  748-6314.

Why a county administrator

During the height of the Great Depression, the General Assembly passed a bill to allow counties to hire what is called in current days a county administrator. Although initially, Chesterfield opted out, leaving the supervisors to deal with the everyday details of running the county’s government, such as contracts and hiring employees.

Justin's World: Enon teen’s unique journey through life

Like most teenagers, Justin George devours pizza and often neglects his dirty laundry or half-empty bags of Goldfish scattered throughout his bedroom – his electronic oasis is perfect, blissful order.

It’s about the money for local candidates

In southeastern Chesterfield, the campaigns for supervisor and School Board are beginning to take shape, especially when it comes to contributions. Candidates were required to make their financial reports for the second-quarter by July 15.

Families First celebrates reading

Families First, a program of Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services for first-time mothers, gathered with numerous families at Chuck E. Cheese’s recently to announce the winners of the Race for Literacy – a program encouraging parents to read to their children.