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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Teachers rally for public school funding

A crowd of more than 200 people chanted, “Senate stand firm!” as the last speaker stepped off the podium and into the swarm of Virginia Education Association members and supporters at a Capitol Square rally this week.

A new post office

The Chesterfield and Colonial Heights News-Journal reported on Feb. 27, 1964 that “word had reached the county from Washington, D.C. that plans had been completed to build a Federal Office Building in Chesterfield, in the western edge of Chester.”

Spell check

It took students representing grades five through eight 17 rounds of spelling words like “euphonious” and “reticulated” to determine the top speller during the annual Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPA) spelling championship.

School Board adopts Bible class text

The School Board last week unanimously adopted a text book for a high school elective course on the Bible.

County official appointed to state board

Debbie Burcham, director of Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services and executive director of the Chesterfield Community Service Board, has been appointed to the Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board by Gov. Bob McDonnell, according to information from the county.

Residents ask about impact of address changes

About 20 residents came out to Matoaca High School last week to hear more about a proposal that would give residents with Colonial Heights, Petersburg or Richmond addresses a Chesterfield address.

Sports for the mind

Outside the L.C. Bird High School gym on Saturday, Feb. 5, there were all the trappings of a typical sporting event: The loud cheering of the fans, the announcer’s steady broadcasting and the enticing aroma coming from the concession stand nearby.

Students focus on service at Bellwood

Whether it’s by collecting ChapStick for soldiers or selling candy grams to raise money for a classmate, the students and faculty at Bellwood Elementary School are always ready to lend a helping hand.