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Investigation into domestic-related shooting continues

Chesterfield County Police continue to investigate what appears to be an attempted murder and suicide that occurred in the 11200 block of Heathstead Road on June 26.

VSU expertise aids world’s newest country

Virginia State University has been awarded a $1.47 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to share the university’s Cooperative Extension mission with two universities in Southern Sudan, which is to become an independent country in July 2011.

Group offers survivors of domestic violence support

Chesterfield County Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center hosts a free, on-going support group for survivors of domestic and sexual violence on Wednesdays, 1p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Man of the year

The Chester Business Association (CBA) honored one of the community’s biggest fans recently when its members presented Dr. Joseph C. “Joe” Hillier, dentist, businessman and former Chester resident, with the group’s 2011 Snead-Stebbins Businessperson of the year award.

Meadowbrook player first in Chesterfield to be drafted by NBA

For some, change happens overnight. For Meadowbrook and University of Richmond graduate Justin Harper, he got to watch his life change on television.

Local school bus driver is Virginia champ

or the second year in a row, Leslie Alderman, shown above, is Virginia’s best school bus driver.

Voluntary water restrictions initiated in Chesterfield

In response to requests by the Appomattox River Water Authority, the Chesterfield County Department of Utilities is asking its customers to voluntarily conserve water by:

Planning commission recommends new policy for EMC signs

During last week’s public hearing on electronic message center (EMC) signs, the Chesterfield County Planning Commission strayed from its own recommendation and adopted the county staff’s proposal with the exception of the distance the signs can be from one another and from residential dwellings. The staff gave a range on the time limit on individual messages.