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Jaeckle HSR meetings draw crowd, but lack answers

Three neighbors huddled over a map showing a third rail being added along the CSX rail line in Chester. The Chester Station subdivision residents focused on a thin green line that ran adjacent to the existing rail line and through their backyards.

Supervisors unanimously deny landfill request

After a lengthy public hearing last week, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to deny a request from Shoosmith Bros. Inc. that would have allowed the company to bring out-of-state waste into the section of the landfill permitted in 1997.

Ground metal artist to exhibit at Chester Library

Local ground metal artist Steven Lloyd will be exhibiting at the Chester Library this month. His works will be on display throughout the month of September. An opening reception for Lloyd will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4. The event will be sponsored by the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation.

Area students compete in regional horse show

Area students Caitlin Schoemmell and Alia Fagerburg recently competed at the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships in Clemson, S.C., according to information from Julie Grimes. The two represented Classic Equestrians 4-H, led by Gaynor Hay and Andrea Gerhard.

Countdown to ChesterFest: The Chiggers to take stage at annual festival

Between stops at vendor booths and snack stands, ChesterFest attendees can take in performances from a host of entertainment acts, including The Chiggers, a Chester-based band.

No school left behind: More than 600 volunteers help fill void left by budget cuts

An area church sent out more than 600 volunteers to local schools on Saturday, Aug. 21, to complete projects that this year’s school budgets won’t cover.

Justin LaRue places in U.S. Kids World Golf Championships

Seven-year-old Justin LaRue loves making pars and birdies. At an age when most kids who try to hit a golf ball experience little success, Justin is accustomed to hitting it both long and straight. Last month, Justin competed in the U.S. Kids World Championships at the Mid-Pines Resort in Pinehurst, N.C.

Area golfer gets hole-in-one

The probability of a golfer, under normal circumstances, recording a hole-in-one during a playing career is extremely low. Yet, Colonial Heights Senior Golf Association members have recorded three this season – a phenomenal number.