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Thomas Dale Girls, Community Boys come up short in States

Ka’lia Johnson’s high school career came to end last Saturday as the Lady Knights fell by the slim margin of five points, 70-65. The defeat came at the hands of Forest Hill High School (Woodbridge, VA) in the quarterfinals of the VHSL girl’s state tournament.

Johnston volleyball player of the week

Bradley Johnston, a graduate of Thomas Dale in 2009 was voted Lindenwood University player of the week and NAIA National player of the week for volleyball (NCAA Division I-II). He is also on the fall semester dean’s list at Lindenwood. Bradley was 2009 state player of the year and state champion with Thomas Dale in 2008.

White to attend CNU

Adam White, a Thomas Dale High School senior, is a 6’1”, 240 lb. center who earned Second Team All-District honors as the Man in the Middle after helping the Knights capture the AAA Division Six State Championship in 2009.

Goodman & Company announces Chester promotion

Goodman & Company, LLP, one of the region’s largest certified public accounting firms, recently announced a promotion in its Chester office, according to information from the company.

Jacobs honored for 19th straight year

James A. Jacobs, ChFC, CLU, of Chesterfield, was named the AXA Equitable Virginia Branch Associate of the Year for the 19th consecutive year.

Bank welcomes new VP

Bank of McKenney recently welcomed Justin Ingram as vice president and commercial loan officer, according to information from the business.

Local wound specialist awarded certification

Karan Prakash, MD, MS, FAAOS of the Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Wound Healing Center in Petersburg, is board-certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, according to information from SRMC.

Brenco continues to add to its ranks

Brenco, which is part of Amsted Industries Incorporated and a manufacturer of tapered roller bearings for the railroad industry, has hired more than 45 new employees since November, according to information from the company. 20 openings remain with the company and another increase in production may soon bring many more openings.