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Commission recommends denial of Shoosmith landfill request

After more than a dozen residents shared concerns about the proposal last week, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended denial of a request from the Shoosmith Bros. Inc. landfill.

High-speed rail builds steam at public hearing

The dedicated rail line that will be constructed for high-speed rail will not directly affect Forest and Pamela Fenner’s home, but the resulting road construction needed to eliminate at-grade crossings will.

George Allen kicks off Tavern Talk

Former Virginia Gov. George Allen held a book signing for his recently published book What Washington Can Learn from the World of Sports as a prelude to Tavern Talk, the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia’s new fundraising project.

Forbes challenger opens three offices in district

Dr. Wynne LeGrow, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District, recently opened three campaign offices, according to a press release from his campaign. The offices are located in Petersburg, Emporia and Chesapeake.

Forbes announces job fair in Chesterfield

U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes will host a job fair with area businesses in Chesterfield County on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lloyd C. Bird High School, according to a press release. The job fair is free and open to all constituents who are interested in learning about available jobs with area businesses.

August library artist announced

Local artist Marti Fann will be exhibiting at the Chester Library in August. Recent Works, a collection of mixed media paintings, will be on display Aug. 7-31.

Community steps up to help Chester sisters

Offers of aid for Chester sisters Cherry, Hanna, Vanessa and Molly Parker are still rolling in, and volunteers organizing the effort hope the help keeps coming.

Local students earn scholarships at VT

John-Charles Holmes, of Chester, and Caroline Moon, of Chesterfield, earned the Pamplin Leader Award from Virginia Tech. The award comes with a $1,000 tuition scholarship and the opportunity to apply for the Pamplin Scholar award, a merit-based scholarship equal to tuition and fees for four years at Virginia Tech, the following year, according to information from the school.