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Chester men duel

President Ulysses S. Grant, on January 26, 1870, signed the act that allowed Virginia’s representatives to return to the U.S. Senate and House, thus ending Reconstruction in the Commonwealth.

Police investigate assault outside restaurant on Jeff Davis Highway

Chesterfield County Police are investigating the assault of three men that occurred Wednesday evening outside a local restaurant in the 16800 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, according to information from police.

Thieves take tax software

Three Chesterfield County Target stores experienced similar and unusual shopliftings, and police are seeking the suspects.

Police blotter

COLLEGE PARK AVE 1/16 College Park. The victim was inside the residence when a suspect broke a window out with a brick in an attempt to enter. The victim hit the panic alarm to alert police and the suspect fled the area.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, January 26
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Computer Class: Microsoft PowerPoint. 10:15 a.m. Central Library. Registration required. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 748-1603.

Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

Game On! 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.

Weekly Calendar

Wednesday, January 19
Bermuda District Community Meeting. 1:30 p.m. Bensley Community Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road. Residents can hear a Chesterfield County Committee on the Future report titled, Preparing Residents to Thrive in a Global Society.

School Board. 7 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY JANUARY 12 - CEA makes plea for wage increase 1980

This week, 30 years ago, teachers addressed the School Board pleading that their salaries at least keep up with inflation, which in 1980 was a staggering 14 percent. At the time, a starting teacher in Chesterfield County was paid $10,000 annually, and a seasoned educator earned $16,500. Chesterfield Education Association President Alan Loeffler, a teacher at Enon Elementary School, said the salary scale was designed for women and was low because it was thought of as simply a supplement to a husband’s salary.

Contest win fuels student’s passion for fashion

Dreams give way to goals at a surprisingly young age today. For Caroline Smith, a young girl who has a passion for fashion design, it was a teacher’s encouragement and parents providing a clear path that gave her an opportunity to set her dreams in motion.