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Knights headed to state tournament after losing heartbreaker to Cosby

Knights star Ka’lia Johnson stood stoically with her head bowed while the national anthem played, knowing that her and the Knights would have to play their best game of the season to avenge last season’s loss to Cosby and cut down the nets as regional champions.

Victims abducted, assaulted and robbed

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and catch a group of Hispanic males who committed two robberies in the area of Jefferson Davis Highway. In both of the robberies, the victims were placed in a vehicle by force, abducted, assaulted and robbed of cash.

Police blotter

MARINA DR 2/24 Falling Creek Apartments. Suspect approached victim outside his apartment with the door open. Suspect stated he needed to enter the victim’s residence and was told he could not come in. Suspect forced his way inside the apartment, causing the victim to flee. A few minutes later suspect exited the apartment. At the time, nothing was reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, March 2
Winter Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes for Seniors. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or

Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 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).

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Details: 318-8778.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

Kaine considers running for Senate seat

Tim Kaine needs more time to think.

Jefferson and Mont Blanco

Maria Eppes, daughter of Thomas Jefferson, was unable to attend the inauguration of her father on March 4, 1801 because she was pregnant with her second child, Francis W. Eppes. Chesterfield residents were very proud of their connection with Jefferson who they had voted for overwhelmingly.

Local elders share life experiences

Last Friday, when a four-door sedan pulled up to a curb in Chester, a suited Mr. Howard H. Boisseau Sr., 87, quickened the pep in his walk just in time to help Mrs. Louise P. Friend, 96, as she exited the car. The two then quickly greeted each other in a warm, gentle embrace, before going their separate ways that sunny afternoon.

Comprehensive plan: CCA to look under the hood, CC planners will facilitate

What will Chesterfield look like in 20 years? Are there plans for new schools, fire stations or water supply within the next 10 years? Will someone be allowed to build an apartment building in that lot next to your house? These are some of the issues that are addressed in Chesterfield’s new countywide comprehensive plan.