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December 7, 2014 - 11:00am

Good Guys in Sport: Ken Oxendine

Ken Oxendine was and is an ox. Starring on the gridiron at Thomas Dale, he went on to greatness at Virginia Tech and then enjoyed a career in the NFL. Always humble in his success, he has remained close to his Chester roots. Oxendine, along with his brother, works tirelessly with area youth in an attempt to develop their full potential as student athletes.

Help police catch man who robbed a convenience store

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to identify and catch a young male who robbed the 7-Eleven at 9700 Jefferson Davis Highway on Sunday, April 18.

Police Blotter

MEADOWDALE BL 6/17 The victim was approached by the two suspects, one of whom he was acquainted with, and asked for a cigarette. The other suspect then displayed a handgun, as the suspect, recognized by the victim, demanded his property. The victim began to wrestle with the armed suspect. During the struggle, the gun discharged, slightly scraping the victim’s forehead. Both suspects then ran off.

Calendar: June 30, 2010

Chester area calendar of events from June 30, 2010 to July 8, 2010.

Quiet leadership: Snead-Stebbins award winner likes to stay behind the scenes.

Many developed communities as well as civic groups in the Chester area have been successful due to the quiet movements of the Chester Business Association (CBA) 2010 Snead-Stebbins Business Person of the Year recipient. Nearly 80 guests, that included members and guests of the CBA, honored W. Courtney Wells during their year-end picnic last Thursday for his service to the community through his business success, civic involvement and philanthropic contributions.

Shoosmith landfill case deferred to July 20

The Planning Commission voted last week to defer a request from Shoosmith Bros. Inc., but not before several residents took to the podium to share concerns about the request and complaints about the landfill’s odor.

Robinson wins 27th District seat

Republican Roxann Robinson has won a special election for former state Del. Sam Nixon’s open seat in the 27th House of Delegates District, according to unofficial election results on the Virginia State Board of Elections’ website.

What changes in Chesterfield County on July 1?

When Chesterfield’s next fiscal year begins on Thursday, July 1, a host of services will change as a result of decisions made earlier this year to balance the budget. The Board of Supervisors approved the $701.2 million fiscal 2011 general fund budget in April. At the time, Budget and Management Director Allan Carmody said the expenditures in the budget had been scaled back to be on par with 1995 levels. The spending plan includes the loss of approximately 150 full- and part-time employees.