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December 7, 2014 - 11:00am

From Ukraine to Austria to America: Displaced by WWII, a local woman’s family crossed the Atlantic

As a child during World War II, Mary Palczynski was released from her Austrian school during an air raid. Allowing the children to disburse was standard practice so not all of them would be killed if a bomb hit the school, said Palczynski, a member of an Ukranian family displaced by the far-reaching conflict.

Gates Elementary takes third in online contest

O.B. Gates Elementary School came in third and earned $3,000 in a recent online contest to name America’s favorite school. Superintendent Marcus Newsome announced the results of the contest, sponsored by, at a press conference at Gates Elementary last week.

Police seek men who robbed Meadowbrook jewelry store

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to solve a robbery that occurred at Elsa’s Jewelry at 4010 Meadowdale Boulevard on Thursday, May 13.

Police Blotter: June 2, 2010

HUBAND AVE 5/23 Grindall Creek Park. Suspect/s stole a tiller from a lean-to shed at one residence and pushed it down the road where it was then abandoned. Suspect/s then cut the lock from a shed at another residence and stole property from inside.

Supervisors to hear substantial accord issue

The Board of Supervisors voted last week to hold a public hearing on June 23 on the Planning Commission’s recent finding that the conversion of Chester Middle School to a ninth-grade academy is in compliance with the comprehensive plan.

Only one candidate shows up for delegate debate in 27th District

What if they planned a debate and only one candidate showed up? One candidate would get to answer all the questions without argument. That’s what happened Tuesday, May 25, when the Chesterfield Business Council and the Chesterfield County Council of PTAs sponsored a debate between the two candidates running for the House of Delegates seat in the 27th District recently vacated by Sam Nixon.

Construction on American Family Fitness begins

It’s been just about a year since American Family Fitness was granted a zoning amendment to upfit the old Kroger Supermarket on South Chalkley Road adjacent to Walmart. Last week The Trent Corporation, a Richmond commercial contractor, began work on the project, removing debris from the building so construction could begin.

CCPS employees to receive one-time pay bump

The School Board last week unanimously approved using about $6.5 million in projected savings in the current fiscal year to fund one-time payouts to employees equal to 2 percent of their current salaries.