Chesterfield students rake in FBLA awards

Students from Meadowbrook, Matoaca and Thomas Dale high schools recently competed in a Future Business Leaders of America regional event at Dinwiddie High, according to information from Chesterfield County Public Schools. Chesterfield students won a total of 34 awards, and Matoaca High was recognized as having the largest local FBLA chapter.

Not quite a shad planking, but close

There’s a stretch of tranquility perched on the bank of one of the fingers of the James River in Chester. On a recent Saturday morning there, the sun was bright, the air crisp and the friendships warm as an annual fish fry featured camaraderie, history and catching-up, and conversations ran the gambit from business to family, religion and politics.

County expects application for substantial accord on new CMS use

A final hurdle likely remains to be cleared before the school system can use the Chester Middle School building to house Thomas Dale High School’s freshman class this fall.

Legal briefs: April 7, 2010

Ordinance amendments related to the definition of “kennel” and license taxes on kennels. The exercise of eminent domain for the acquisition of a temporary construction easement and permanent drainage and utility easements for the Happy Hill Road Improvement Project across property at 13835 Happy Hill Road. Ordinance amendments related to fees for adoption of sterilized animals and transfer of animals to animal rescue or humane societies.

Recycling program could be cut in half

A budget proposal presented last week would limit county curbside recycling service next year to users on this year’s highest-volume routes.

Another 100 CCPS jobs could be lost

The school system will have to cut an additional $10.5 million from its budget for fiscal 2011, which already includes $26.4 million in cuts and the elimination of nearly 200 jobs, officials said last week.

Chesterfield enters bid for Google Fiber

Chesterfield County has joined the hundreds of communities across the country seeking to be the trial location for Google Fiber, a proposed ultra-high speed broadband network, according to information from the county.

Fee increase would cover cost of sterilizing animals

The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing April 14 on a proposed fee increase for the adoption of spayed or neutered animals from the county animal shelter.