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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.

Former CCPS director of community relations sues schools for age discrimination

Debra Marlow, former Director of Community Relations and Legislative Liaison for Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS), has filed a lawsuit in United States Eastern District Court alleging age discrimination by the Superintendent of Schools and the School Board. The suit, filed in January, was considered by United States District Court Judge Robert E. Payne just last week.

Robbers not friendly at Fast and Friendly

The Chesterfield County / Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and catch two men who robbed Fast and Friendly at 6249 Jefferson Davis Highway on Saturday, April 10 at about 7:50 p.m.

Police Blotter: June 23, 2010

CRICKLEWOOD DR 6/14 South Pointe Landing Apartments. The victim had just parked his vehicle and taken trash to the dumpster when one of the suspects approached, asking the time. As the victim reached into his pocked for his cell phone, the second suspect came up from behind and put a choke hold around the victim’s neck. Once the victim fell to the ground, the suspects took his property and walked off.