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In the Know: March 24, 2010

Liaison Committee to convene Monday, PRAC to meet, Final talk in CHS Winter Lecture Series set for Friday

Crowd makes case for libraries, schools

What the crowd at last week’s Dale District community budget meeting lacked in size it made up in passion, as several speakers offered emotional pleas for county or school programs headed for the chopping block.

Landfill request deferred to May, sign request withdrawn

The Planning Commission needs more information and time before considering a request from Shoosmith Bros. Inc., which has asked the county to lift three conditions placed on its landfill operations during its 1997 expansion.

County attorney to work for Prince George

Longtime Chesterfield County Attorney Steven L. Micas has announced his decision to retire effective June 11, according to a press release from the county. Micas will take a break before beginning his tenure as the county attorney for Prince George County, effective July 19.

Matko shooter sentenced

The convicted murderer of Chester boy Ryan A. Matko, who was 16 at the time of his death, has been sentenced. Detavis J. King, 18, appeared in court last week after his conviction for first-degree murder and felony firearm charges stemming from the fatal shooting of Matko on August 22, 2007.

Maggie Walker Debate Team brings home 4th straight state title

For the fourth year in a row, the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School debate team took first place in the statewide Virginia Catholic Forensic League tournament, which was held on Saturday, March 6.

Students work on professional show

At Thomas Dale High School, a group of Speciatly Center seniors have added the challenge of working on a professional theatre production to the already impressive list of responsibilities they juggle.

Register for kindergarten, pre-k on April 22

In Chesterfield County, April 22 is the date to register children to attend kindergarten or apply for a limited number of prekindergarten spots, according to information from the school system. The only exception is Robious Elementary School, which will hold kindergarten registration on April 29.