What's Up: Upcoming Events

Registration for fall classes at JTCC begins July 12

Registration for fall 2010 classes at John Tyler Community College will begin July 12 and run through Aug. 20, according to information from the school. A complete list of classes may be found online at Students already enrolled at the college are encouraged to register online using the Student Information System found at

Annual Run for the Future is July 17

The Lucy Corr Foundation will sponsor a 5K Run for the Future on Saturday, July 17, at 8 a.m. at 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd., near the Chesterfield County government complex. Registration packet pick-up will begin at 7 a.m. The 5K Run for the Future includes a flat-loop course in the Courthouse area for runners, as well as a 2.5K scenic trail for walkers.

Good Guys in Sport: The heart and soul of Chester Middle

When asked to describe Geof LeSueur, a big smile spread across Sylvan Martin’s face. Her reply was a simple, “Awesome!” As I spoke to other past and present students this week at the Chester Recreation Pool, the sentiment was much the same.

Help police catch men who robbed Your Store

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to identify and catch two men who robbed Your Store at 740 Adkins Road on Thursday, May 20, at about 8:30 p.m.

Police Blotter

ALFALFA LN 6/26 Bellwood Maisonette Apartments. The victim said he was walking near the listed location when he noticed three subjects following him. As he turned toward them, one of the suspects cut his arm. The suspect and his associates then ran off.

Calendar of events

Chester area calendar of events from July 7, 2010 to July 15, 2010.

Reminiscence: Courthouse tales

There’s a common thread that connects one locale to others. Although roads allow us to travel between places, such as Chester and Courthouse and Beulah, they are not the real connection – it’s the people. As we’ve featured different folks in different areas for the Reminiscence series, we at the Village News have found that there’s a strong connection.

Thomas Dale grad intervenes in deadly shooting, is hospitalized

The parking lot outside of Pietro’s Italian Restaurant on Jefferson Davis Highway offered a much different scene Friday, June 25, following the Wednesday, June 23 murder of a woman and the heroic attempted intervention of a Thomas Dale High School graduate.