One of the first things accomplished during the preparation of a plan as large as Chesterfield’s comprehensive plan is a vision statement. The vision guides the rest of the planning process.
With its quick strikes and slow, agonizing submission holds, mixed martial arts is not a sport for the faint of heart. But, the stamina it demands from its fans pales in comparison to the extreme dedication required of its fighters, two of whom call Chester home.
The county government needs to apply the same level of scrutiny to its budget that the Board of Supervisors has asked the school system to apply to its spending plan, Supervisors Chairman Dan Gecker said last week.
Matoaca, Elizabeth Davis and Salem Church have all advanced to quarterfinal play in the 2010 CCPS Middle School Basketball Tournament by virtue of first round victories last Thursday. They join the Falling Creek Panthers, who earned a first-round bye with their 11-1 regular season record.
JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY 1/24 Martha Kay Motel. Suspect gave the victim a ride to her motel room and then asked to come inside. Once inside, the suspect assaulted her. One of the victim’s neighbors observed the suspect attack the victim, which caused the suspect to flee. Officers located the suspect, taking him into custody.
Chesterfield County Public School Superintendent Marcus Newsome’s proposed budget, which includes the elimination of 225 instructional positions, drew reactions from throughout the community last week.
“When I walked down the street it was like relatives were falling out of the trees,” said Mary Byrd Micou Martin of her childhood in Chester. Martin and her brother Chip Micou share a lineage that includes many Chester notables, including the founding members of the first Chester Library, public school, woman’s club, garden club and the Chester Baptist Church, among others.
“The only thing better than running club meeting once a week would be if we met twice a week,” exclaimed seventh grader Emily Johnson. Johnson is one of a gym-full of Chester Middle School students who meet each Wednesday during the winter months.