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Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Chesterfield County News

Woman injured in Chesterfield fire
Posted: August 20, 2014

Chesterfield County authorities are trying to determine what sparked a house fire this afternoon that injured a woman and displaced three adults.

New athletic facilities boost Chesterfield sports tourism
Posted: August 20, 2014

Sports tourism had an economic impact of $21.8 million in the most recent fiscal year.

Construction to begin soon on Haley’s new Chevrolet dealership in Chesterfield
Posted: August 18, 2014

Doug Pridgen, president and majority owner of the multidealership company, said he hopes the dealership will be operational next spring. 

Chesterfield teachers help students not to fall behind
Posted: August 17, 2014

Bartilotti says kids living in poverty without access to books or the support at home often end up 2½ years behind by the fifth grade.

Chesterfield to discuss plan to widen Lucks Lane this week
Posted: August 16, 2014

A two-lane stretch of Lucks Lane in Chesterfield County is scheduled to be widened next year thanks to new funding that will allow transportation engineers to take on a slew of projects throughout the county.

James River cleanup scheduled for Sept. 13
Posted: August 16, 2014

The 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup will kick off a weeklong celebration of the James featuring educational events and activities.

Correction
Posted: August 16, 2014

The name of the Rev. Lowell Qualms, former pastor of Trinity Assembly of God, was misspelled in an article on Page B3 Friday about the sentencing of former youth minister Troy A. Mitten.

Chesterfield teachers prepare for release of Chromebooks
Posted: August 15, 2014

Thirteen middle school teachers began a summer lesson on Chesterfield County’s new Chromebooks by posing in front of the machines wearing bunny ears, hard hats and oversized sunglasses.

Midlothian 'whiz kids' featured on CNN.com
Posted: August 15, 2014

Students Samantha and Michelle Marquez from Midlothian are featured in a recent article on CNN.com, "These 8 whiz kids are the future of medicine".

Ex-corrections officer to serve 18 months in Chesterfield standoff
Posted: August 15, 2014

A former federal corrections officer who expressed sadness and shame for engaging Chesterfield County police with a shotgun last Thanksgiving during an alcohol- and prescription-drug-fueled confrontation will serve 18 months in jail for his “terri...

Army bomb-disposal winners to be named
Posted: August 15, 2014

FORT A.P. HILL — Three soldiers today will earn bragging rights as the Army’s best team in one of the world’s most dangerous jobs.

N.Y. man charged in I-295 Chesterfield crash
Posted: August 15, 2014

CHESTERFIELD — A New York man has been charged with reckless driving, driving without a license and marijuana possession after a four-vehicle crash that slowed Interstate 295 south in Chesterfield County on Thursday morning, Virginia State Police ...

Minister gets 3 years for relationships with teen girls
Posted: August 14, 2014

As a talented and engaging youth minister for Trinity Assembly of God in Chesterfield County, Troy A. Mitten had a gift when it came to nurturing the spiritual and emotional needs of the church’s young set.

Developer takes Boulevard stadium pitch to Chesterfield
Posted: August 13, 2014

The debate over a new ballpark for the Richmond Flying Squirrels moved to Chesterfield County for a day, but Richmond officials didn’t make the trip.

Chesterfield father pleads guilty in shaken-baby death of son
Posted: August 13, 2014

A Chesterfield County father pleaded guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter in the March 2013 killing of his 6-week-old son, who died 10 days after being violently shaken.

Marijuana use by Chesterfield 12th-graders higher than national average
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 11:20 pm

Chesterfield County high school seniors are using marijuana at a higher rate than other students across the country, according to a survey of students conducted earlier this year.

Chesterfield father pleads guilty in shaken-baby death of son
Posted: August 13, 2014

A young Chesterfield County father pleaded guilty today to voluntary manslaughter in the March 2013 killing of his 6-week-old son, who died 10 days after being violently shaken.

Chester brothers find new fun in fishing: reality TV
Posted: August 12, 2014

Jon and Jerry Harris are leaning over a boat in the Bahamas, slapping the sides and singing the same two lines in an effort to rustle up some sharks.

Career and technical center to open in Chesterfield
Posted: August 12, 2014

Chesterfield County’s new career and technical center will open this school year with 11 courses in the old Clover Hill High School building.

Sex-related charge dismissed against Facebook posting Marine
Posted: August 12, 2014

A Chesterfield County judge on Tuesday dismissed a charge of indecent liberties with a minor against a former Marine who was in the national spotlight two years ago when he was involuntarily detained in a psychiatric ward for posting anti-governme...

Richmond police announce arrest in Saturday homicide
Posted: August 11, 2014

Police have made an arrest in what they are calling the robbery-related shooting death of a man late Saturday night in South Richmond.

Ballfields becoming more accessible
Updated: August 11, 2014 - 10:55 pm

Tami Loving was still recovering from back surgery when she arrived at Meadowbrook High School five years ago to see her son start his first game as a pitcher.

Chesterfield school working to improve opportunities for Hispanic students
Posted: August 10, 2014

Chesterfield County’s Hispanic population has boomed in recent years, bringing a whole new set of residents who present a whole new set of challenges for some county services.

Chesterfield schools prepare to deploy 14,000 Chromebooks
Posted: August 09, 2014

More than 14,000 laptops are stacked neatly along the walls of a warehouse in South Richmond. Others sit open in rows 10 wide, a faint glow coming from each screen as they charge and get ready for school.

Chesterfield sets class on needs of young children
Posted: August 09, 2014

CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield County Prevention Services will present a program for parents who want to learn more about the basic needs of newborns to preschoolers.

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