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Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

Chesterfield County News

Group seeks to teach Hispanics about alcohol
Posted: July 26, 2014

SAFE, a nonprofit substance abuse prevention organization in Chesterfield County, is starting a service this week aimed at Hispanics.

Participants sought for seniors phone program
Posted: July 26, 2014

CHESTERFIELD The Chesterfield County Office of the Senior Advocate’s Telephone Reassurance Program is seeking seniors in the community to receive friendly phone calls from volunteers.

Clergy, laymen invited to seniors seminar
Posted: July 26, 2014

CHESTERFIELD The Chesterfield County Office of the Senior Advocate is offering a free workshop to leaders of the faith community and laymen who work with seniors.

Rains may have helped flush fuel after I-95 spill
Posted: July 25, 2014

Heavy rain Thursday evening made it difficult to gauge the environmental impact of a tanker crash on Interstate 95 that sent about 6,000 gallons of gasoline into Swift Creek near Colonial Heights.

Democrats to hold firehouse primary to fill Marsh's seat in Senate
Posted: July 25, 2014

Richmond-area Democrats will hold a firehouse primary on Aug. 9 to choose its nominee in the race to replace longtime Sen. Henry Marsh III, with two polling locations set up in each of the six localities that make up the 16th District.

Region gets needed rain, plus tornado warnings and a church fire
Posted: July 24, 2014

Lighting struck Swift Creek Baptist church Thursday evening, igniting a bookcase of hymnals and causing heavy damage to one room before firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Ex-employee convicted of embezzling from Va. Department of Health
Posted: July 24, 2014

A former Virginia Department of Health employee has been convicted of embezzlement by a public officer for stealing from the agency.

Army, VSU, Chesterfield trailblazer Jesse J. Mayes dies at 100
Posted: July 24, 2014

Jesse J. Mayes, the first black member of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors in modern times, an educator and a decorated soldier, has died.

Richmond makes progress in effort to be bike-friendly community
Posted: July 23, 2014

The Richmond region is poised to take off the training wheels and become a comfortable cycling community.

Seniors find friendships in county’s Telephone Reassurance Program
Posted: July 23, 2014

Theresa Walker has looked forward to her friend’s phone call every week for the past four years. They talk about their respective tomato and pepper gardens, as well as secrets to avoid the pesky mosquitoes.

Chesterfield supes will deliver prayers at meetings; also, proffers discussed
Posted: July 23, 2014

Chesterfield County supervisors will begin delivering prayers themselves at the start of their board meetings, changing a long-controversial policy that was criticized as unconstitutional in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Police seek information in knifepoint robbery
Posted: July 23, 2014

A Chesterfield cigarette store employee was bound at knifepoint Tuesday by a man who robbed the business of an undisclosed amount of cigarettes and cash, police said this morning.

Jesse J. Mayes, soldier, educator, elected official, dies at 100
Posted: July 23, 2014

Mr. Mayes was a trailblazer in the military, education and politics. He was the first black member of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors.

Chesterfield Planning Commission recommends against fee increase
Posted: July 22, 2014

The commission rejected a request by the board of supervisors to hike the fees, saying an increase could hurt home builders. 

Chesterfield planners working on design guidelines for developments
Posted: July 21, 2014

Chesterfield County planners are working to put together a set of guidelines that could change how neighborhoods in the county are designed for generations to come.

Block parties changing lives in Chesterfield
Posted: July 20, 2014

Residents of the Shady Hill mobile home park came out Sunday, as they do about once a month, for a block party promoting a community atmosphere in one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Chesterfield County.

Chesterfield officials travel to China, visit Tranlin site
Posted: July 19, 2014

Virginia in recent years has expanded its business ties with China, making the nation an important part of the state’s economy for investment and trade.

Scavenger hunt set in Chesterfield on Saturday
Posted: July 19, 2014

CHESTERFIELD The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a geocache hunt Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. on the historic Courthouse Green.

Henrico man sentenced to 20 years for Chesterfield Towne Center jeweler robbery
Posted: July 18, 2014

A Henrico man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison today for the Oct. 9 armed robbery of Prince Jeweler’s at Chesterfield Towne Center.

Chesterfield officials probe cause of house fire
Posted: July 17, 2014

CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield County fire officials were trying to determine what caused a fire early Thursday morning that started in a bathroom and caused smoke damage elsewhere in a one-story home in the 4600 block of Fitzroy Road.

Chesterfield official rebuts police quota reports
Posted: July 17, 2014

The Chesterfield County administrator dismissed recent reports that police are using a quota system for traffic stops and arrests.

Chesterfield’s ALR names doctor for insulin system
Posted: July 15, 2014

Chesterfield County-based ALR Technologies, a medical device company that provides remote monitoring and care facilitation for patients with chronic diseases, said Tuesday that online consultations for its new Insulin Dose Adjustment Consultation ...

Chesterfield police search for convenience store robber
Posted: July 14, 2014

Chesterfield County police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed the Circle K convenience store in the 2400 block of W. Hundred Road at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sister of missing Midlothian woman appeals to public for help
Posted: July 14, 2014

Yalitza Soba of Mebane, N.C., spoke to reporters outsider the home of her sister, Zulma L. Pabon, whose 27th birthday was Sunday.

Trade Names: Molly’s Bicycle Shop spinning forward
Posted: July 13, 2014

Louis Scheer wants Molly’s Bicycle Shop to be the bike store that does it all.

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