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Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Chesterfield County News

Two meat sellers charged with lying to Chesterfield police
Posted: August 22, 2014

Two men selling meat from a refrigerated van in Chesterfield County tried to cheat their employers out of cash by falsely claiming they had been robbed, Chesterfield police said this afternoon.

Developer sues Chesterfield County, supervisors over proffers
Posted: August 22, 2014

A developer whose application to build a 50-home subdivision off  Courthouse Road was denied last month has filed a federal lawsuit against Chesterfield County and the five members of its Board of Supervisors.

Capital investments grow in economic development announcements
Posted: August 21, 2014

About half of the new jobs drawn here by economic development efforts are tied to the Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., which will build a massive complex in Chesterfield County. 

Developer threatened lawsuit if project turned down over cash proffers
Posted: August 21, 2014

Viridis Development Corp., whose application to build a 50-home subdivision off of Courthouse Road was denied last month, threatened to sue Chesterfield County if its proposal was turned down.

Chesterfield County fair begins Friday
Posted: August 20, 2014

The Chesterfield County Fair begins its second hundred years Friday when gates open at the fairgrounds on Courthouse Road.

Lucks Lane widening worries some neighbors
Posted: August 20, 2014

A plan to widen Lucks Lane in Chesterfield County from two to four lanes has some area neighbors concerned that it would increase traffic on an already busy road and make it more dangerous.

Chesterfield’s Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt ranks No. 22 on Inc. 500 list of fast-growing companies
Posted: August 20, 2014

Chesterfield County-based Sweet Frog reported annual revenues last year of $34.4 million. 

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.

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.

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 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.

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