2007-08-29 / News


County appoints Magnolia Green planning board

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors has appointed Art Heinz of Heinz Insurance; Debi Girvin of Shamin Hotels; Mac Bullock of; Buddy Whitfield of IBM; and Manuel

Flores, retired Brigadier General, to serve on the Lower Magnolia Green Community Development Authority Board. The independent board will oversee the financial duties of road improvements on Otterdale and Woolridge roads paid for by property owners in Magnolia Green. Chesterfield and the developer signed an agreement earlier this year.

In other announcements:

Sonic has opened its first Midlothian drivein at 13900 Raised Antler Circle with skating carhops. The franchise group owner is John Platten.

Vocelli Pizza recently opened in the Oxbridge Shopping Center on Hull Street Road under the ownership of John Iacunato, who plans to open nine more locations in the next three years. The Web site is

Chesterfield resident Meg Garrahan and her sister, Janet, have started a new weekend fitness boot camp for adults called Beachfront Boot Camp. The Web site is

PrecisionIR Group, a worldwide provider of web-based communication solutions and online investor relations services, has purchased Vodium, a streaming media communications company based in Washington, D.C.

William "Chip" Potter, controller of Lumberg Automation in Midlothian, was one of five nominees for the Virginia Business 2007 CFO of the Year Award in the Small Private Companies category as reported in the July 2007 issue of Virginia Business magazine.

Major Warner Williams has retired after 27 years of service in the Chesterfield Police Department. During his first year with the department in 1980, he was selected as "Rookie of the Year."

Firefighter Kevin Goins has retired after 30 years from the Chesterfield Fire and EMS Department.

Douglas Hanky is retiring Sept. 1 from the Chesterfield Medical Services Department as a firefighter after 27 years of service.

J. Kirk Seither retired Aug. 1 as a firefighter specialist from the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department after 25 years.

William F. Moss has retired from the Utilities Department after 30 years.

Sandra W. Coleman is retiring from the Commissioner of Revenue Office after 28 years.

Chesterfield County has received eight achievement awards from the National Association of Counties and 11 awards from the National Association of County Information Officers.

Janet Hall (Matoaca District) and Mark D. Waitkus (Bermuda District) have been appointed to the Youth Services Citizen Board for three years. Also representing Bermuda District, Christian Garland of Thomas Dale High School has been appointed for a oneyear term.

Charles J. Kehoe, the first-ever director of Virginia's Department of Youth and Family Services, was given the prestigious E.R. Cass Award by the American Correctional Association. The award is presented annually to the most dedicated persons in the field of corrections. Kehoe is currently vice president of marketing and communications for G4S Youth Services, LLC in Richmond where he develops prospects for the management and operation of juvenile correctional facilities.

Joshua Phillip Logan Williamson (Troop 879) and Max William Hrank (Troop 800) have attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

Midlothian residents Lindsey and Zachary Stevens and Rachel Murphy-Weast recently helped the law firm of Christian & Barton assemble 160 backpacks filled with school supplies for the YMCA's Bright Beginnings Program.

Michelle Raymond, of Chester, was recently selected for the ODAC All-Academic Team during the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Raymond is a student at Sweet Briar College and former graduate of Thomas Dale High School.

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