Wanted: Midlothian supervisor County seeks replacement following Barber resignation

  Barber The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors plans to appoint someone to replace former Midlothian Supervisor Ed Barber on July 26. Only registered voters living in the Midlothian District qualify to hold the seat. Potential candidates are asked to submit an application, resume, statement of why he/she wishes to serve and any letters of support by 5 p.m. on July […]


Master Officer C.E. Gibson, of the Chesterfield Police Department, tries out “Lidar,” a new handheld radar device that can detect the speed of a vehicle up to 6,000 feet away. The department recently purchased six of these devices using grant funding.

New group home going to Courthouse Road

Will serve at-risk adolescent boys

  A new group home will open on Courthouse Road a few blocks south of Hull Street Road by the end of the year. If all goes as expected, Intercept Youth Services, the owner of the home, predicts its neighbors will hardly know it’s there. Intercept usually owns or lease/purchases a group home of about 3,000 square feet and remodels […]

leaders come out about gays and the Episcopal Church

  Custer Local church leaders have mixed reactions to a U.S. Episcopal Church resolution that urges bishops and diocesan committees to refrain from electing additional homosexual bishops. Adopted during the Episcopal Church’s general convention earlier this month, the resolution calls for restraint "by not consenting to the consecration of any candidate [for bishop] whose manner of life presents a challenge […]

Commission reviews zoning

Senior housing, water quality top the agenda

  Turner The Chesterfield Planning Commission will try to formulate answers to several important issues next week before a final resolution by the Board of Supervisors. Most of the issues will be discussed during a commission work session at 12:30 p.m. on July 18 in Room 502 of the Administration Building. Age-restricted housing County planners and the commission favor changes […]


New assistant editor named

  Donna C. Gregory has been named the assistant editor for the Chesterfield Observer. She is the winner of several journalistic awards from the Virginia Press Association and served as the newspaper’s editor for its women’s section from 2002-05. The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors made these reappointments: Judge Frederick G. Rockwell, Judge Thomas L. Murphey, William W. Davenport, Brad Peebles, […]

Chesterfield delegation travels to Gravesham, England

Twinning relationship could lead to more county tourism

  A delegation from Gravesham, England, visited Chesterfield County last December. Dennis Farmer (center), acting director of Henricus Historical Park, talked with the delegation and county officials during that visit. A delegation from Chesterfield is in Gravesham this week as part of a special twinning relationship between the two locales. A delegation of county officials and school students arrived in […]

Brother-sister dance their way to Las Vegas this week

Eleven-year-old Kristen Coker and her brother Patrick, 13, may be much younger than the usual Las Vegas crowd, but they still dream of winning big. This week, Kristen and Patrick are dancing their way through the Dance Educators of America National Competition in Las Vegas after their win as a brother-sister duo at the April regional competition in Richmond, where […]

Living with Joshua

  Three-year old Joshua Lemacks is the inspiration behind Mended Little Hearts, a support group for families who are raising a child with a congenital heart defect or heart disease. His parents, Jodi and Mark, founded the group after Joshua was born with an underdeveloped left heart ventricle. Jodi and Mark Lemacks and their three sons are a busy family. […]


Chesterfield police search for suspect in stabbing

  Chesterfield police are seeking information that might lead to the arrest of a suspect in a stabbing incident on July 1. At 9 p.m., the victim exited his vehicle in the 15800 block of Timberline Drive and had a verbal and physical confrontation with the suspect who stabbed him several times. Information may be left anonymously with the police […]