Twelve schools fail state ‘progress’ goals

Six of Chesterfield County’s 11 high schools fell short of achieving all state Annual Measurable Objectives on standardized tests during the 2011-12 school year, according to figures released last week by the Virginia Department of Education. L.C. Bird, Manchester, Meadowbrook, Monacan, Thomas Dale and Chesterfield Community high schools each had at least one demographic subgroup fail to reach the Annual […]

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Aid organization picks 2012 Christmas Mother

Lunsford is longtime volunteer

For Kathryn Lunsford, the holiday season is going to be more hectic than usual this year. Last week, Lunsford was formally introduced as 2012’s Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother, a title that brings a full calendar of civic club speeches, holiday parades, school visits and other special appearances through the end of the year. “It’s a privilege to serve,” Lunsford says. […]

Money tops list of legislative priorities


Looking ahead to the coming General Assembly session, the top three issues of concern to Chesterfield County are money, money and money. That was the gist of a presentation last week to the Board of Supervisors on the county’s 2013 Legislative Agenda by Mary Ann Curtin, director of intergovernmental relations. The county is dependent on the state government for a […]

Board seeks answers to final questions on comp plan


With the countdown to a final vote on the county’s long-awaited comprehensive plan getting down to its final days, the Board of Supervisors is still making changes and doublechecking some of the plan’s recommendations. Only eight residents showed up to comment at the board’s public hearing on the comp plan last week, and all of them voiced support for the […]

Event to offer info on health-care fraud

The Chesterfield Council on Aging and the Office of the Senior Advocate will host a presentation about health-care fraud on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9-10 a.m., at Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Randy Davis, community outreach coordinator with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, will explain what the attorney general is doing to […]

School Board starts formal review of its comp plan


While the years-long effort to revamp the county’s comprehensive plan has drawn a lot of attention, the public school system has been working for more than a year to draft its own comp plan. Last week, that plan – the Design for Excellence 2020 – got its first official public unveiling with a review by the School Board. At 380 […]

Senate candidates may speak at event

The Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce will host its fourth annual Legislative Reception and A Taste of Chesterfield in anticipation of the Nov. 6 elections. An invitation has been extended to U.S. Senate candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine, and both have tentatively accepted. The event will be held at the Sheraton Park South Hotel, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike, on Tuesday, […]

Haunting tours at Magnolia Grange

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, in partnership with Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, will present Haunted Lantern tours on Friday, Oct. 26, at historic Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Tours will be held on the hour at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. and will last about one hour. Discover the haunting history of Chesterfield. Take a guided tour […]

Forbes says 3 million jobs could be lost next year

Congressman Randy Forbes (R-4th) told a crowd at the Meadowbrook Country Club last week that the country could lose 3 million jobs next year because of partisan bickering in Washington. In a speech at the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon, Forbes predicted that 700,000 jobs would be lost if federal tax cuts expire in January. (Known as the Bush […]