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Posted on: February 13, 2024

'32 Letters' chronicles teen's quest to become Angels' first African American bat boy

Author and Chesterfield resident Tony Atlas with his book, 32 Letters

In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in a Major League Baseball game when he made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Thirty years later, a 15-year-old from Riverside, California dreamed of breaking a color barrier of his own...

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Chesterfield on Point
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Through multifaceted strategy, Chesterfield aims to increase access to quality, affordable childcare

A parent obtains information at the Childcare Resource and Education Workshop

It’s the greatest act of trust a parent can make -- leaving their child in the care of someone else – but for many families in Chesterfield and across the U.S., securing quality childcare that fits their budget has become a monumental challenge.

The COVID-...

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Chesterfield on Point
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Virginia State University hosts Chesterfield's Black History Month Kickoff Celebration

Attendees enjoy dancing at 2024 Black History Month Kickoff

Chesterfield's 35th annual Black History Month Celebration kicked off last Saturday with a party at Virginia State University's Gateway Dining and Event Center. Attendees danced to music from the band Curv Appeal and DJ Chuck Stone, while Clover Hill Dist...

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Chesterfield on Point
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Getting to know you: Dale District Supervisor Jim Holland

Dale District Supervisor Jim Holland

Jim Holland was re-elected last November for a fifth four-year term on the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors. 

You can read his official county bio here.

Enjoy getting to know Jim a little better in this Q&A with Chesterfield's Department of Co...

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Chesterfield on Point
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Getting to know you: Matoaca District Supervisor Kevin Carroll

Matoaca District Supervisor Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll was re-elected last November for a second four-year term on the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors. 

You can read his official county bio here.

Enjoy getting to know Kevin a little better in this Q&A with Chesterfield's Department ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Community turns out in numbers to get first look at new Midlothian Library

County residents arrive Wednesday for the new Midlothian Library ribbon-cutting

Hundreds of enthusiastic Chesterfield residents joined county officials Wednesday morning for an event nearly two decades in the making: a ceremonial ribbon-cutting that marked the grand opening of the new Midlothian Library.

“The day has finally arrived –...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Getting to know you: Midlothian District Supervisor Mark Miller

Midlothian District Supervisor Mark Miller

Mark Miller won a special election in 2022 to become the Midlothian District's representative on the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors, then was elected last November for his first full four-year term. 

You can read his official county bio here.

En...

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Chesterfield on Point
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Getting to know you: Clover Hill District Supervisor Jessica Schneider

Clover Hill District Supervisor Jessica Schneider

Jessica Schneider was elected last November for a four-year term as the Clover Hill District's representative on the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors.

You can read her official county bio here.

Enjoy getting to know Jessica a little better in this Q&A ...

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Chesterfield on Point
Posted on: January 29, 2024

Getting to know you: Bermuda District Supervisor Jim Ingle

Bermuda District Supervisor Jim Ingle

Jim Ingle was re-elected last November for a second four-year term as the Bermuda District's representative on the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors.

You can read his official county bio here.

Enjoy getting to know Jim a little better in this Q&A with C...

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Chesterfield on Point
Posted on: January 29, 2024

With StratIS, Chesterfield is making more informed, data-driven decisions about school construction

A child and parent look at the floor plan of Chesterfield's new West Area Middle School

A child and parent look at the floor plan of Chesterfield's new West Area Middle School during a groundbreaking ceremony last year.

Projecting public school enrollment in a large, vibrant community is never going to be an exact science, but with technologi...

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Chesterfield on Point
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Board of Supervisors Roundup

BOS Roundup Graphic

In case you missed the Jan. 24 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s work session and business meeting: 

MOVING FORWARD ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

The board authorized county staff to proceed with a series of...

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Chesterfield on Point
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Hilliard's selection as Fulbright Specialist opens door to valuable learning experiences abroad

Bailey Hilliard, manager of inmate rehabilitation programs for the county jail

For Bailey Hilliard, it was the ultimate YOLO – you only live once – moment.

Hilliard, manager of inmate rehabilitation programs for the Chesterfield County Jail’s HARP program, had no expectations of being selected when she applied last year to participat...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Wind, flurries can't dampen spirits at groundbreaking for new A.M. Davis Elementary

A child shovels dirt following a groundbreaking for the new A.M. Davis Elementary

On a blustery afternoon that featured a few snow flurries, a large contingent of teachers, staff, students and community members came together with county and school officials Friday to break ground on the new A.M. Davis Elementary School.

Chesterfield’s f...

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Chesterfield on Point
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Human trafficking: What it is, what it isn't and red flags to look for

Chesterfield Police Master Officer B.T. Lewis

Chesterfield Police Master Officer B.T. Lewis

When you hear the term “human trafficking,” what do you think of?

For most people, it’s the plotline from the Liam Neeson film “Taken”: Two young women are abducted during a European vacation, held against their...

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Chesterfield on Point
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Petroski, Sloan chosen to lead Chesterfield Planning Commission in 2024

Members of the Chesterfield Planning Commission

Frank Petroski (right) and Gib Sloan, chair and vice chair of the Chesterfield Planning Commission

The Chesterfield Planning Commission held its first meeting of 2024 on Tuesday, electing Frank Petroski (Midlothian District) and Gib Sloan (Bermuda District...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Despite wet winter, Otterdale Road drainage improvements passed test from Tuesday's storm

Otterdale Road crossing at Horsepen Creek

Otterdale Road crossing at Otterdale Branch

In the aftermath of the historic August 2020 storm that dumped more than 10 inches of rain on Chesterfield over a 24-hour period and caused extensive flooding along Otterdale Road, the Board of Supervisors approv...

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Chesterfield on Point
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Meet the bus: GRTC hosts community event in Chesterfield prior to launch of expanded Route 1A

GRTC bus driver Sean Tabb Sr.

GRTC will extend Route 1A from Richmond into Chesterfield next week, marking a significant collaboration between GRTC, the county government and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. This expansion will cover eight miles alon...

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Chesterfield on Point
Posted on: January 4, 2024

Holland, Miller elected to lead Board of Supervisors in 2024

Board of Supervisors Chair Jim Holland and Vice Chair Mark Miller

For the third time in his tenure as Dale District Supervisor, Jim Holland has been elected by his peers to serve as chair of the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors through the end of 2024.

Re-elected to a fifth four-year term on the county’s governing body ...

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