Henrico CASA seeks volunteers for training as child advocates


Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will offer a training program beginning Saturday, Sept. 23 for volunteers who would work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.

The free, 14-session training course will include classes at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. A swearing-in ceremony will follow Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
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McEachin’s Education Task Force to host education forum


U.S. Congressman A. Donald McEachin (Virginia - Fourth District) Aug. 12 will host the “Know Your Rights: Parent Power” education forum to bring education advocates and professionals together to help inform parents about their rights, resources and services available to them and their students.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby Street in Richmond.
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Hinson considered seeking Brookland seat in special election


AUG. 8, 11:15 A.M. – Interim Brookland District Supervisor Harvey Hinson considered entering the November special election for the final two years of the term of late supervisor Dick Glover but recently decided against it, he told the Citizen Monday.

Following Glover's death in February, the other four board members appointed Hinson (a retired Henrico deputy county manager who spent nearly 47 years as a county employee) to fill the seat until a special election could be called.
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School Board’s Cooper arrested, charged with DUI


Henrico County School Board member Roscoe Cooper III, the board's representative from the Fairfield District and its vice chairman, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence during the early morning hours of Aug. 5.

Cooper, 43, was charged after police pulled him over near the Gaskins Road exit on I-64.
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Henrico Extension to offer water-testing clinic for residents on private wells


The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will, for the first time, offer a three-part clinic to help residents test their private wells, springs and cisterns for potentially dangerous levels of contaminants.

A meeting to distribute testing kits and to provide an overview of the Well Water Testing Clinic will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Avenue.
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Herring announces military, veteran legal resource guide


Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring today launched the Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide, a new tool to help Virginia servicemembers, military families and veterans utilize the unique legal protections, rights and resources available to them under the law.

Volunteer attorneys from the Office of Attorney General spent more than a year developing the new guide, which is available at http://www.VaMilGuide.com and will be distributed in hard copy and electronically in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, veterans' service organizations and others.
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Henrico earns VACo awards for 4 programs


Henrico County general government departments and offices, as well as Henrico County Public Schools, recently were honored by the Virginia Association of Counties for four initiatives representing excellence in local services.

VACo recognized 17 programs in its 2017 Achievement Awards competition among 79 entries submitted by member counties across the state. Henrico and Chesterfield counties collected four awards apiece, more than any other county.
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Henrico County creates fraud-reporting hotline


Henrico County officials have established a new fraud-reporting telephone hotline – (804) 501-4100, as a complement to the county's existing website, Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse. The telephone line and online resources are operated by Henrico's Office of Internal Audit and provide a confidential means for citizens or employees to report concerns about general government operations, anonymously, if desired.
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County streamlining, expanding some GRTC routes in Henrico


Some of Henrico County’s busiest GRTC bus routes will expand to include weekend service and will be regularly scheduled in 30- or 60-minute intervals, a Henrico Department of Public Works official told the county's Board of Supervisors earlier this month.

“This is about optimizing routes,” County Manager John Vithoulkas said.
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New utility services number for metro area

Richmond city, Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover county natural gas customers have a new number to call for their utility services.

The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities has replaced its old number, (804) 646-7000 as well as 311, with it's new number, (804) 646-4646 for all calls relating to utilities. Utilities include natural gas, water, sewer, storm-water and electric street-lighting.
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Airborne officers play key role in enforcement

Members of the Henrico Citizens Police Academy Alumni (pictured) got a rare peek at the “high” side of law enforcement recently, with a trip to the Metro Aviation Hangar adjacent to Richmond International Airport.

About 25 academy alumni gathered at the hangar July 11 to hear Officer Shaun McCarthy describe a typical day aloft - and some not so typical – in a Cessna owned by the Metro Aviation Unit.
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Keep Henrico Beautiful honors Land Lovers, Clean Business award winners

Five residents and five businesses recently received the 2017 Keep Henrico Beautiful Land Lover and Clean Business awards.

The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee chose residential and business properties that are nicely landscaped and maintained. This year marked the 22nd year of the awards program.
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Henrico to hold Aug. 3 community workshop on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill Study

The Henrico County Planning Department will hold a community workshop Thursday, Aug. 3 for residents and other members of the public to provide input for a study of the Route 5 corridor and Marion Hill areas. It will be the second such workshop held this summer to gather input.
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“Made in Henrico” video showcases county manufacturers


Did you know that ChapStick lip balm, Chips Ahoy! cookies and Robitussin cough syrup are all made in Henrico County?

Those and other familiar products – and the companies that produce them – are featured in Made in Henrico: : A Look Inside the County’s Manufacturing Sector, a recent Henrico County Television program produced by Ryan Eubank.
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CVWMA recycling rate climbs slightly to nearly 59 percent


Nearly 59 percent of waste generate in the metro Richmond region last year was recycled and kept out of local landfills, according to new data released by the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority.

The CVWMA's regional recycling rate for 2016 was 58.9 percent – one-tenth of one percent higher than in 2015 and its highest point in recent memory, according to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
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