Baker ES to remain closed until fall


Baker Elementary School students will complete the 2016-17 school year at other locations and will return to a restored building in fall 2017, school leaders have decided.

The decision was made in order to provide ample time for repairs to be completed at the fire-damaged school and to avoid additional interruptions to instructional time.
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Henrico Police arrest 2 Georgia men in connection with January murder


Henrico Police have arrested and charged two Georgia men with first-degree murder in connection with the Jan. 18 murder of 36-year-old Lamont Cornelius Baldwin in the 1200 block of Dominion Townes Terrace.

Antonio Tyrone Johnson (above, left) and Santonio Rodrigus Brown (above, right), both 24 and both of Atlanta, were charged. Johnson also was charged with use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon.
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Man struck and killed in western Henrico hit-and-run

A 24-year-old man died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in western Henrico April 23.

The victim, Emmanuel Isaiah DeJesus, was found lying on the side of the roadway at about 10:25 p.m., April 23 near Patterson Avenue and Palace Way. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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Business in brief


Bremo Pharmacy, located at 2024 Staples Mill Rd. in Henrico, will offer free heart disease risk factor screenings in January, February and March. A pharmacist will measure blood pressure, review lifestyle and family history, assess current medications and help set goals for 2017. Call (804) 288-8361 ext. 120 to schedule an appointment.
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Reynolds’ ‘Preview Day’ scheduled for Jan. 7


Reynolds Community College will host "Preview Day" on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Lipman Auditorium of the Massey Library and Technology Center on the college’s Parham Road Campus, 1651 E. Parham Road.

Preview Day is an opportunity for prospective students to apply to the college, take placement tests, meet with an advisor, learn about scholarships and financial aid and register for spring semester classes. Students also will have the opportunity to speak with university transfer admissions specialists about transferring from Reynolds to a four-year institution. The four-year college representatives at Preview Day will serve on a panel and later speak with students directly about the transfer process to their prospective institutions.
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Stitching group donates to group home for children


A Glen Allen organization is making the holidays a little brighter for some children in need.

Stitchers for a Cause, a Glen Allen-based organization, recently made 45 quilts that will be donated to the residents of Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services for Christmas. Jackson-Feild Homes is a behavioral health organization serving children with severe emotional disorders. The program is located in Jarratt, but most of its residents are from the Richmond region.
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Henrico Police seek robbery suspect


Henrico Police are seeking a man who robbed a retail food store on East Laburnum Avenue shortly after noon Dec. 19.

The man (pictured) entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded currency. After he received it, he fled on foot. The man is described as a black male, approximately 25 to 30 years old, 5 foot 5 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was last seen running through the parking lot of the convenience store across the street.

The suspect was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and a black stocking hat.
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Henrico offices, facilities to operate on holiday schedules


Henrico County offices and facilities will operate on special holiday schedules this week and next week.

The county's Western and Eastern Government centers, all county offices, libraries and recreation centers will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 1 through Monday, Jan. 2.

Springfield Road and Charles City Road Public Use areas will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 1.
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Henrico wins one of six inaugural energy efficiency awards


Henrico County won the "local government" category in the inaugural Virginia Energy Efficiency Awards in Richmond last month.

The awards, presented by the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, were designed to showcase (and recognize) businesses, governments, schools and other organizations that save money on energy expenses while reducing energy consumption and stimulating job growth.
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Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services earns three-year accreditation


Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services this month earned accreditation for three years from CARF International following an extensive review of the agency and its programs and services.

MH/DS received its sixth consecutive three-year accreditation, the strongest possible endorsement of compliance with CARF standards. The accreditation extends through November 2019. CARF, founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is an independent, nonprofit organization that works with health and human service providers to assess and improve the quality of their services based on internationally recognized organizational and program standards.
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Henrico County property transactions, Dec. 5-11


A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

5311 Libbie Mill West Boulevard – $71,573 (vacant site), from Midtown Land Partners LLC to LM Townhomes 1 LLC.
5303 Libbie Mill West Boulevard – $71,573 (vacant site), from Midtown Land Partners LLC to LM Townhomes 1 LLC.
5307 Libbie Mill West Boulevard – $71,573 (vacant site), from Midtown Land Partners LLC to LM Townhomes 1 LLC.
5100 Monument Avenue, #712 – $82,000, 470 SF (built in 1961), from Mary L. Dooley to Mark A. and Judith A. McCallum.
1 West McClellan Street – $100,000, 898 SF (built in 1948), from Marguerite E. Hubbard Life Int. to Lawrence Medlin.
6349 Dawnfield Lane – $115,800, 1,932 SF (built in 1999), from Patricia Whitaker to Federal National Mortgage Association.
718 Wilmer Avenue – $122,000, 1,146 SF (built in 1968), from Donald D. and L. W. Nicholson to Hoa N. Truong.
8440 Shannon Green Court – $129,900, 1,120 SF (built in 1983), from Charles J. Long, Jr. and D. W. Long to Latoya Monique Hocker.
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No holiday delay for CVWMA recycling collections


CVWMA residential recycling collections will be on regular collection schedule on Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. Recycling-accepted items from holiday celebrations is encouraged, and customers should break down gift boxes and cardboard.

All CVWMA recyclers should place containers out for recycling on their scheduled days by 7 am.
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Christmas Eve services planned

The following churches in Henrico County are among those that will hold Christmas Eve services Dec. 24: Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Ave. – 4 p.m. (family), 6 p.m. (modern), 8:30 p.m. (traditional) and 11 p.m. (traditional); Welborne United Methodist Church, 920 Maybeury Dr. – 5 p.m. (family) and 8 p.m. (traditional); River Road Church Baptist, 8000 River Rd. – 4 p.m. and 11 p.m.; Oak Hall Baptist Church, 1877 Old Hanover Rd. – 4:30 p.m.; St. John’s Catholic Church, 813 W. Nine Mile Rd. – 5:30 p.m.; Highland Springs United Methodist Church, 22 N. Holly Ave. – 7 p.m.; Battery Park Christian Church, 4201 Brook Rd. – 7 p.m.;
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Henrico teacher among Census Bureau program content creators


Montrose Elementary School teacher Emily McMillen is among a select group of teachers chosen to create content for a newly updated U.S. Census Bureau program called Statistics in Schools.

In September, the U.S. Census Bureau unveiled the revised program (available at census.gov/schools) for K-12 teachers and students.

It offers free, classroom-ready geography, history/social studies, math and sociology activities and resources that incorporate current and historical data to help students understand real-world applications of statistics.
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Human trafficking shelter to open next month


Central Virginia's first shelter for human trafficking victims – the result of a medical-nonprofit partnership – will open in the region next month.

During an event last week (pictured), Bon Secours Richmond Health System and Henrico-based Safe Harbor (a shelter and service organization for victims of abuse) formally announced plans to open the Central Virginia Emergency Shelter for Human Trafficking Victims.

The facility's primary service territory will be Henrico County, though victims from throughout the region may be referred to it. It will be equipped to house as many as 15 victims at a time.
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