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Henrico Police to participate in Drug Take Back Program

The Henrico County Police Division along with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in the nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Program. This event will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center at 7701 East Parham Rd.

The program is free and anonymous. Unused or expired pills and patches will be accepted – no questions asked. Liquids, needles and sharp items will not be accepted.
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Henrico Schools to host College and Career Night Nov. 1


Students of all ages are invited to investigate options for life after high school at Henrico County Public Schools’ 2017 College and Career Night. The annual countywide event offers a chance to talk with representatives of more than 100 universities, colleges and professional programs, as well as about 50 representatives of career options such as businesses and branches of the military.

College and Career Night will take place Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave.
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Business in brief


Henrico-based nonprofit Commonwealth Autism recently received the Standards for Excellence Institute’s Seal of Excellence for successfully completing its accreditation program. Commonwealth Autism voluntarily opened itself to analysis by a peer review team during the last 18 months that examined the organization’s compliance with the “Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.” These standards cover areas such as: mission, strategy and evaluation; leadership – board, staff and volunteers; legal compliance and ethics; finance and operations; resource development; and public awareness, engagement and advocacy. Commonwealth Autism was one of six organizations in the Richmond region to be recognized and the first in the region to achieve full accreditation. In addition to this accreditation, Commonwealth Autism is recognized as an Accredited Charity with the Richmond Better Business Bureau and holds accreditation from the Code of Ethics for Behavioral Organizations (COEBO).
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Glen Allen man to become state trooper


Cameron O'Neal Richardson of Glen Allen is one of 75 new troopers and special agent accountants who will join the Virginia State Police during the 123rd basic Session graduation ceremony Jan. 8 in Chesterfield. Richardson will be assigned to Accomack County.

“Law enforcement is one of the most honorable calls to service,” says Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “Why endure 28 weeks of a physical, emotional and demanding academic environment? It’s because the men and women who take this oath have a passion to protect their communities and understand what it means to sacrifice and serve.”
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Kroger hiring event planned Jan. 15


Kroger will host a job fair Friday, Jan. 15, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kroger Training Center, 2235 Staples Mill Road. The company is seeking to fill approximately 700 jobs in its stores in the Mid-Atlantic Division, with approximately 165 of those jobs being in the Richmond region.

The openings locally are for both full-time and part-time positions. Openings include general positions, such as cashier, and also in department specific roles, such as produce, meat/seafood, deli-bakery and others.
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Christmas tree recycling ends on Jan. 9


The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee and Henrico County Department of Public Utilities will accept Christmas trees for recycling into mulch through Saturday, Jan. 9.

The free service, which preserves landfill space and the environment, is available to Henrico residents only. Trees are being accepted at the following locations:

• Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road, in the lower parking lot;

• Eastern Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road, in the front parking lot;

• Springfield Road Public Use Area, 10600 Fords Country Lane, near Nuckols Road and Interstate 295; and

• Charles City Road Public Use Area, 2075 Charles City Road.
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