Henrico County VA

Police Host Fall Awards Ceremony

The Henrico County Division of Police honored a number of its own and several members of the community during its Fall Awards Ceremony, held Oct. 18.

Award recipients were: Certificate of Merit – Thomas C. Banks; Steven Guthrie; John Hughes; Todd Jones; Jon Lumpkin; Joyce B. Salmon; Certificate of Appreciation – Communications Supervisor Brenda J. Davis (retired); Communications Supervisor Joan C. Swisher; Officer Renaldo R. Arjona; Officer Gary A. Brookman; Officer Barry K. Clark; Officer David L. Henry; Officer Robert S. Johnson; Officer Lisa M. Kusmin; Officer Michael H. Mack; Officer Debra C. Oaks; Officer Scott C. Phillips; Officer Jason L. Powers; Officer Colin L Rooney; Officer John H. Waters; Communications Officer Jeffory S. Ashworth; Communications Officer Laura M. Gaskell; Communications Officer Teresa N. Gordon; Communications Officer Robert D. Nevin; Meritorious Unit Award – Internal Affairs Unit; Lt. Russell E. Hockaday; Sgt. Christopher J. Eley; Investigator Bridget J. Cease; Inv. William J. Fisher; Lifesaving Award – Sgt. Robert D. Wershbale; Officer Casey L. Zets; Silver Star – Sgt. George S. Russell, Jr.; and Officer Kevin E. Pridemore.

More cyclists on the way

Riders to pass through county on East Coast Greenway tour
From October 4-9, 35 cyclists will be riding through Henrico County as part of a 325-mile tour of the East Coast Greenway (ECG) route from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Raleigh, NC.

A 2,900-mile trail route that extends from the Canadian border at Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, The East Coast Greenway is heading into its 25th year. The Week A Year (WAY) Tour is an annual ride and fundraiser that has been working its way south since the first WAY Tour launched from Calais, Maine in 2011. Riders cover a different section of the Greenway each year and are on target to complete the route in Key West in 2019. > Read more.

Henrico woman wins $1M in Va. Lottery game

When Amanda Spiller of Henrico saw that she’d won the $1 million prize in the Virginia Lottery’s $100 Million Cash Extravaganza game, it didn’t immediately sink in.

“I was in shock. . . complete shock,” she said. “I had to double and triple check.”

She bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 2750 Hungary Spring Road in Henrico. She had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes. She chose the cash option. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.


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