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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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Tuckahoe meeting Sept. 7 to focus on technology

Meeting will be streamed live on YouTube

Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon will lead a Tuckahoe Town Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7 to highlight how Henrico County is using technology to provide emergency information and to enhance the delivery of services.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive. Residents will be able to attend or watch via a live stream on YouTube.

Henrico has created a YouTube channel, available at http://youtube.com/watch?v=J0CtEWaDerw or by searching “Henrico County, Virginia channel,” to begin offering virtual town halls that will expand public access to meetings.
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September is Preparedness Month in Virginia


Virginia will recognize September as National Preparedness Month, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week. McAuliffe encouraged business owners, families and communities to make the preparations necessary in the event of an emergency.

“As the most historically active time for hurricane activity in our Commonwealth, September is the right month for Virginians across the Commonwealth to take precautions that could save their lives in an emergency situation,” Governor McAuliffe said. “Individuals, families and businesses should always be prepared in advance for natural disasters, accidents, and human-caused emergencies. The right equipment, quick reaction time, and the proper safety precautions are crucial in emergency situations and can make a life-saving difference.”
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Henrico native serves as Governor’s Fellow


Henrico native Saman Aghaebrahim recently completed a two-month internship as a Governor's Fellow in the office of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Aghaebrahim, pictured above with McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, was part of a select group of rising college seniors, graduating seniors and graduate students selected for the internship, which places participants in various positions in the Governor's Office and in agencies throughout the Executive Branch. The program attempts to match Fellows with compatible assignments, based upon their backgrounds, interests and future goals.
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Henrico Health Department offering back-to-school immunization clinics


The Henrico County Health Department will offer back-to-school immunization clinics for children enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade in Henrico County Public Schools. The five clinics will take place Aug. 29-Sept. 2 at the department’s West Clinic facility at 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.

On three days that week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – immunizations will be by appointment only. Tuesday and Thursday will be walk-in clinics.

The clinics will take place:

• Monday, Aug. 29: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment;

• Tuesday, Aug. 30: 8-11 a.m. (walk-in);

• Wednesday, Aug. 31: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment;

• Thursday, Sept. 1: 12:30-3:30 p.m. (walk-in);

• Friday, Sept. 2: Call 804-501-4651 for appointment.
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Holton campaigns for Clinton, Kaine in Henrico


Anne Holton (wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine) and Erin Powell, owner of Ginger Juice, discuss the importance of small business to communities, as veggies are cold-pressed into juice during a campaign event in Henrico Aug. 23. Ginger Juice is the first cold-pressed juice company in the region.
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Henrico to hold ‘Fight-the-Bite’ event to raise awareness about mosquito control, Zika virus


In an effort to prevent the potential spread of Zika virus, Henrico County is hosting "Fight-the-Bite TODAY," a free event designed to help citizens learn how to prevent mosquito bites and reduce Asian tiger mosquito populations, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 at Fairfield Middle School, 5121 Nine Mile Road.

Citizens are invited to stop by during the event to pick up free EPA-registered insect repellent, while supplies last. Educational materials and tools will be available, and various community partners and emergency preparedness agencies also will be present.
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Henrico supervisors to meet again Sept. 13


The Henrico County Board of Supervisors will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, following its scheduled break in late August.

The board regularly meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday each month. Meetings typically are not scheduled for the fourth Tuesday in August and December.
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Virginia makes $1M in cybersecurity scholarship funds available to students


The Virginia Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for a $1 million state scholarship fund for students studying cybersecurity. The program will award $20,000 a year to eligible Virginia students who are studying how to safeguard computer networks, data and electronic resources. In return, the students must commit to public service by working at a Virginia state agency or institution for as many years as they receive the scholarship.

“As we work to build a new Virginia economy, we must ensure that our electronic infrastructure is secured against cyberattacks,” Governor Terry McAuliffe said.
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