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Three vie for Republican nomination in Commonwealth’s Attorney race


Three Republicans whose legal backgrounds run the gamut of experiences in the field will compete in a June 9 primary for the right to challenge incumbent Shannon Taylor, a Democrat, in the Nov. 3 general election for Henrico’s Commonwealth Attorney. The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases in Henrico Circuit, General District and Juvenile courts.

Shannon Dillon, a former judge advocate general (JAG) prosecutor in the U.S. Navy who has had a private defense practice for the past
seven years; Jeff Everhart, a defense attorney for his entire 33-year legal career; and Tony Pham, the general counsel for Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody and former assistant prosecutor for the City of Richmond, are seeking the party’s nomination.

Henrico Master Gardener training program accepting applications

The Henrico County Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its 2014 Master Gardener training program, which will provide instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 25. The training program costs $135 for materials.

Participants will learn about lawn care, tree and shrub maintenance, vegetable gardening, soils, pest management and other topics. After completing classroom training, participants will serve a 50-hour internship with the Extension Office and will help conduct educational programs for the public.

New police station to open at Va. Center

Virginia Center Commons will be the site of Henrico County’s next police station, following the approval of a lease by the Board of Supervisors at its Aug. 13 meeting.

The location at the central Henrico mall will be the county’s third station, along with the district headquarters in Sandston and on Parham Road. The owner of the mall agreed to lease the space for $1 to improve security in the area, said Jon Tracy, Henrico’s director of real property.

McDonnell visits Henrico fire station to commemorate Sept. 11

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, visited Henrico Fire Station No. 2 today to meet with first responders from Henrico's divisions of fire and police, as well as the Henrico Sheriff's Office. with station and county officials in commemoration of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. McDonnell issued a proclamation noting the day as one of remembrance, patriotism and prayer in the state.

Henrico to hold public meetings on meals tax referendum

Henrico County will conduct a series of public meetings to provide information on the meals tax referendum, which will be part of the general election ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

County Manager John A. Vithoulkas will lead 10 of the 12 meetings, which will be held at high schools throughout the county and at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden from Wednesday, Sept. 18 through Wednesday, Oct. 30. The meetings will include a presentation by county staff and an opportunity to ask questions.

Varina meetings to highlight meals tax referendum

Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson will hold a series of Community Conversations meetings in September to provide information on Henrico County's upcoming meals tax referendum.

The meetings will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9 at Varina High School, 7053 Messer Rd.; 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at Elko Middle School, 5901 Elko Rd.; and 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd.

Festival to tempt taste buds as it teaches

Have you ever wanted to eat your way through a history lesson?

Ever had a hankering to sit in the shade at Robert E. Lee's 1862 headquarters and tap your toes to music from the Civil War era?

Have you ever wondered what a "Lardy" looks like?

If so, Henrico County has just the event for you.

Henrico Extension to offer lawn care workshops in September

The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer the workshop “Improving Your Lawn the Natural Way” on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr., and on Thursday, Sept. 12 at Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave. Both sessions will begin at 7 p.m.

Labor Day to delay CVWMA recycling collections

Curbside recycling collections through CVWMA will be delayed one day the week of Sept. 2 because of the Labor Day holiday. No collections will be made on Monday; thus all collections during this week will occur on the day following the normal collection day. Friday collections will occur on Saturday.

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