Citizen Staff Reports 07/26/2016 Government
Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will offer a training program beginning Saturday, Sept. 10 for volunteers who would work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.
The free, 14-session training course will include classes at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. A swearing-in ceremony will follow Monday, Oct. 17 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer advocate must apply by Friday, Aug. 19, be at least 21 years old and have regular access to a computer.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/12/2015 Government
Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Wednesday, Jan. 21 to spotlight the work of Henrico County’s boards and commissions.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave.
By Benjamin May and Sean CW Korsgaard, Capital News Service
RICHMOND – Former Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced Tuesday to 24 months in prison after being convicted of 11 felony corruption charges in September.
At a packed hearing at the federal courthouse, U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer sentenced McDonnell, 60, to two years in prison followed by two on probation.
McDonnell will be incarcerated at a federal facility in Petersburg at the request of his defense team. The Federal Bureau of Prisons must determine by Feb. 9 where McDonnell will carry out his sentence.
By Sean CW Korsgaard, Special to the Citizen 01/06/2015 Government
UPDATE: JAN. 6, 3 P.M. – Prominent Henrico County residents wrote letters attesting to former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s character and integrity and urging a federal judge to show leniency in sentencing him for public corruption.
Senior U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer, who today sentenced McDonnell to two years in prison, received 443 letters from across the country on McDonnell’s behalf, including several from Henrico.
The letter writers included Patricia O’Bannon, who chairs the Henrico County Board of Supervisors.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/06/2015 Government
Stricter driver’s license-renewal rules for older drivers - including accelerated renewal cycles and age-specific in-person renewal procedures - took effect Jan. 1 in Virginia.
A new law lowers the age for mandatory in-person license renewal to 75 from 80. It also shortens the license renewal cycle for drivers 75 and older from every eight years to every five years.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/22/2014 Government
Since its adoption by Henrico County in 2005, the Project Lifesaver program has helped locate 312 missing county residents suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's disease and autism.
During the past 30 days, the program has helped locate five missing residents and return them to their homes safely.
The Henrico Division of Fire, Division of Police and Sheriff’s Office provided a demonstration last week of the Project Lifesaver program at the Henrico County Training Center to demonstrate how it works.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/18/2014 Government
The Henrico County Police Division has earned a spot in the Military Times' “Best for Vets” ranking for 2015. The Division of Police was one of 24 agencies recognized across the United States for its efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success.
The Henrico County Police Division’s Personnel Unit averages approximately 12 recruiting visits to military bases annually while working with Military Transition Officers and Career Services Units to recruit and hire veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Additionally, the division’s Personnel Unit assists current members who are being deployed or returning to duty with their transitions.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/11/2014 Government
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Jan. 13, following its scheduled break in late December.
The board usually meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Board Room at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road.
In keeping with its traditions, the board’s schedule for 2014 has excluded a meeting on the fourth Tuesday in December.
With the addition of several hundred new homes built near Sadler Road in the Innsbrook area, traffic and pedestrian crossings are becoming concerns to some residents due to the narrowness of the road and heavy volume of vehicles.
But relief is on the way, according to Henrico County Public Works Director Steve Yob.
“We are currently planning the widening of Sadler Road between Dominion Boulevard and Cedar Branch Court,” Yob told the Citizen. “The project will include pedestrian facilities, such as sidewalks."
The county doesn’t provide street lighting except in special sanitary districts or at signalized intersections, Yob said.
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