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Smither named director of Henrico’s Department of Finance

Citizen Staff Reports Government
Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Edward N. “Ned” Smither Jr. to serve as director of the Department of Finance, effective July 1.

Smither has served Henrico since 2013 as director of the Accounting Division in Finance. He will succeed Eugene H. Walter, who has delayed his retirement until June 30 to ensure an orderly transition within the department.
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State honors EMS officials this week

Citizen Staff Reports GovernmentPublic Safety
There were nearly 1.5 million emergency medical services calls and 4,063 incidents per day in Virginia just last year.

This week, May 21-27, declared as National EMS week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, recognizes the more than 34,000 EMS personnel and 631 agencies in the state and commends their efforts and commitment to Commonwealth citizens.
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Norfolk man arrested at RIC after TSA catches him with gun

Citizen Staff Reports Public SafetyTransportation
A Norfolk man was arrested at Richmond International Airport May 18 after Transportation Security Administration officers detected a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.

A TSA officer detected the .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun inside the man’s carry-on bag as it passed through the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with 13 bullets.
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Police release photo of hoax bomb

Citizen Staff Reports Public Safety
Henrico Police have released a photo of the clock that resembled a bomb that led to the arrest of a Richmond woman in Shot Pump earlier this week.

The device, which the woman told police she purchased at a yard sale, was visible in her car at the Whole Foods at West Broad Village May 19, and a passerby called police, fearing it was a real bomb. Police responded as they would have had the device been real, they said, because they weren't sure if it was real or not.
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Henrico school buses with compliance issue to be fixed this summer

EducationGeneral News

The 176 Henrico school buses that have been purchased since March 2011 will be fixed during the summer, Henrico Schools spokesman Andy Jenks told the Citizen. The bus manufacturers will retrofit the buses at no cost to the school division, he said.

The brake interlock device is required on all automatic transmission buses in Virginia that were purchased after March 2011, which is when the device was added to the state Board of Education's requirements for school buses. As many as 4,000 school buses in the state may be affected, according to the Virginia Department of Education.
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News
Henrico school buses with compliance issue to be fixed this summer
Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: May 22, 2017
A place to excel
Business in brief
Henrico recognized as a 2017 ‘Playful City USA’ community
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May. 18, 2017

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Entertainment
Richmond Triangle Players renames theatre for Henrico realtor
Reynolds to host ‘The 4 Seasons’ art exhibit
Center for the Arts at Henrico H.S. to present 2017 Visual Art Senior Show
Weekend Top 10
Weekend Top 10

Obituaries
Obituary – Harold Gary Beard
Obituary – Rose Marie F. Mathews
Obituaries – Doris Fern Cook
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Community
New Active RVA certification recipient to be announced May 17
Anthem LemonAid opens registration for July 14-16
READ Center to hold free tutor training
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Opinions
How to grow an adult
Make ‘em take the pledge: no more snuff boxes!
Thanksgiving, Part II
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Sports
RIR to host playoff race in 2018
RIR to host Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship
RIR bringing back red stripes to track walls
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