Obituary – Imani Brooks

Imani Brooks passed away on April 10th, 2020, at age 26 due to cardiac arrest as a result of an allergic reaction to a bee sting on Friday, April 3rd, 2020. She and her daughter, Mila, resided in Henrico, VA with Imani’s father, Hassan Brooks, and stepmother, Markita Brooks. Imani co-parented her daughter with Mila’s father, Jeromy. Imani worked at […]

Obituary – Thomas Wood, Jr.

Thomas Moore Wood, Jr (Tommy), 90, of Glen Allen, passed away April 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy J. Wood; his father, George Thomas Moore Wood; his mother, Lilla Dehart Wood; and his brother, George L. Wood. He is survived by his wife, Ada; his sons, Lloyd Thomas Wood (Theressa) of Colonial Heights and […]

Obituary – Dianne Mumpower

Dianne Layton Mumpower, 57 of Henrico, Va. entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 2, 2020. In addition to being a devoted mother and a loving “Nana” (grandmother) to her granddaughter, Dianne was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church where she was an active member of the youth choir in her younger days, participated in mission trips, and had primary […]

Obituary – Cynthia Freelin

Cynthia “Cindy” Garrison Freelin passed away on April 11 at Westport Rehab and Nursing Center, Henrico. Born on November 27, 1948 to the late Luther and Margaret Garrison. She is survived by daughter Brittany Freelin of State College, PA; sisters Brenda (Ronnie) Dickerson, Shelby (James) Shifflett and Sherry Brown; brother Randy Garrison. Loving nieces and nephews- Kim (David) Passerell, Tiffany […]

Obituary – Roberta Coates

Roberta J. “Bobbie” Coates died on Monday, April 13, 2020 after a period of declining health. A former Fourth Grade teacher and tutor who last worked in Henrico County, Bobbie was born on August 25, 1931 in Front Royal, Virginia. She was one of 10 children born to Mabel Alice Pugh Jones and Cornelius Houston Jones, Sr. She and her […]

Another 3,800 file for unemployment in Henrico

But county, state filings declined from the previous week

The number of Henrico residents who filed for unemployment between April 5-11 dipped from the number who filed in each of the previous two weeks, according to new data released today by the Virginia Employment Commission. A total of 3,827 Henricoans filed for insurance during the most recent reporting period, down from 5,720 the previous week and 4,219 the week […]

Henrico Health Department plans daily COVID-19 testing in at-risk Henrico communities beginning Monday

Officials also will test all residents of Beth Sholom Healthcare Center

Henrico County Health Department officials and volunteer healthcare providers will begin conducting COVID-19 testing in low-income and minority communities in Henrico County Monday, hoping to learn more about how deep the virus has spread in those groups. Henrico Health Director Danny Avula told the Citizen Wednesday that although a schedule hasn’t been formally established yet, communities like St. Luke Apartments […]

Henrico launches outreach call center for older residents

Henrico County has established an outreach call center for older residents as part of its EngAGE program through its department of aging services. It’s designed to offer friendly telephone contact for seniors who feel socially isolated. Participants may dial 804-501-5454, and once enrolled they’ll receive a 5-10 minute phone from a call center staff member daily, every other day or […]

Virginia banks provide more than $6.6 billion through PPP

Virginia banks have provided more than $6.6 billion in payroll, rent and utilities relief for thousands of state businesses, according to the Virginia Bankers Association, which is based in Innsbrook. Banks of all sizes have processed a total of 26,880 applications in Virginia, according to the SBA. “Bankers are working as hard and as fast as they can, into the […]

Mark Warner to host Facebook digital town hall Thursday

U.S. Senator Mark Warner will host a digital town meeting April 16 on Facebook beginning at 4:30 p.m. Warner will answer questions about the spread of COVID-19 and discuss what he has been doing in the Senate to address the outbreak. To view the meeting, visit