Henrico Schools eyes change from class rank system

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Enrollment in electives is down as pressure builds to outrank classmates in GPA

The toughest part of high school for Steven Bazianos was feeling like he wasn’t able to take the courses he was interested in because he needed so many Advanced Placement classes to place at the top of his class rank.  The Freeman High School graduate thought he could’ve had a better grasp on his career path had he been able […]

Traffic shift happening soon at Parham/Patterson intersection

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During the week of July 12, the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin a traffic shift in conjunction with the ongoing intersection improvements project for Patterson Avenue and Parham Road in Henrico County. Both directions of Patterson Avenue traffic will be shifted towards the median, and both directions of Parham Road traffic will be shifted to the east. The traffic […]

Henrico native promoted within Virginia State Police

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A Henrico native has earned a promotion with the Virginia State Police. VSP Superintendent Col. Gary T. Settle promoted Major Ronald C. Maxey, Jr. to the position of deputy director of the department’s Bureau of Field Operations (BFO), a role he’ll assume in light of the retirement of Major Steven L. Chumley, who held the position since June 25, 2018. […]

COVID

Sudden apparent rise in new COVID-19 cases in Henrico isn’t what it seems

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New COVID-19 cases in Henrico County suddenly are rising again – or are they? On Friday, the Virginia Department of Health reported 55 new cases in the county, the fourth straight day that new case totals had risen after a relatively benign two-month period, and just one day after the county reached the 70% vaccination threshold among adults 18 and […]

Henrico Crime Report – June 25-July 1, 2021

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2400 block of Skeet Street – Police arrested and charged a citizen with non-aggravated assault at a single-family home June 25 at 9:26 a.m. 400 block of Hanover Road – Police arrested and charged a citizen with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of heroin and a warrant service at a single-family home June 25 at 1:52 p.m. 7200 block of […]

unemployment

Henrico’s initial unemployment claims rise but still remain relatively low

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For the seventh consecutive week, the number of Henrico residents who filed initial unemployment claims remained below 200, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. A total of 162 people in the county filed such claims during the week of June 20-26, though that represented the county’s highest total in one month and a jump of nearly 30% from the previous […]

Obituary – Calvin Francis Longest

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LONGEST, Mr. Calvin Francis, 90, of Henrico, was taken by Jesus to his Heavenly, loving Father on June 25, 2021. He is survived by his daughters, F. Gayle Longest and Sharon L. Kelly; son-in-law, Glenn A. Kelly; grandson, Tyler R. Kelly; granddaughters, Nicole L. Kelly and Zeel F. Longest; his brother, Charles A. Longest; many nieces and nephews and loving […]

Obituary – Norman Odell Milligan Sr.

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Norman Odell Milligan, Sr., 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 27, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 3, 1928, in Portsmouth, Va., the eldest of five boys. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Nancy Kight Morrisette Milligan. Always a devoted father, he is survived by his three sons, Rusty Milligan; […]

Obituary – Geneva H. Tucker

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Geneva “Jenny” H. Tucker was born September 13, 1942 in North Carolina and passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021 after battling cancer. Jenny was preceded in death by her parents Lucy and Haru Holloway and siblings, Frieda Lightfoot and Allen Holloway. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Horace W. Tucker of Sandston, Virginia; children, Evelyn Southard […]

Obituary – Roy C. Harris Jr.

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Well, my Mama, Ernestine Harris finally told my daddy, Roy C. Harris, Jr. that it was okay for him to join her in Heaven. Roy (Daddy, GeGe, Sonny) passed away on June 26, 2021. Roy was born in Hopewell, VA (but really spent most of his life in Colonial Heights) on December 6, 1928. Roy leaves Mary Elizabeth Harris Jones […]