[img_assist|nid=98136|title=|desc=Environmentalists and some citizens are worried that Dominion Virginia Power could turn Chesterfield into a dumping ground of sorts. Dominion's power plant in Chester, which primarily burns coal, is seeking permission to import 55,000 tons of coal ash annually.
Midlothian residents may get their long-awaited new elementary school three years ahead of schedule.
The School Board last week expressed support for a plan that moves up construction funding for the $31.8 million Midlothian elementary to fiscal years 2017 and 2018 – a change that could have the school welcoming students and teachers as soon as September 2019.
Like many communities across the country, Chesterfield has seen an increase in the demand for heroin, and county officials are using both law enforcement and drug treatment resources to help combat the problem.