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March 3, 2016 by Linda Maroney (Register to contact)

3/3/16
Julie Ann Jackson Blantz, and her husband died in the tragic fire at the marina in Urbanna last week.

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Redesigning the high school experience in Henrico  Henrico Citizen

When the new editions of Highland Springs and Tucker high schools open in two years, they'll do so with an innovative and redesigned approach to educating.



New Henrico teachers ride buses for new teacher academy  8News

Buses were full once again this week in Henrico County. But instead of hauling students to schools like Quioccasin Middle School, or Highland Springs High ...



A look at the biggest regular-season high school football games from the past seven years  Richmond.com

This weekend's matchup between Highland Springs and Oscar Smith is one of the most anticipated regular-season high school football games in ...



Henrico superintendent discusses future plans, expectations ahead of school year  8News

Henrico students will return to school next week. Before classes start back up, 8News spoke with the Superintendent Dr. Amy Cashwell about what she's ...



Henrico parents meet to discuss consequences of redistricting plan: ‘It can’t be a cookie-cutter approach’  WTVR CBS 6 News

It's a redistricting plan that "has the potential, at least, to impact every school we have in the county," according to Henrico County Public Schools ...



Virginia teacher helps former student’s family who ‘lost everything’ after lightning strike  WTKR News 3

A Henrico teacher is spearheading fundraising efforts for her former student and his family who lost everything in a house fire, CBS 6 reported.



Henrico School Board approves conceptual designs for new Tucker and Highland Springs high schools  Richmond.com

With construction of the new J.R. Tucker and Highland Springs high schools expected to begin in September, the Henrico County School Board on Thursday ...



Overcoming tragedy: Student who lost mother in crash gifted school supplies  WWBT NBC12 News

In just 17 years of life, Justin Henderson Jr. has experienced joy and tragedy.



School Board gets first look at plans for new Tucker, Highland Springs high schools  Henrico Citizen

Henrico School Board members got a look into the not-so-distant future Feb. 28, when school system officials presented them with architectural renderings of ...



At some point this season, the Highland Springs football team will be asked to vacate its field  Richmond.com

The Springers' new stadium, complete with synthetic turf, is scheduled to open for the fall of 2021.



Mom: Fights are out of hand at Highland Springs High School  WWBT NBC12 News

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - The mother of a sophomore at Highland Springs High School says repeated fighting at the school is getting out of hand after her ...



Henrico approves construction plans to replace two high schools  8News

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Henrico County Board of Supervisors approved plans of development for the construction of two new high schools in the ...



Highland Springs football team will play on the road for two seasons  Richmond.com

As the Highland Springs football team pursues its fifth consecutive state championship in 2019, it'll do so with an added challenge: playing all of its games on the ...



2 teens dead after Highland Springs shooting, suspect ‘most likely knew them’  WTVR CBS 6 News

Police are investigating a double shooting near a Highland Springs apartment complex.



Highland Springs wins state football title again  Richmond Free Press

The Highland Springs High School football team members are running out of fingers to display their bling. The Springers captured their fourth consecutive Class ...



Teachers sickened inside Highland Springs, cause unknown  WTVR CBS 6 News

Four Highland Springs High School teachers were medically evaluated after they had an adverse reaction to something inside the Henrico County school.



Henrico to build two new high schools in the county  WTVR CBS 6 News

Highland Springs High School, in Henrico's East End, and Tucker High School, in Henrico's West End, will be replaced with brand new schools, Henrico County ...



Police identify suspect in deadly Henrico double-shooting  WWBT NBC12 News

Records from the Virginia State Police show one of the teens shot and killed in Highland Springs Thursday afternoon had been missing for several years.



‘He went out a hero’: Henrico family says local soldier drowned trying to save others  8News

KAILUA, Hawaii (WRIC) — The Army identified the body of a former Highland Springs graduate as the soldier who went missing while swimming in the ocean ...



VA’s Highland Springs HS comes up big for HBCUs on national signing day  HBCU Gameday

A total of seven players from Richmond area Highland Springs HS signed with HBCUs, and two more signed with another CIAA team.



Small plane crash lands at Highland Springs High School  WTVR CBS 6 News

No one was hurt when a small plane crash landed on the Highland Springs High School baseball field at about 1:22 p.m. Wednesday.



Police ID teen girls shot and killed while walking along Henrico road  WTVR CBS 6 News

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police released the identities of two 18-year-old girls shot and killed Thursday in Henrico County. A gunman shot Leona Samlall and ...



Henrico's decision to rebuild Tucker, Highland Springs came unexpectedly  Henrico Citizen

With student cheerleaders from – and adult "cheerleaders" for – both schools looking on, Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas Sept. 20 stepped to a ...



Washington Redskins Name Highland Springs Coach Loren Johnson Coach of the Year  8News

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation announced today that Highland Springs High School (Henrico, Va.) head football coach, Loren Johnson, has ...



Football player’s championship ring stolen out of car  WWBT NBC12 News

Jestdon McKenzie says he accidentally left his state championship ring in the glove compartment after going to the gym when it was stolen overnight Monday.



Man suspected of killing family members in Henrico captured in New York  WWBT NBC12 News

The man accused of shooting and killing two teenagers in Henrico has been apprehended.



Meet the angel who landed at Highland Springs High School  WTVR CBS 6 News

Watch CBS 6 News at 6 p.m. Thursdays for Greg McQuade's "Heroes Among Us" features.



Former Highland Springs star Andre Ingram gets second stint with the Lakers  WTVR CBS 6 News

Former Highland Springs High School standout Andre Ingram is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers with a 10-day contract, according to multiple reports.



Henrico Schools graduate: ‘We need a big renovation in the East End’  8News

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Henrico Board of Supervisors gave the final approval for the construction of two new high schools in the county.



Budget proposal includes 2 new high schools in Henrico  WWBT NBC12 News

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - The 2019-2020 budget for Henrico County includes a plans for a new J.R. Tucker High School and a new Highland Springs High ...



Henrico Board of Supervisors to hold public hearing on proposed budget  WWBT NBC12 News

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - The Henrico Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday, April 9 on the county's proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20.



Former E&H football coach Lou Wacker, a Highland Springs High and UR grad, dies at 84  Richmond.com

Lou Wacker never overestimated his role as a football tactician.



Fab 15: Ranking Virginia's top high school football recruits for 2020  Virginian-Pilot

A look at the Daily Press and Virginian-Pilot Fab 15 ranking of the state's top high school football players in the Class of 2020: ...



In change of course, Henrico plans two new $80M schools  RichmondBizSense

With a land deal in place and additional funds committed, Henrico County is moving forward with a plan to replace two of its oldest high schools on both ends of ...



Henrico student struck by car near Highland Springs High School  WRIC

A Henrico County student was taken to the hospital after being struck by a car off of Nine Mile Road and Oak Avenue near Highland Springs High School.



Henrico plane crash recording: ‘I just crashed. I think it’s a school yard’  WTVR CBS 6 News

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – The Federal Aviation Administration released a partial transcript and audio recording of the September 5, 2018, small plane crash at ...



Police: 16-year-old arrested for having loaded gun on school property  WWBT NBC12 News

Henrico police have arrested and charged a 16-year-old after the school system said a loaded gun was found at Highland Springs High School earlier on Friday.



Player of the week: Highland Springs' D'Vonte Waller  Richmond.com

Star performance: Waller, a senior quarterback, completed 18 of 24 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns as No.1 Highland Springs handled then-No.



News to know for June 18: Deadly shooting; funeral for Henrico soldier; severe weather  WWBT NBC12 News

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Richmond Police Department is searching for the person who shot and killed a man late Tuesday at the North Avenue Market.



Football Recruiting Coveted DB Laney eyes another state title  Bonesville

David Laney thought his destiny was to play quarterback when he arrived as a freshman at Highland Springs High School just East of Richmond, VA. Laney had ...



After 10 years in development, former Highland Springs star signs with Lakers  WTVR CBS 6 News

After a decade in the NBA's development league, former Highland Springs High School standout Andre Ingram, has landed an NBA contract with the Los ...



National Signing Day: Central Virginia athletes pick their colleges  WWBT NBC12 News

Wednesday is National Signing Day where athletes from high schools are choosing what colleges to take their talents.



Mom: Stranger pulled my daughter out of class, berated her  wtvr.com

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Tiffany Singh is demanding answers from school leaders and Henrico police after an incident involving her daughter a few weeks ...



High schooler named MVP  Richmond Free Press

Jada Walker's first basketball season playing away from home couldn't have gone more smoothly. The sophomore was named MVP after leading New Hope ...



Henrico supervisors adopt $1.3-billion budget  Henrico Citizen

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors Tuesday adopted a $1.3- billion budget for Fiscal year 2019-20 that retains the current real estate tax rate, ...



Police outside Highland Springs High due to threat posted on social media  wtvr.com

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- An added police presence was visible outside Highland Springs High School Thursday morning. The police were posted outside the ...



Plane was cleared for landing at RIC when engine failed and pilot landed on baseball field at Highland Springs High  Richmond.com

Five friends were jumping on a trampoline in a backyard across the street from Highland Springs High School on Wednesday afternoon when a small plane tore ...



Henrico teenager receives 35 years in fatal shooting of Chesterfield man  Richmond.com

A teenager has received 35 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Chesterfield County man in eastern Henrico County.



Highland Springs High student drowns in pool: ‘He was underwater for 6 minutes’  WTVR CBS 6 News

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police are investigating after a Highland Springs High School student drowned in a pool at an East End apartment complex Friday ...



In the black  Richmond Free Press

Commencement was a red-letter day for Morehouse College graduate Monte Hathaway of Henrico County and his family. That's when the speaker at Sunday's ...



Henrico woman sentenced to serve nearly 11 years for crash that killed Highland Springs High School freshman  Richmond.com

A car crash in April took the life of Lytarsha White's only daughter, a 14-year-old Highland Springs High School freshman whom White described as “my best ...



Highland Springs hoping for 3-peat at Saturday's state championship  Richmond Free Press

Highland Springs High School is on the cusp of achieving something seldom done in state football history. Football Coach Loren Johnson's Springers are one ...



Highland Springs product Mike’L Simms nabbed first career start for VCU Friday  Richmond.com

Junior guard/forward Mike'L Simms was inserted into the starting lineup for the first time in his VCU career on Friday against Hampton.



Highland Springs High School student killed in Darbytown Road crash  WWBT NBC12 News

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Police have confirmed that the person who died in a single-vehicle crash on Darbytown Road on Thursday was a 14-year-old freshman ...



VHSL football state semifinal pairings for local teams  WTKR News 3

Four local teams are one win away from playing for a state title.



Construction starting on $8M eastern Henrico aquatics center  RichmondBizSense

Henrico County's goal of making the community “drown-proof” is 10 golden shovels' worth of dirt closer to being met. County officials joined the YMCA of Greater ...



Former Varina, UVA star Tim Harris selected by the San Francisco 49ers in sixth round  Richmond.com

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Cornerback Tim Harris, a former Varina High School star who spent six years at Virginia, became the latest in a long line of ...



Here's where students can get free summer meals this year  Richmond.com

Fewer than 1 in 6 Virginia students who rely on free or reduced school meals during the school year receive free meals through summer programs.



Highland Springs HS lockdown lifted after gun recovered  WWBT

Highland Springs High School was placed on lockdown around 2:15 this afternoon today following a report of a student with a gun on school property. After a ...



Highland Springs teacher arrested for ‘inappropriate relationship’ with student  wtvr.com

A Henrico County teacher was arrested and charged with taking indecent liberties with someone less than 18 years old after an incident at Highland Springs ...



Police: 58-year-old man was one of two homicide victims found Sunday at Henrico apartment complex  Richmond.com

Henrico County police on Tuesday identified the second homicide victim discovered Sunday at the 11 North at White Oak apartments.



Man suspected of killing daughter and another woman in Henrico arrested in New York  Richmond.com

Authorities on Tuesday captured a man in New York City suspected of killing his teenage daughter and a second woman last week in Henrico County.



J.R. Tucker High family gathers to celebrate school's past and its future  Richmond.com

Decades before J.R. Tucker High would become a model of diversity, Donald Coles was among the first 10 black students to desegregate the Henrico County ...



Highland Springs students mourn classmate who died over spring break  WWBT NBC12 News

Students at Highland Springs High School in Henrico are returning to class from spring break and are mourning the loss of a classmate.



Highland Springs outlasts Nansemond River in state semifinal  Virginian-Pilot

Nansemond River stood toe-to-toe with a Highland Springs football team that has won back-to-back state championships, delivering some punches on defense ...



Teacher helps Henrico family after lightning strikes home: ‘Mom’s got a lot on her plate’  WTVR CBS 6 News

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Henrico teacher is spearheading fundraising efforts for her former student and his family who lost everything in a house fire.



It's a 3-peat!  Richmond Free Press

The Eastern Henrico County squad, aka the “Beast of the East,” is Virginia's 5A football champion for a breathtaking third straight season. Finishing the season ...



7 Henrico students earn VaCU scholarships  Henrico Citizen

Virginia Credit Union recently awarded $2500 scholarships to seven Henrico County students through its Virginia Credit Union Scholarship Program.



Richmond Public Schools has the worst high school graduation rate in Virginia  Richmond.com

Richmond Public Schools had the lowest graduation rate in Virginia this year, new state data show.



Highland Springs' Jada Walker inherits mom, dad's basketball genes  Richmond Free Press

If anyone was ever born to shoot, dribble and pass a basketball, it might be Jada Walker. Her family tree likely has hoops on each branch and perhaps a 3-point ...



Undrafted players from UVA, Virginia Tech and ODU find their way to the NFL  Richmond.com

Tim Harris was sitting on a patio bench at his family's Richmond-area home Saturday when he got the phone call. San Francisco 49ers general manager John ...



Huguenot basketball team loses height, but not heart  Richmond Free Press

A year ago, Huguenot High School had a mountain-sized basketball team, with a towering front line with players measuring 7-foot, 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-4.



VSU football snags 2 top quarterbacks  Richmond Free Press

Virginia State University's most recent recruiting class features two of the state's premier quarterbacks. D'Vonte Waller from Highland Springs High School in ...



Virginia Tech football: 98 days until kickoff with a look back at Derrick Hopkins  Gobbler Country

As of today, there is 98 days left until the Virginia Tech Hokies kick off the 2019 season at the Boston College Eagles. Today is the second installment of our ...



Manhunt for Florida dad in shooting deaths of daughter, niece ends  WTOP

The Florida man accused of shooting and killing his teen daughter and teen niece in Virginia has been arrested in New York City.



Highland Springs back in state final for first time since 1989  Richmond Times-Dispatch

The reality that Earl Anderson is about to play his last high school football game hasn't hit him yet. Maybe when he wakes up in a Charlottesville hotel, and game ...



Fireworks to light up skies on Fourth of July  Richmond Free Press

Looking for a festive way to spend the Fourth of July holiday? Fireworks and festivities will be featured at area events on Thursday, July 4, to cel- ebrate ...



Richmonders hoping to take Clemson to victory in College Football Playoff  Richmond Free Press

It may be up to two Richmonders to achieve something no one else has been able to do — stop the University of Alabama. Keep your eyes on orange jerseys No ...



Patrick Henry High School names new principal  8News

Patrick Henry High School has selected its current assistant principal to be the school's new principal.



WOODY: Loren Johnson winning more than games at Highland Springs  Richmond.com

HAMPTON – You never know who's watching. Years ago, Rudy Ward, then athletic director at Highland Springs High School and now retired, was at a Virginia ...



Former Highland Springs star K'Von Wallace prepping for another title run at Clemson  Richmond.com

CLEMSON, S.C.. K'Von Wallace has a national-championship ring. He played 109 snaps — and made six tackles — for the 2016 Clemson football team that ...



Personality: Kevin Watson  Richmond Free Press

A lot of high school and college athletes see themselves as the next LeBron James-level professional athlete. But many falling short of that dream have to learn ...



Lilly resigns as Handley's activities director  The Winchester Star

Rick Lilly's arrival at Handley High School will always be associated with an important time in his family's history.



Henrico Schools to live stream graduation ceremonies  WWBT NBC12 News

The stream will be available on desktop computers as well as mobile devices and tablets, and will be replayed on HCPS-TV.



Highland Springs security guard dedicates life to helping others  wtvr.com

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- John Cox lives for helping people. The 52-year-old Henrico man works as a school security guard at Highland Springs High School ...



Highland Springs survives Nansemond River 28-18 to reach 3rd consecutive state championship game  Richmond.com

The Springers trail by 10 points in the first quarter, but get the offense going in the second half and win 28-18.



UVA's Kemp making plays this spring  CBS19 News

Listed at 5-8, Olamide Zaccheaus has left behind some big shoes to fill with the Virginia football program.



Henrico's Top Teachers – Ericka Fells | The Henrico Citizen  Henrico Citizen

Her first job out of college – as an in-home counselor for preschool children with autism – didn't allow for the type of connection Ericka Fells sought with the.



Henrico County paid $212,000 in legal appeal against private school placement for student with severe autism  Richmond.com

Henrico County could have paid $23000 a year to send Gregory Matthews Jr. to a school that specializes in autism. Instead, the school district has paid outside ...



She Finally Met the Dad She Never Knew. Then, Police Say, He Killed Her.  The Daily Beast

Vanessa Zaman moved to Virginia to finally meet her biological father. Instead, she and her cousin ended up dead.



Son died trying to protect his mom, who was also killed in Virginia shooting  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Grief counselors were on hand at a Virginia high school Monday after a student and his mother were killed over the weekend, ...



Highland Springs' Crudup, Coleman friends since birth -- literally  Richmond.com

The sophomore guards were born in the same hospital just minutes apart.



Former Highland Springs player Mike'l Simms joins VCU Rams  Richmond Free Press

Virginia Commonwealth University's ever-evolving basketball roster continues to make headlines. Last week, guard Samir Doughty announced he is leaving the ...



Burger King worker escorts customer to his car: ‘Always go out of your way to help others’  WTVR CBS 6 News

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. -- Alexis Easter has a message she would like others to hear and then heed. "Always go out of your way to help others," the 19-year-old ...



Henrico investigating 2 school threats; teen arrested  WWBT NBC12 News

Henrico Police and Henrico County Public Schools say a threat made to three school on Thursday night are not credible.



High school teen hospitalized after fight, now charged with assault  wtvr.com

A Highland Springs High School student beaten so badly that he was hospitalized for weeks has been charged with assault.



Edward Curtis pushes through grief to deliver for Armstrong  Richmond Free Press

Armstrong High School's Edward Curtis Jr. plays his rugged brand of football with more than just flesh and bone. The senior is also fueled by a brimming tank of ...



National tragedy guided Henrico's Teacher of the Year into teaching  Richmond.com

Nearly two decades ago, Greenlee Naughton was on maternity leave from her corporate job when, in the aftermath of the Columbine High School shooting, ...



The graduation will be livestreamed: Watch Henrico County ceremonies online  wtvr.com

HENRICO, Va. – Henrico County Public Schools will provide live streaming video again this year of all HCPS graduations taking place at VCU's Siegel Center.



Henrico teen beaten at school, charged with assault  WWBT

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A Highland Springs High School student is now officially facing assault charges after being brutally attacked at school. Eric spent nine ...



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