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The Battle of Great Bridge: Bunker Hill of the South

The Battle of Great Bridge: Bunker Hill of the South

Ralph Waldo Emerson coined the phrase “the shot heard around the world” in a poem that immortalized in the minds of every school child the first shot fired in the…

Election Day Chesapeake, 2012

Election Day Chesapeake, 2012

by John Downs, Sr. Early voters in Chesapeake on Election Day awoke to unseasonably cold temperatures and a late rising sun. Upon arrival at most of the polling places in…

Reception Honors Former Chesapeake Sheriff John Newhart

Reception Honors Former Chesapeake Sheriff John Newhart

Nearly 400 people attended a reception to honor Sheriff John Newhart for his 42 years of dedicated service as Chesapeake Sheriff. Upon his retirement Sheriff Newhart was Virginia’s longest serving sheriff. (Photos by Tricia Chappell)…

George Allen: America’s future at stake

George Allen: America’s future at stake

Former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen sat down with Baxter Ennis of The Citizen Sunday for a brief discussion on the issues facing the nation in the coming…

Chesapeake Welcomes A New Sheriff

Chesapeake Welcomes A New Sheriff

by John Downs, Sr.                                                                               For the first time in 42 years, Chesapeake has a new Sheriff. Colonel Jim O’Sullivan assumed the top post at a swearing in ceremony on October…

Constitutional Corner

Constitutional Corner

  My name is Jim O’Sullivan and on October 1, 2012, I was sworn in as the Sheriff of Chesapeake to complete the term of office for Sheriff John R.…

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