Varina

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Supervisor Tyrone Nelson

Varina District

Confederate name removed from Henrico recreation center

Henrico’s Confederate Hills Recreation Center has been renamed The Springs Recreation Center.

At the Board of Supervisors’ June 9 meeting, Varina Supervisor Tyrone Nelson recommended changing the name of the facility, which is located on Lee Avenue in the Highland Springs area. Henrico’s other four supervisors agreed to the change, which did not require a vote.

Lettering for the new name was installed on a large brick sign in the building’s front lawn on June 10.

The name change takes place amid ongoing national and Richmond-area protests regarding police violence, systemic and historical racism and the recent killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other African Americans.

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Board recognizes Windsor Club of Elko for years of service, donation for scholarships

A longstanding community group in Elko has a parting gift for Henrico County students. After nearly a century of service, The Windsor Club of Elko is dissolving and leaving more than $50,000 toward scholarships for students pursuing careers in technical fields.

The Board of Supervisors on Jan. 28 voted unanimously to approve a resolution expressing appreciation for the nonprofit club’s dedication to the community, generosity and support for Henrico County Public Schools.

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Work starts on new Tucker, Highland Springs

Replacement high schools expected to open for 2021-22 school year

Construction has begun on a new J.R. Tucker High School and a new Highland Springs High School, a pair of ambitious projects that will deliver modern, state-of-the-art facilities to replace two of Henrico County’s oldest high schools.

County government and school officials commemorated the start of work at twin ground-breaking ceremonies held Nov. 1 with students, staff and other guests.

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