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Flying Squirrels, City of Richmond team up for Fourth of July fireworks show

CBS 6 will televise the event with a special live broadcast from 9-10 p.m. presented by the Virginia Lottery. The fireworks show at The Diamond is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.

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The Richmond Flying Squirrels, the City of Richmond, and CBS 6 will provide a special Independence Day fireworks show at The Diamond on Saturday, July 4 for the Richmond community, it was announced on Friday.

CBS 6 will televise the event with a special live broadcast from 9-10 p.m. presented by the Virginia Lottery. The fireworks show at The Diamond is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.

The show will be simulcast live on Big 98.5 FM and 1140 AM WRVA.

“Although we are unable to gather for our traditional Fourth of July game at The Diamond, we are excited to partner with the City of Richmond and CBS 6 to bring fireworks to your TV screen,” Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell said. “While different than past years, we can still celebrate and create new memories together while watching safely through our televisions.”

“It’s hard for us to be apart, but this is one spectacular way we can all be together to celebrate our nation’s independence as a One Richmond community,” Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said. Thanks to CBS 6, the city and the Flying Squirrels, for keeping some fun in the Fourth of July.”

“Fourth of July at The Diamond is a Richmond tradition,” CBS 6 General Manager Stephen Hayes said. “CBS 6 looks forward to televising the fireworks and celebrating Independence Day with our Central Virginia community.”

Details about potential on-site viewing will be released at a later date should phase restrictions in Virginia and in the City of Richmond change before the event.

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Henrico names VDOT’s Terrell Hughes to lead Public Works division

Hughes currently works as assistant planning director and assistant division administrator for the Transportation and Mobility Planning Division of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), where he has provided oversight for the department’s STARS and multimodal programs and has supported the administration of Virginia’s SMART SCALE funding prioritization program.

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Henrico County has appointed Terrell Hughes director of the Department of Public Works (DPW), effective Monday, August 31st.

Hughes currently works as assistant planning director and assistant division administrator for the Transportation and Mobility Planning Division of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), where he has provided oversight for the department’s STARS and multimodal programs and has supported the administration of Virginia’s SMART SCALE funding prioritization program.

Prior to his service with VDOT, Hughes worked as an engineer and project manager for Kimley-Horn & Associates, a project engineer with Davenport Transportation Consulting and a transportation engineer with the Timmons Group.

As director of Henrico’s DPW, Hughes will head an agency with 269 employees and a budget of more than $52 million for the 2020-21 fiscal year. DPW oversees the design, construction, and maintenance of secondary roads in the county. With more than 3,500 lane miles and 159 traffic signals, Henrico operates the third-largest road network in Virginia.

DPW also is responsible for stormwater drainage, administration of public transit services, and enforcement of erosion and sedimentation laws and ordinances. The department comprises the divisions of design, maintenance, construction, transportation development, traffic engineering, and environmental control, as well as the standing water initiative.

The recipient of a 2019 VDOT Commissioner’s Award, Hughes is president of the Old Dominion section of the American Society of Highway Engineers. He earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Virginia Tech and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Hughes and his wife Brittany have four children.

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South of the James Farmers Market Plans to Return to Forest Hill Park Next Year

Grow RVA will return home to Forest Hill Park in May 2021 with a smaller Summer Brunch Market in late August.

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The neighborhood social media outlets have been a battleground of accusations, hurt feelings, whining, and sympathetic support when it comes to the South of the James Farmers Market move to Bryan Park.

GrowRVA posted yesterday hoping to clarify their plans. Will this put out the hair-rending and weekly question of “is the market coming back”? All signs point to no.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”☂️

Grow RVA has been weathering COVID-19 and working with Richmond VA Parks and RecreationKristen N. LarsonRMC Events and the RPD to offer the safest set up and practices in order to serve the RVA community. South of the James Farmers Market will remain in Bryan Park through the winter, as we are not sure how the virus will
continue to operate. ❤️

Grow RVA will return home to Forest Hill Park in May 2021. Until then, join us for a Summer Brunch Market in late August. More information will be posted as it is available. ❤️

And Bryan Park, big things to come Summer 2021!❤️

Thank you for your support as we navigate this current complicated situation! Good vibes go a long way!

Stay safe and shop local!❤️

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Richmond Police seeking public’s help in locating missing child in alleged parental abduction

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing child, Kamill Jones, 2, whose mother is wanted for parental abduction.

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The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing child, Kamill Jones, 2, whose mother is wanted for parental abduction.

Erica Jones, 26, was last seen on July 16 in the 1100 block of Cypress Street when she picked up the child from family members. She was due to return Kamill to family members on July 18 but has not returned. Erica Jones does not have legal custody of Kamill Jones. They may still be in the area. Photos of mother and daughter are attached.

Erica Jones is approximately 5’ 3” and weighs about 200 pounds.

Anyone with information on Erica Jones or Kamill Jones is asked to call Detective J. Hewitt at (804) 646-6870 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.crimestoppersrichmondvirginia.com.

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