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Tommy and Jimmy Davis (from right) take a break after helping Mark Allieng cut down a tree at his Hanover home. The Davis brothers volunteer much of their free time doing home maintenance projects across the county.

Brother duo volunteers to repair homes, lift spirits

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:32 pm

One Hanover duo fills a lot of their free time doing one thing – helping repair homes for those who can’t afford the work. The two brothers, Jimmy and Tommy Davis, joined forces in 2005 to work on homes in Mississippi that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. “We’ve been working together ever since,” Jimmy said.

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  • Volunteers with a mind of their own

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm


    Volunteerism is changing in Hanover County as citizens find a need and take matters into their own hands. According to Community Resources Administrator Lisa Adkins, more Hanover citizens are starting their own programs for various causes than when she first started working for the department for 15 years.

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  • A healthy way to heal, give back

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Volunteers Berit Haraldsson and Elizabeth Busch check a dental patient’s blood pressure at the free interfaith clinic.

    After her husband and other immediate family members died all within a few months of one another, Veronica Oberdorf of Mechanicsville said she needed help healing during the grieving process. Oberdorf decided that giving back to others and the community was the best way to do that.

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  • Volunteering to ensure law and order

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Jimmy Miles works as a reserve deputy with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. (Contributed photo)

    Jimmy Miles always wanted to work in law enforcement, but he didn’t want to leave his full-time job at Dominion Power. To have the best of both worlds, Miles, of Mechanicsville, joined the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office as one of the department’s reserve deputies.

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  • Longtime Ashland Feed Store employee remembered

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    James “Jimmy” Smith behind the register at Ashland Feed Store, where he was a fixture for nearly three decades. Smith died Nov. 17 at 76. (Contributed photo)

    When a customer walked into the Ashland Feed Store, they expected to see the usual retail items sold at the business − feed, gardening supplies and more − but they also expected to see one specific person greeting them.

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  • Volunteer efforts relieve Ashland police

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Ken Mills with friends and family as he directs traffic during last year’s holiday parade in Ashland as a member of the Ashland Police Department’s citizen task force. (contributed photo)

    Though the floats and local organizations are the stars of the Olde Time Holiday Parade, local law enforcement helps make sure people are safe and traffic flows during the event. And, to help relieve full-time officers that day, people like Ken Mills volunteer to direct traffic.

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  • Giving back to community keeps 72-year-old going

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 3:12 pm


    One 72-year-old Hanover resident doesn’t let his age slow him down one bit. Jack Luck, who is semi-retired but still a partner at Luck Chevrolet, dedicates as much as time as he can giving back to the community. “My wife says I need to slow down,” Luck said. “But it keeps you going.”

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