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Honoring business in King George

Honoring business in King George

King George officials have been saying ‘Thank you’ to county businesses since 2004 by ho...

King George water, sewer rates may rise

The King George Service Authority authorized advertising 8 percent rate and fee increases for the co...

Rappahannock softball sweeps Colonial Beach

Rappahannock softball sweeps Colonial Beach

With the exception of giving up one unearned run, one walk, three hits, in five innings, Rappahannoc...

Colonial Beach Council continues deliberation on school demolition

Long discussions at the May 15 Colonial Beach Town Council meeting reveal that council members remai...

No new county taxes for Beach residents in Westmoreland budget

Supervisor Larry Roberson recently presented highlights of the Westmoreland County budget for the re...

Defensive driving on tap at KGHS

Defensive driving on tap at KGHS

Why wear a seat belt when you are driving?  Because you are four times more likely to die in a traff...

 

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King George

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Supervisors advised to proceed with fracking regulation amendments

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The King George Board of Supervisors has received legal advice from County Attorney Eric Gregory for local rule changes contemplated in regard to fracking. 

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Colonial Beach

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Beach plans housing rehab

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

As an enhancing component to the Downtown Revitalization Grant, Colonial Beach sought and was  awarded a $25,000 planning grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (...

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Westmoreland

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Dam breach threatens historic Chandler’s Millpond in Montross

Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Dam breach threatens historic Chandler’s Millpond in Montross

Picturesque Chandler’s Millpond, a 300-year-old lake on Route 3 west of Montross, has been closed to public access by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries due to a dam breach.

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Sports

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Rappahannock softball sweeps Colonial Beach

Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Rappahannock softball sweeps Colonial Beach

With the exception of giving up one unearned run, one walk, three hits, in five innings, Rappahannock Raider standout softball player, Katherine Morris pitched another solid performance against Coloni...

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Area Deaths

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Ruby Mae Morgan Caldwell

Tuesday, 05 May 2015

Ruby Caldwell, 86, of Hancock, Washington County, MD passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, MD.

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Columnists

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The Triple Crown Watch is on again

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Football, baseball and basketball players, as well as boxers and Olympians, have their moments to shine.  And they attract fans, sometimes by the millions.

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KG native plays at sports HOF benefit

The King George High School Sports Hall of Fame Benefit Concert last week featured KGHS alum Brock Butler and his touring band Perpetual Groove along with the local band Who Took Fred.
The concert, which was held at King George High School on March 18, was the first fundraising event benefitting the new Hall of Fame.   Butler, who graduated from KGHS in 1997, kicked off the event with a solo acoustic set, followed by sets from both bands.
Butler has a long musical history, dating back to his years at KGHS, when he played in the school Jazz band and attended weekly guitar lessons at Roberson’s Music in Fredericksburg.  During his high school days he played in his first band, The Corporate Sugar Daddies.
After graduating from KGHS, Butler went on to school at Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned a degree in video and film production, with a minor in sound engineering.  Butler met Perpetual Groove’s bassist Adam Perry at the college. “It was evident we were as interested in music in our free time as our studies,” said Butler.   Perpetual Groove was born.

Perpetual Groove, based out of Athens, Ga., tours nationally and internationally with over 150 shows scheduled each year.   The versatile rock band features original songs that range from ’70s rock to softer fare.
“We try and get in touch with the mood of where we are,” Butler said, referring to the band genre.   “HEAL” is the newest album released by the band.  Butler, who is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the band, has also released an album, “Lately Here Through,” which features some of his solo acoustic material, described as having a singer/song writer, Americana folk element.  Both albums are available on iTunes and other outlets.
A short stop in his native town between two performances on each side, Butler said it was great to have a chance to give back to his former school.  All funds raised will help start up the new KGHS Sports Hall of Fame.  Perpetual Groove performed in Blacksburg the night before, where several KGHS grads who attend Virginia Tech enjoyed their music, and then the band had a performance scheduled for the following night in Washington, D.C.
The music provided by both bands was superb and all who attended really got their money’s worth in the 4-hour long concert.  The audience was also treated to a guest performer; King George Judge Horace Revercomb III stepped up with his saxophone to play a few tunes with Butler’s band.

Watch for the next KGHS Sports Hall of Fame fundraising endeavor, a golf tournament, coming soon.

Teri Priebe

 

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