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King George rezones property for Commercial Metals Company

The King George Board of Supervisors approved rezoning 38.62-acres from agricultural to industrial u...

Colonial Beach Pier a lure for water lovers

Colonial Beach Pier a lure for water lovers

No matter the season, whatever the weather, the Colonial Beach Municipal Pier remains a top attracti...

Early morning drug raids net 11 suspects in Westmoreland

A six-month undercover investigation by the Tri-County Drug Task Force resulted in two recent early ...

Drifters pummel Washington & Lee

Drifters pummel Washington & Lee

Last Thursday’s 18-4 Conference 43 win against the visiting Washington & Lee Eagles seems to hav...

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KGP&R needs help “naming” new creature in front of their building

KGP&R needs help “naming” new creature in front of their building

This critter recently was found on the grassy area in front of the KGP&R offices. Another of one...

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King George

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King George rezones property for Commercial Metals Company

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The King George Board of Supervisors approved rezoning 38.62-acres from agricultural to industrial use.
The rezoning paves the way for Commercial Metals Company to invest $12 million to relocate and ex...

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Colonial Beach

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Three arrested in connection with Colonial Beach school fire

Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Virginia State Police have announced the arrest of three suspects in connection with the 2014 fire that destroyed the Colonial Beach Elementary School building on Douglas Avenue.

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Westmoreland

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Monroe: Plans call for building new scenic trail

Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Monroe: Plans call for building new scenic trail

Former President James Monroe’s birthday was Tuesday, April 28.
Westmoreland County is honoring its native son, the fifth president of the United States, with the construction of a half-mile, scenic hi...

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Sports

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W&L varsity girls down Northumberland in Friday night soccer

Tuesday, 28 April 2015
W&L varsity girls down Northumberland in Friday night soccer

Washington & Lee High School’s Lady Eagles varsity soccer team fell behind early but came back to score a 4-1 victory over Northumberland in Friday’s district match in Montross.

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Area Deaths

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Irene T. Jones

Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Irene T. Jones

Irene Treavo Jones, 83, of King George, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond.

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Columnists

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General Assembly deserves a “well done” for passing gift limit

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

They did it. They actually did it.
The General Assembly, in its special veto and amendments session, enacted a limit on gifts to legislators.
This is a monumental step and they deserve a well done. For ...

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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.

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