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School Board presents council with funding ideas

At a joint meeting between the Colonial Beach Town Council and the School Board, Chairman Tim Trivett updated the council on the steps involved with relocating the elementary school to the high school campus and the current conditions at the high school. All members of the school board were in attendance, and only Tommy Edwards and Tim Curtin where unable to attend from the council.

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Mayor gets wet at National Night Out

National Night Out began in 1984, to allow citizens and law enforcement to get together to help fight crime. Activities are designed to engage both young and old, educating the public on current laws and raising awareness on how law enforcement protects citizens.

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Three generations of serving Colonial Beach

Growing up in Colonial Beach, Rocky Denson was fascinated by the well stocked shelves in his grandfather’s store. Denson’s Supermarket was an essential part of life at the Beach for more than six decades.

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School board member and retired Coach, Wayne Kennedy arrested

According to a press release by the Virginia State Police, the Journal has learned that Cletus W. Kennedy, 59, of the 200 block of Meadow Avenue, Colonial Beach, VA, was charged with two felony counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretense (18.2-178) and three felony counts of Trademark Infringement (59.1-92.12). Kennedy was arrested in Warsaw following a state police investigation at the Warsaw Flea Market. Kennedy was arraigned in Richmond County General District Court, August 2, 2013. 


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Bland and Purce turn themselves in to Westmorleand County Sheriff's Office

The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office obtained indictments for both Kevin J. Bland, Jr. (AKA KJ) and Torrence C. Purce, Jr. (AKA TP), both of Jackson St. in Colonial Beach as part of Operation 096.

According the Westmoreland County Sheriff, C.O. Balderson, the two men turned themselves in on Aug. 2 shortly after the Sheriff's Office posted the suspect's pictures on their social media page.

Bland, 20 years old, came in early Friday morning allowing him to have his first court appearance that day in Westmoreland Circuit Court. Bland is currently being held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail (NNRJ) without bond.

Bland is charged with one count distribution of a controlled substance, namely crack cocaine. He is also being held on a federal detainer for probation violation on drug related charges.

Purce, also 20 years old, turned himself in later in the day on Friday Aug. 2. He has been indicted on five counts. Two for distribution of a controlled substance, two for distribution of a controlled substance in a school zone and one count of conspiring to distribute a controlled substance, namely crack cocaine.

Purce is being held at NNRJ on no bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday Aug. 6 in Westmoreland General District Court.

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