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New voter ID law now in effect

As of July 1, Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification...

Case moves forward in KG double shooting and murder

A joint preliminary hearing in King George Circuit Court last week resulted in charges of murder, at...

S&P upgrades King George’s financial ratings to ‘AA+’

The King George Board of Supervisors got good news last week from Travis Quesenberry, county adminis...

County Landfill gets VEEP Award

County Landfill gets VEEP Award

At a small ceremony Monday, June 23, Thomas Cue of Waste Management and his managerial staff receive...

Some School meal prices set to rise

The King George School Board approved a few small increases earlier this month for some meals and as...

School Board adjusts budget to retain 2-percent raises across the board

This week the King George School Board made adjustments to its 2014-15 budget to go forward with 2-p...

 Last week when the July 9, 2014 Journal was sent to be printed, the printer's press broke and we had problems with the printed version of the 7-9-14 paper.

However, the press was fixed, and our July 16, 2014 editions are out as usual.

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S&P upgrades King George’s financial ratings to ‘AA+’

The King George Board of Supervisors got good news last week from Travis Quesenberry, county administrator, who informed them that the financial rating agency Standard & Poor’s has upgraded the county’s bond rating again.

Read more: S&P upgrades King George’s financial ratings to ‘AA+’

Fracking topic highlighted in King George

Fracking for natural gas and oil was the topic of a public information meeting last week in King George that drew about 150 people, in addition to public officials and the press.

Read more: Fracking topic highlighted in King George

Board approves amended Dahlgren rezoning on split vote

The King George Board of Supervisors approved an amended rezoning request in Dahlgren at last week’s meeting on May 6 on a split vote, 3-2, with Ruby Brabo and Cedell Brooks voting against the project.
Chairman Joe Grzeika, Dale Sisson and Jim Howard voted in favor of the request.

Read more: Board approves amended Dahlgren rezoning on split vote

US 301 rezoning to be reconsidered at May 6 Supervisors meeting

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to next week reconsider a rezoning request in Dahlgren adjacent to the Bayberry subdivision. The meeting is on Tuesday, May 6. A vote may or may not be taken on the case at that time.
A public hearing was held on March 18, with the formal public comment time now closed on the issue, though one or more opponents have continued to provide additional comments in opposition to the project at each regular meeting.

Read more: US 301 rezoning to be reconsidered at May 6 Supervisors meeting

King George sets tax rates; hearing on budget draws three comments

The King George Board of Supervisors heard from three speakers at last week’s public hearing on its proposed budget for next fiscal year, 2014-15, with no one speaking during the hearing on tax rates for the current calendar year. The hearings took place on April 15.

Read more: King George sets tax rates; hearing on budget draws three comments

King George Fracking info session scheduled for June 12

The King George Board of Supervisors has scheduled a fracking information session for the community on June 12, 7 p.m., at King George High School.

Read more: King George Fracking info session scheduled for June 12

County proposes tax increases on real estate and personal property

Increase geared to pay for law enforcement and fire safety positions

The King George Board of Supervisors is expected to advertise tax rates next week that will reflect an amount that equates to slightly less than a 3-cent increase on the real estate tax rate. They also are proposing a 5-cent increase on personal property taxes on vehicles, which has seen no increases over the last several years.

Read more: County proposes tax increases on real estate and personal property

Equalized real estate tax rate will be increased by three cents

KING GEORGE NARROWING ESTIMATED BUDGET GAP

The King George Board of Supervisors will continue its budgeting this week on Wednesday, March 19, with an additional work session scheduled next week on Thursday, March 27.

Read more: Equalized real estate tax rate will be increased by three cents

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