- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 15:39
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King George Commonwealth’s Attorney Matt Britton is resigning from his elected office effective Sept. 3.
Britton is in the eighth month of his third six-year term. He first took office in 2000.
He is also quitting as part-time county attorney effective Sept. 30.
Britton is leaving both positions to take a job as counsel to a corporation, which has not been specified.
- Last Updated on Friday, 10 August 2012 17:39
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A wayward deer which was hunted without a license has cost a King George man a sentence of a jail term plus fines and loss of firearm privileges.
Jamar Allen Tate was hunting the deer on Nov. 11 of last year and fired at the running deer with a shotgun loaded with buckshot, according to King George Sheriff records. But the deer fled untouched in front of an occupied home and some of the buckshot struck the home instead of the deer.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:19
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Editor’s Note: In the year 1906, British Adm. Sir Jackie Fisher launched a revolutionary new type of a naval surface combat ship, reflective of his personal coat of arms motto: “Fear God and Dread Nought!” The new ship would become known as HMS Dreadnought, the world’s first modern naval battleship, and it brought about the world’s first arms race.
When HMS Dreadnought was built the U.S. Navy’s proving ground for large caliber naval weapons was at Indian Head, Md. Built in 1898, Indian Head was relatively new at the time of Dreadnought. But, as the new British battleship began eclipsing all known records for long gun accuracy in the first decade of the 20th Century and rendering the rest of the world’s navies obsolete, it was soon realized that Indian Head was insufficient to support the longer ranges of the new weaponry that modern battleships would now have to have. A new naval gun range would be needed.
It just so happened that a long stretch of fairly straight Potomac River existed approximately 20 miles downriver from Indian Head. It was located in King George County, and, when it was first built in 1918, it became known as “the Lower Station” of Indian Head.
Then, when test firing got under way in earnest and the war clouds of the First World War began threatening the shores of America, it became more familiarly known as “Dahlgren” to honor Rear Adm. John Adolphus Dahlgren, the acknowledged “Father of Modern Naval Ordnance.”
- Last Updated on Saturday, 24 November 2012 11:14
- Published on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:22
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A bronze plaque with a short dignified message will be placed at the King George Landfill as an onsite memorial to honor the war dead whose cremated body parts were treated as waste by officials at Dover Air Force Base’s Port Mortuary.
Richard Lorey, King George resident and a military veteran and member of American Legion Post 89, last week requested and received approval from the Board of Supervisors for the bronze plaque memorial to be placed near the entrance to the landfill, with a date for the installation yet to be set.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:48
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Split phase will assist drivers exiting the high school onto Route 3
FREDERICKSBURG – Starting today, a new traffic pattern on Route 3 at the intersection with King George High School (Foxes Way) and St. Anthony’s Road in King George County will separate the traffic movement from both side streets.
Previously, traffic exiting King George High School and St. Anthony’s Road onto Route 3 yielded to oncoming traffic while making a left turn. Both side streets shared a concurrent phase with a solid green ball signal to exit.
Now, each side street will have separate green time to travel straight or turn left using a combination green arrow and solid green ball.