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Old trophies find a new home

What began as a simple gesture of goodwill, through Facebook, exploded into a viral mechanism of community empowerment.  Soon after a former King George High School student posted the statement “You must be from King George/Dahlgren if (fill in the blank)” Facebook entries grew from former students remembering teachers to posting old photos of the old KGHS, currently called old King George Elementary

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Oil leasing continues as exploration projected about three years from now

Those old enough to remember the hit comedy series “The Beverly Hillbillies” might recall that the patriarch of the Clampett Clan, Jed, was out “shooting’ up at some food when up from the ground came a bubblin’ crude.”

Unfortunately, oil (that is ‘Texas tea and black gold’) isn’t quite that available about the Northern Neck of Virginia.  But those currently seeking it believe there is some under our terra firma but getting it might be an economic gamble.

In the oil business it is called “wildcatting” and it is somewhat synonymous with putting a $50 bet on the Virginia Lottery’s Mega Million in hopes of hitting the jackpot.  However, Stan Sherrill, land manager of the Shore Exploration and Production Corp., which is hunting the precious fossil fuel in King George, thinks it’s worth it.

Read more: Oil leasing continues as exploration projected about three years from now

Fatal accident closes Rt. 3

At 10:19 a.m. Tuesday morning, Nov. 15, Virginia State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on Route 3 north of Route 610, Saint Anthony’s Road in King George.
The crash occurred when the driver of a 1995 Ford Taurus traveling eastbound on Route 3 crossed over the double yellow line sideswiping a 2006 Mazda Tribute. After striking the Tribute, the Ford Taurus struck a 2009 International Box Truck head-on. The Mazda and Box Truck were traveling westbound on Route 3 at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Ford, who was not wearing his safety belt, died at the scene. The occupants in the two other vehicles were wearing their safety belts and no injuries were reported.
Route 3 was closed for approximately three hours to allow crews to investigate the crash.  Motorists were detoured around the crash scene.
The King George County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the on-going state police investigation.

Not such hallowed ground:

Military war dead remains treated with the utmost horror

King George  —  The Air Force Mortuary Affairs website touts “Dignity, Honor, and Respect for the Fallen.” But at least four families found their loved one’s remains were treated with the utmost horror.

Some cremated partial remains of fallen warriors were disposed of under an Air Force medical waste provider contract and ultimately dumped at the King George Landfill.

Though a Nov. 8 news release from the Department of Defense (DOD) only indicated the remains went to a landfill in Virginia, a congressional inquiry via telephone on Nov. 15 provided verification that remains were

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Dominion makes application for “Dahlgren Project” line

 


press above image to see detailed maps of proposed and alternate routes.

Dominion Power submitted its selected route and alternate route to the State Corporation Commission (SCC) for its planned 230-kilovolt transmission line to run through King George.

The application was submitted for the “Dahlgren Project” to the SCC on Oct. 26, with letters also sent by the power company to potential affected landowners.

In addition to the increasing power needs at the base, the new power line is expected to provide additional electrical capacity

Read more: Dominion makes application for “Dahlgren Project” line

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