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In visit to Dahlgren, Sen. Kaine says U.S. must deal with Syria

Senator Tim Kaine, meeting with officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren last week, said the U.S. must deal with Syria now that President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons on his own people.

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School Board reviews draft lease proposed for Hunter Field and gym at OKGES

School Board wants ability to terminate
The King George School Board last week reviewed a draft lease for Hunter Field and the gym at old King George Elementary School (OKGES), which is being referred to in the proposed document as the “Quonset Hut,” which is the type of construction of the gym building.

Read more: School Board reviews draft lease proposed for Hunter Field and gym at OKGES

Back-to-school shopping

On Aug. 28 over 50 volunteers took their shopping buddies to Walmart to shop for two fall outfits in preparation for the start of school. The children also received a backpack filled with new school supplies. The shopping trip was part of the YMCA Bright Beginnings program. The YMCA thanks its sponsors - Walmart, Foote Title Group, and Dr. Wendy Moore Dentistry.

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Bethany Dempsey and Lauren White laid to rest

CORRECTION:
Bethany Dempsey and Lauren White laid to rest
Community turns out to pay respects
Marty van Duyne/News Net News

Logan White, 10 lives with his father James J. White (Jay) in King George. His sister, the late Lauren Allie White also resided with her father. The information was reported incorrectly in a story in the Sep. 4, 2013 edition of the Journal.

Marty van Duyne
News Net News

Spotsylvania — An estimated 1,400 people gathered at Spotswood Baptist Church to pay their respects to King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey’s family Friday night.
The sheriff’s daughter and grand daughter, Bethany Dawn Dempsey, 37 and Lauren Allie White, 14, respectively were killed in a car crash in Millersville, Md. on Aug. 27.

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HELP center responds to county letter

(*Note:  The Journal has obtained public documents cited in this matter as a result of numerous sequential requests of county officials and they have been properly provided in accordance with state law under provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.)

Project FAITH has provided a response to a July 1 letter from King George county attorney Eric Gregory that requested details about Project FAITH’s plans for proceeding with its HELP center project. But no actual financial details or project timeline was provided.

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