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Second graders love YMCA Learn to Swim program

YMCA Executive Director Elizabeth Clark has spearheaded a new swim program that has the potential of saving lives. In an effort to combat accidental drowning in the area, the King George YMCA in conjunction

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KG Artists’ Studio Tour

There are artists in King George County? You bet’cha and plenty of them. Potters Shirley Buckler and Julie Moore are making it their business to bring these folks to the public’s attention.

On Nov. 23 and 24 from 10 to 5, ten participating artists and fine craftsmen will be opening their studios/homes to the public in the sixth Annual King George Studio Tour. Their work will be set up on display and available for purchase. Included this year will be pottery, pen and ink drawings, watercolors, oil paintings, photography, multi-media, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking and more.

More information about each artist, as well as maps to participants’ studios/homes, can be found at www.dirtybirdpottery.com.


— Submitted by Julie Moore

BREAKING NEWS for James Monroe District election for School Board.



Terence (T.C.) Collins has announced he is running as a write in candidate in this year’s election for the James Monroe District school board position.

T.C. is a Virginia State Trooper. His wife Jennifer is an Assistant Principal at KGHS and he has a daughter who is a senior at KGHS.

From T.C.: "My platform is simple and straightforward:

Read more: BREAKING NEWS for James Monroe District election for School Board.



Zombies like the Y too!

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In their annual Zombie Run, over 50 runners ran through the grounds and woods to escape being “captured” by some King George Zombies. Over 50 runners ran for their lives in the 2013 event.

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Terra Products LLC moving forward EDA to hold hearing next month on bond issuance for new business

Claude Shaffer, president of Terra Products LLC, is moving forward with establishment of his new company in King George at Dogue. The company plans to produce about 12 varieties of sand and gravel products in 40-50 pound bags to be sold at garden centers and home improvement stores, along with some small concrete products, including ‘pavers.’

Read more: Terra Products LLC moving forward EDA to hold hearing next month on bond issuance for new business

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