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Judges’ verdict: New courthouse needed in KG

Two judges came to a verdict last week in King George and pronounced the need for a new courthouse in King George County.

Read more: Judges’ verdict: New courthouse needed in KG

Regional officials gather to discuss health care facility options

The need for a freestanding emergency room in King George was outlined and stressed at a regional meeting of stakeholders, elected officials and health care providers on July 11 in King George.
But the high cost of construction and staffing such a facility required by industry regulations could be out of reach.

Read more: Regional officials gather to discuss health care facility options

Pending fracking rules to tighten for N. Neck

King George County attorney Eric Gregory provided a brief update to the county Board of Supervisors on June 7 on the status of the state’s review process for its oil and gas drilling regulations under revision by the Virginia

Read more: Pending fracking rules to tighten for N. Neck

Brabo unveils vision for economic development in King George County

King George Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Ruby Brabo unveiled her vision for the county’s future and its economic development at an annual business appreciation event on May 18 in front of a crowd of about 125 business leaders.

Read more: Brabo unveils vision for economic development in King George County

School Board makes cuts to meet budget

Raises still included for some
The King George County School Board approved a list of reductions to cut from their proposed 2016-17 budget request to match the actual appropriation amount approved by the King George County Board of Supervisors.
Superintendent Rob Benson said the governing body had approved $40,021,460 for the School Board operating fund budget for 2016-17. The amount was $574,903 less than the amount requested.  

Read more: School Board makes cuts to meet budget

KG Supervisors agree to allow beekeeping in residential zones

Yolanda Williams successfully persuaded the King George County Board of Supervisors to consider allowing backyard beekeeping with up to 10 hives in Residential zoning. That was back on March 15. The board directed the request be sent to the Planning Commission to explore the issue and provide a report.

Read more: KG Supervisors agree to allow beekeeping in residential zones

King George approves $43,000 for feasibility study for wastewater treatment plant

The King George Board of Supervisors authorized a purchase order in the amount of $43,000 for Draper Aden Associates to provide preliminary engineering services associated with the feasibility of proposals to decommission Oakland Park and Purkins Corner wastewater treatment plants. The idea is to instead convey flows the Hopyard wastewater treatment plant.

Read more: King George approves $43,000 for feasibility study for wastewater treatment plant

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