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Tension between supervisors, school board in the past

There was a time when the King George Board of Supervisors and King George School Board didn’t get a...

County wants new rules for oil, gas drilling

The King George board of supervisors  wants the planning commission to review the county’s ordi...

King George meeting smoothes budget fight

The King George Board of Supervisors and the School Board had a productive meeting last week to disc...

2 KG County men killed in crash

Two King George men – an uncle and his nephew -- were killed Aug. 22 when the van they were driving ...

Supervisors set to talk money, fracking Thursday

The King George Board of Supervisors has a jam-packed special meeting this week, including talks wit...

McAuliffe to dedicate new campsite

McAuliffe to dedicate new campsite

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be in King George at 9 a.m. Aug. 22 to dedicate a new ‘canoe-in’ campgroun...

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Make way for the Blue Knights!

On Saturday, at the Sheetz service station, Captain Holmes of the Essex County Police Department, and Blue Knights International Motorcycle Club led over 100 law enforcement motorcycle enthusiasts through King George in their first annual poker-run.

Read more: Make way for the Blue Knights!

Dahlgren Heritage Museum to hold first events in October

After planning and fundraising for several years, the long- awaited Dahlgren Heritage Museum is preparing to hold its first events and begin its mission to tell the story of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren.

“We have a terrific story to tell, an incredible story of innovation,” said Ed Jones, President of the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation.

Read more: Dahlgren Heritage Museum to hold first events in October

Donations welcomed!

Kristen Hornbaker, Ashley Perkins, Matthew Green, Jesse Jones and Josie Altman represented the KGHS Class of 2015 selling baked goods Saturday at the Farmers’ Market to raise funds for this year’s prom.

Read more: Donations welcomed!

Service Authority capital projects

Fairview Beach well and water tank projects, and Dahlgren WWTP upgrade going forward

The King George Service Authority board last week approved an updated 2014-18 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) totaling $6,612,500 over the next five years as a planning guide for upgrades to the water and waste water facilities for the current year and future years.

Read more: Service Authority capital projects

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.

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

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.

Read more: Back-to-school shopping

Bethany Dempsey and Lauren White laid to rest

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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.

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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.

Read more: Bethany Dempsey and Lauren White laid to rest

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