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KG Service Authority ended year with sizeable surplus

The King George Service Authority’s most recent financial report last month indicated it would end t...

KG division hoping for a 2nd $100K school grant

Funding would go for school security equipment for Sealston and King George Elementary

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School Board adopts revised budget reflecting state funding decrease

The King George School Board last week on June 30 amended its 2014-15 budget amounts and categorical...

New voter ID law now in effect

As of July 1, Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification...

Case moves forward in KG double shooting and murder

A joint preliminary hearing in King George Circuit Court last week resulted in charges of murder, at...

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Noise ordinance nets 34 complaints

King George Supervisors last week received a planned report from Sheriff Steve Dempsey, who talked about 34 noise complaints received since a revised noise ordinance was adopted on June 4. Here’s a review of the current noise ordinance to provide context for review of the facts presented from Dempsey’s report.

Read more: Noise ordinance nets 34 complaints

County receives six bids for maintenance facility

King George is in receipt of six bids for renovations of an existing building and various site improvements at a county-owned property on US 301 that was known as the “auto auction property.”

Read more: County receives six bids for maintenance facility

County sends Notice of Default to Project FAITH

HELP Center deadline passes without start of construction

Project FAITH received a Notice of Default from King George last Friday.

The Aug. 2 letter was sent by King George county attorney Eric Gregory to put Project FAITH on notice that it failed to comply with the terms of the Deed of Gift and the Performance agreement, as amended, regarding commencement of construction of a proposed HELP Center.

Read more: County sends Notice of Default to Project FAITH

Painting fun

The King George Art Guild sponsored one week of art classes for children from July 29 – Aug. 2, at King

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Crouch seeks to appeal cemetery fraud conviction

Robert Ray Crouch — sentenced to five years in prison, fined $35,000 and ordered to pay more than $84,000 in restitution for defrauding customers of the former Meadow-Brooke Memorial Gardens cemetery in King George — has filed a notice of appeal and is seeking to overturn his convictions.

Read more: Crouch seeks to appeal cemetery fraud conviction

Prosecutor and Sheriff crackdown on crime at Walmart

When a class of high school students visited King George Circuit Court earlier this year to view the legal proceedings, 17-year-old Katie Barnum was asked what she learned during her day in court.  Her response was, “Don’t steal from Walmart.”

That would appear to be good advice.  According to King George Commonwealth’s Attorney Keri Gusmann, since the first of the year 27 people have been convicted in King George in connection with thefts at the

Read more: Prosecutor and Sheriff crackdown on crime at Walmart

Ribbons & Bow Ties celebrates One-Year Anniversary

When Mary Moore and her partners opened the specialty store in Dahlgren on July 23 of last year, she envisioned appealing to clientele who were looking for something more than the same-old-same-old items found in most gift shops. Her store, Ribbons & Bow Ties, offers specialty items for gift giving, as well as

Read more: Ribbons & Bow Ties celebrates One-Year Anniversary

HELP Center open forum provides few answers

In response to community concerns about the viability of the proposed HELP Center project, the center’s organizers held an “open community forum” last Thursday at the University of Mary Washington campus in Dahlgren.

Unfortunately, the event appeared to be one step forward and one step back in the effort to build a $8.4 million facility where multiple service agencies serving at risk individuals could be housed under one roof.

Read more: HELP Center open forum provides few answers

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