- Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 09:19
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The Ralph Bunche Advisory Committee had a meeting last week on April 28, and has another one scheduled for next week on May 13.
The committee is playing catch-up from some missed and postponed meetings earlier this year due to inclement weather, along with scheduling issues that have cropped up for the large membership.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 10:32
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The King George County Sheriff’s office is seeking an additional suspect in connection with a gang style double shooting last week in King George that left one man dead and another badly injured. Both shooting victims had their hands bound behind their backs when they were shot multiple times.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 09:00
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Project Faith also wants $300K+ for costs, still blames county for inability to commence construction last August
Project Faith, Inc., filed an amended counterclaim in Circuit Court against King George County last week on April 30. The county is expected to file its response to the counterclaim later this month. Another court date, the case’s third, would be expected to be set for sometime this summer.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 14:28
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Sheriff Steve Dempsey of the KGSO reports that the following incident took place on Tuesday, April 29:
A 911 call was received at the King George Dispatch office that a man was shot on Winston Place off Rt. 3. Rescue units and additional law enforcement were dispatched to the location.
A King George deputy was first on scene, and discovered a 20 year old male lying on the ground. The deputy began CPR on the victim, but was unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
A second gunshot victim was found walking around the area, and was discovered to be in serious condition. This victim was transported via ambulance to Mary Washington Hospital, and was then transported via ground transport to VCU hospital in Richmond. He is expected to survive his wounds.
The deceased was identified as 20 year old King George resident, Ronnell Johnson, who died from the gunshot wounds.
Both victims were found with their hands secured behind their backs with duct tape, according to the Sheriff's office.
The incident is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s office with assistance of the Tri-County Narcotics Task Force, which is made up of law enforcement officers from Westmoreland, King George, Caroline, Virginia State Police and the FBI.
Sheriff Dempsey said, “we are taking this incident with extreme seriousness. Anyone with any pertinent information can call (540) 775-2049. Any help will be appreciated.”
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 11:51
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Who let the dogs out? On Saturday, the parade field at the base at Dahlgren appeared to be a swarming sea of fur-bearing critters eager to showcase their athletic appeal. Labrador retrievers, poodles, pit bulls, bulldogs, great danes, and nearly every breed of dog along with their families came out to the first annual Morale Welfare & Recreation (MWR) Dog Gone Family Fun Day. From beginning to end, it was a festival of canine jubilation.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:43
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The annual King George County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Torch Run for Virginia Special Olympics is scheduled for Thursday, May 1, and, according to Deputy Sheriff Rod Shriver, it will be the biggest ever.
The three-mile run will be held on Thursday, starting at the King George Sheriff’s Office, and ending at the King George High School football field. “We are expecting 275 to 300 runners to participate,” said Shriver, who is coordinating the event.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:55
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Kids from throughout the King George community were excited to participate in the Healthy Kid’s Day Fun 1-Mile Run at the YMCA on April 12.
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Clark Leming, attorney for Project Faith, Inc., lost a second round in court last week on April 9 in King George’s case to get a parcel of donated land back from the non-profit developer due to breach of contract for failure to commence construction by a deadline last year.