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Service Authority proposes $5 million budget for 2015-16

Rate increases to be explored next week on April 14

The King George Service Authority will consider...

School Board okays $35.1 million capital budget request

The King George School Board has approved a $35.1 million capital projects request sought by
School ...

Supervisors ponder 2-cent tax rate increase

The King George Board of Supervisors may be preparing to debate its previously stated opposition to ...

April hearing date set for court hearing between county, Project Faith

King George County secured another court date in the ongoing breach of contract dispute with Project...

James Madison - King George native son, Founding Father

James Madison - King George native son, Founding Father

History buffs and area residents recently gathered at Belle Grove Plantation on the banks of the Rap...

Supervisors endorse 2015-16 budget with no tax increase

The Board of Supervisors directed County Administrator Travis Quesenberry to proceed with developmen...

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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.

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Bethany Dempsey and Lauren White laid to rest

CORRECTION:
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.

Marty van Duyne
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

HELP center responds to county letter

(*Note:  The Journal has obtained public documents cited in this matter as a result of numerous sequential requests of county officials and they have been properly provided in accordance with state law under provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.)

Project FAITH has provided a response to a July 1 letter from King George county attorney Eric Gregory that requested details about Project FAITH’s plans for proceeding with its HELP center project. But no actual financial details or project timeline was provided.

Read more: HELP center responds to county letter

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.

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