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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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Basketball beats

The Potomac Drummers, led by teacher Mr. Elmore, beat out a rhythm at the fourth annual “Best of the Best” Basketball Showdown, held at King George High School on Feb. 28. The event is a fundraiser for KGHS PTSA and the proceeds go toward scholarships for graduating seniors. Each of the five county schools participated, along with an alumni team. The KG Steppers, the high school Drill Team, KGES band and KGHS Chorus also provided entertainment for the event.

Photo courtesy of Kristin Tolliver

Sheriff seeks suspects in Dahlgren shooting

The King George Sheriff’s office is seeking two men in connection with shootings that occurred late Saturday when a private party at the China Garden Restaurant in Dahlgren turned into a melee than spilled out into the parking lot. Shots were fired outside and two men were injured.

“I thought it was fireworks at first,” said Jay Thomas, a Dahlgren man who lives near the restaurant. “Then I heard a repetitive bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang.”

Read more: Sheriff seeks suspects in Dahlgren shooting

Sheriff’s Dept. looking for stolen wood chipper

The King George County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the help of the public in locating a large orange wood chipper that belongs to Asplundh Tree Service. The wood chipper was taken from a work site along Route 3 during a long weekend in February.

Lt. Monty Clift of the sheriff’s department said the wood chipper was left hooked up to a Asplundh truck while the crew returned home for the weekend. “Sometime between Feb. 21 and Feb. 25, someone unhooked the chipper from the truck, hooked it to another vehicle and drove off.”

Read more: Sheriff’s Dept. looking for stolen wood chipper

Cowgirl up!

The 4-H display at the King George Home and Craft Show included a western saddle on a wooden horse. Carmen Contreras was one of many kids who took a ride on the ponly. Lori Deem (second from right) encourages Carmen to wave her cowboy hat as Wilma Ward (far left) and Sandi Hughes (right), Carmen’s grandmother, look on. Ward works for School Board also with the 4-H horse and pony club.

Project FAITH gets extension for HELP Center

King George Supervisors last week approved an extension request by Froncé Wardlaw on behalf of Project FAITH’s proposed HELP Center on a split vote, 3-2.  

At last week’s meeting on Feb. 19, Cedell Brooks, Ruby Brabo and John LoBuglio voted in favor of granting an extension for commencement of construction to Aug. 1, with Chairman Dale Sisson and Joe Grzeika voting against any extension.

Read more: Project FAITH gets extension for HELP Center

New ATV’s for Sheriff’s Department courtesy of Fire Dept.

Two new All Terrain Vehicles have been received by the King George County Sheriff’s Department courtesy of the King George Department of Fire and Rescue. “We are very thankful for their help,” said King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey.

Read more: New ATV’s for Sheriff’s Department courtesy of Fire Dept.

King George board briefs

REASSESSMENT
At a meeting on Feb. 5, Supervisors were told by Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal Field Supervisor Jonathan Larsen that at that point, 5,028 properties in the county had been visited, with about 7,900 left to go. He said this phase of the project is to make sure the physical data they have on each property is correct, such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms, size of garage, etc.  

Read more: King George board briefs

making friends with Sparky the Fire Dog

The students of Peace Christian Preschool recently visited King George Fire and Rescue where they learned about fire safety, saw a firefighter in full gear, toured the trucks and met Sparkie, the Fire Dog.  Pictured is the Tuesday/Thursday class along with Sparky.  Peace is currently enrolling for Fall 2013 classes.


Photo submitted by Connie Tanner

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