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Defensive driving on tap at KGHS

Defensive driving on tap at KGHS

Why wear a seat belt when you are driving?  Because you are four times more likely to die in a traff...

Commission nixes draft fracking regs

The King George Planning Commission voted to recommend that the board of supervisors not approve pro...

Service Authority to discuss water and sewer rate increases

King George Service Authority will discuss specifics on proposed rate increases during special budge...

Ward, Blazer teaching vital skills to KG High School Junior Builders

Ward, Blazer teaching vital skills to KG High School Junior Builders

Charles Ward and Ray Blazer are changing futures of King George High School students by teaching the...

Planning Commission to consider draft fracking regulations at public hearing

The King George Planning Commission will hold public hearings next week on proposed ordinance amendm...

King George budget approved, real estate tax rate to rise

The King George Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a $70 million budget for 2015-16 that ...

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Group looks to help homeless vets

The Fleet Reserve Association, which represents active duty, reserves and retired members of the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, will have a mid-year meeting Feb. 19-21 in Fredericksburg, including a Friday program on providing help for homeless veterans.

Read more: Group looks to help homeless vets

Sisson, Brabo will square off for at-large seat

Dahlgren Supervisor Ruby Brabo is challenging Dale Sisson for his at-large seat on the King George Board of Supervisors.
The first-term member of the  board  filed her candidate paperwork last month but has indicated she was going to seek the new job since the fall.

Read more: Sisson, Brabo will square off for at-large seat

Despite protests, school still to start earlier

There will be no change to the approved school calendar for next year.
School will start Aug. 24 and end June 3, 2016.

Read more: Despite protests, school still to start earlier

King George schools to start in August

Students in King George will go back to school after summer vacation Aug. 24.
The school board approved its school calendar for the 2015-16 school year, deciding to start school before Labor Day for the first time ever. The last day of school will be June 3, 2016.

Read more: King George schools to start in August

Hibbett Sports is the first store to occupy shopping center

Hibbett Sports, an Alabama-based retailer specializing in footwear, apparel and equipment, will open its new store at the King George Gateway shopping center on U.S. 301 this weekend.

Read more: Hibbett Sports is the first store to occupy shopping center

Benson wants 2-year plan to hike teacher pay

Superintendent says change will keep division competitive

The King George School Board’s budget development timeline likely will be kicked off by a joint meeting with the county’s Board of Supervisors at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at Potomac Elementary School.
That date was selected by the school board at its Jan. 12 meeting and was to be considered by supervisors at their Jan. 20 meeting.

Read more: Benson wants 2-year plan to hike teacher pay

Cops: Woman stabs would-be robber in chest

A King George woman is recovering from wounds she received when a 28-year-old man broke into her mobile home and assaulted her, according to the King George County Sheriff’s Department.

Read more: Cops: Woman stabs would-be robber in chest

Group helps feed local kids in need

Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch never met the “Summer Lunch Bunch.” The volunteer organization is dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of King George children during the summer break by providing a free lunch to kids who might otherwise go hungry.
This past summer, about 250 children were provided free lunches twice per week.

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