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King George schools to start in August

King George schools to start in August

Students in King George will go back to school after summer vacation Aug. 24.
The school board appro...

County speeding up decision on ‘fracking’

Commissioners OK accepting peliminary planning report

The King George Board of Supervisors agreed J...

Hibbett Sports is the first store to occupy shopping center

Hibbett Sports is the first store to occupy shopping center

Hibbett Sports, an Alabama-based retailer specializing in footwear, apparel and equipment, will open...

Benson wants 2-year plan to hike teacher pay

Superintendent says change will keep division competitive

The King George School Board’s budget dev...

KG schools may see $300K more in aid

Student enrollment trend so far would lead to division receiving extra state cash

While Gov. Terry ...

Cops: Woman stabs would-be robber in chest

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 mob...

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Margaret Ransone announces bid for reelection to 99th District Delegate Seat

Margaret Ransone, the Westmoreland County businesswoman and mother of two who ran a successful come-from-behind campaign to win election to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2011, has announced for reelection. Ransone is a Republican.
Ransone and dozens of supporters gathered in the rain on the steps of the Westmoreland County Courthouse Saturday to celebrate her first term accomplishments and her goals for a second term as the area’s 99th District delegate.

Read more: Margaret Ransone announces bid for reelection to 99th District Delegate Seat

Dahlgren Road intersection project gets $4.2 million in funding

A project for Dahlgren Road (Route 206) improvements at its intersection with Owens Drive (Route 624) and Windsor Drive (Route 218) has been approved for $4.2 million in funding. The project is slated to be advertised for construction later this fall.

Read more: Dahlgren Road intersection project gets $4.2 million in funding

Scouts launch

Cub Scout Pack 191 held a rocket launch Saturday, April 13, at Larry Carr’s farm.  The boys each made a rocket from kits donated by Mr. Pete Adams, and Pete provided the motors and launch pads at the event.  Each scout was able to launch his rocket twice.  


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KG Sheriff’s Office seeking suspects in armed robbery

The King George County Sheriff’s Office is seeking two men who robbed The Last Chance Tobacco Store in Dahlgren of several thousand dollars in cash and cigarettes last week.  The suspects fled the scene in a white or silver Chevrolet Spark.

According to a clerk at the store, who asked not to be identified, two males entered the small store at 4863 James

Read more: KG Sheriff’s Office seeking suspects in armed robbery

Pickleball has KG YMCA members jumping for joy

It’s ping pong on steroids, with the benefits of physical fitness, and an addictive fun aspect. Welcome to the world of Pickleball, the newest recreational sensation for youths to seniors that will have your body feeling vibrant and rejuvenated.

Read more: Pickleball has KG YMCA members jumping for joy

PAVING WORK TO CLOSE ROUTE 301 INTERSECTION

All traffic will be stopped for a 30-minute period tomorrow in King George near Naval Support Facility at Dahlgren
 
The intersection of Route 301 and Route 614 (Owens Drive) in King George County will be closed to all traffic tomorrow for a 30-minute period to allow freshly applied asphalt to dry. 
 
Traffic will be stopped at the intersection during midday. The specific time will be announced tomorrow, a minimum of 30 minutes in advance of the closure.
 
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its contractor, Superior Paving, are milling and paving southbound Route 301 this month between the Harry W. Nice Bridge and a point just south of Route 206.
 
Motorists will encounter delays on southbound Route 301 in King George tomorrow and Thursday between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for paving. A single lane of southbound 301 will be closed.

Burial of Boston Bombing Suspect in Muslim Cemetery in Caroline County

BOWLING GREEN – The County Administrator’s Office learned this morning through media reports that the deceased Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has apparently been buried in a Muslim cemetery on Sadie Lane in Caroline County.
 
“Caroline County was not consulted or given any input into the decision-making process for determining a burial site for this individual. We had no advanced notice of the decision and unfortunately learned of the selection of a burial site through the media” said County Administrator Charles M. Culley, Jr. “We would much prefer to be associated with positive news reports from the national media, but unfortunately had no say in the matter.”
 
The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Mr. Floyd Thomas and the Sheriff of Caroline County, will be holding a press conference in front of the Old Caroline County Courthouse at 3 p.m., Friday May 10.

Security concerns lead to Courthouse renovation

An extensive renovation now underway at the King George Courthouse is expected to be completed soon. Officials believe it will solve many, but not all, of the security concerns that have worried county law enforcement officers for the past two decades.

“This is an important security upgrade,” said King George Circuit Court Clerk Vic Mason. “But there is more to

Read more: Security concerns lead to Courthouse renovation

 

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