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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...

S&P upgrades King George’s financial ratings to ‘AA+’

The King George Board of Supervisors got good news last week from Travis Quesenberry, county adminis...

County Landfill gets VEEP Award

County Landfill gets VEEP Award

At a small ceremony Monday, June 23, Thomas Cue of Waste Management and his managerial staff receive...

Some School meal prices set to rise

The King George School Board approved a few small increases earlier this month for some meals and as...

School Board adjusts budget to retain 2-percent raises across the board

This week the King George School Board made adjustments to its 2014-15 budget to go forward with 2-p...

 Last week when the July 9, 2014 Journal was sent to be printed, the printer's press broke and we had problems with the printed version of the 7-9-14 paper.

However, the press was fixed, and our July 16, 2014 editions are out as usual.

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New website coming to county promote economic development

Agreement for construction of gas line one step closer
This week the King George Board of Supervisors will get a preview of a new website soon to be launched to promote economic development for the county.

County Director of Economic Development Nicole Thompson is slated to provide an overview at this week’s meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15 (following our press time).

Read more: New website coming to county promote economic development

Davis elected School Board’s 2013 chairman

John Davis was elected as chairman of the King George School Board for 2013.

The short organizational meeting where the action took place was last week on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Kristin Tolliver was voted vice chairman, with both elected unanimously.

Read more: Davis elected School Board’s 2013 chairman

Ralph Bunche committee homework due next week

The members of the Ralph Bunche advisory committee, established by the Board of Supervisors last August 2012, each have a homework assignment due at next week’s monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 7.

Read more: Ralph Bunche committee homework due next week

VDOT’s promises on Dahlgren Road/Owens improvements

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reiterated some of its numerous promises made by the agency last month regarding changes it plans to make to the Dahlgren Road (Route 206) intersection at Owens Road (Route 624) and Windsor Drive (Route 218).

Read more: VDOT’s promises on Dahlgren Road/Owens improvements

Redesign plan for central vehicle maintenance facility

Supervisors liked a design concept plan for a future central vehicle maintenance facility on the east side of US 301 (James Madison Parkway), about a half-mile south of the intersection with Route 3 (Kings Hwy).

Read more: Redesign plan for central vehicle maintenance facility

Rumor of ‘violent act’ at KGHS unfounded

Rumor of ‘violent act’ at KGHS unfounded - Investigation continues
Superintendent Rob Benson is addressing fears for student safety in King George in the wake of so-far unfounded rumors circulating about a ‘violent act’ said to be planned for Dec. 21 at King George High School (KGHS).

Read more: Rumor of ‘violent act’ at KGHS unfounded

King George man sentenced to 15 years for heroin distribution

A King George man who sold heroin to an undercover informant on three separate occasions, while working for a private contractor who was constructing the new sheriff’s office, has been sentenced in King George Circuit Court to 15 years in prison, with 11 years suspended.

Read more: King George man sentenced to 15 years for heroin distribution

Wildlife Center of Virginia released bald eagle in King George

Ed Clark, Executive Director of The Wildlife Center of Virginia, is headed over to the release site with the mature bald eagle.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, released a bald eagle on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Land’s End Wildlife Management Area, near Port Conway in King George, Virginia.

Read more: Wildlife Center of Virginia released bald eagle in King George

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