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KG division hoping for a 2nd $100K school grant

Funding would go for school security equipment for Sealston and King George Elementary

Superintende...

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...

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...

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Dahlgren Heritage Museum receives $50k donation

Dr. Rob Gates, vice chairman of the Dahlgren Heritage Museum Board introduced guests at the Dahlgren Heritage Museum event at the University of Mary Washington in Dahlgren on Wednesday, Dec. 12 honoring the gift of $50,000 to the Museum by Dominion Resources.

Ed Jones, president of the Board and editor of the Free Lance-Star, accepted the check and told those present at the event that some of the gift will be used to get the museum open and in operation. Plans are to open on a limited basis during 1213 and use the facility for forums and community events.

It is expected that the museum will also become a destination location for travelers because of its location and because the Commonwealth of Virginia will have a tourist kiosk in the building.

In attendance at the event were Senator Richard Stuart and Speaker of the House Bill Howell who helped facilitate the gift. Delegate Margaret Ransone, Dalhgren supervisor Ruby Brabo and James Monroe supervisor John LoBuglio was also in attendance.

breakfast with santa

Santa was at the King George Citizens Center Saturday morning for breakfast and a photo op with the kids. Anisha, Avannia, Treasure and Tyree pay close attention to the photographer’s directions for the perfect shot.

County begins real estate reassessment

Real estate reassessment by Blue Ridge Mass Appraisals of Staunton is getting underway in King George and will run through most of 2013.

King George is on a four-year reassessment cycle for property values, which means that when assessments are completed, they will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014. The Code of Virginia requires each locality to periodically perform a general reassessment to determine each property’s fair market value and its equalization in value to similar

Read more: County begins real estate reassessment

KG School division and county experiencing separate internet issues

The website of the King George school division got caught in a cyber attack beginning late last week, with third-party hackers believed to be clogging the web address resulting in a ‘denial of service’ (DoS).

Read more: KG School division and county experiencing separate internet issues

The snow queen at santaland

The Snow Queen, aka the Fall Festival Queen, read to the children at Santaland Saturday morning. This is the 17th year the Woman’s Club of King George has organized this event which give kids a chance to visit with Santa and select gifts for their family members that are both very nice and very inexpensive. Visitors to Santaland were lined up outside the doors of the former Post Office building on Route 3 to enjoy crafts and purchase some goodies at the bake sale.

Ralph Bunche committee to host representatives from state

A Ralph Bunche advisory committee established by the King George Board of Supervisors will host representatives from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources at its meeting next week.

Read more: Ralph Bunche committee to host representatives from state

VDOT’s latest design requires less land

editor's note: we received revised numbers, to see the correction, please press here.

Traffic light likely to be added later
The latest design for the Owens intersection on Dahlgren Road (Route 206) would acquire significantly fewer properties than originally planned, down from 24 parcels to needing six parcels for right-of-way.

Read more: VDOT’s latest design requires less land

Operation Sharehouse helps Stop Hunger Now

Set-up for Operation Sharehouse began at noon on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the King George Family YMCA. The first shift of volunteers from partner, NSWC Federal Credit Union unloaded tables from the trailer, courtesy of KG Builders Association, and set them up in half of the basketball court of the gym.

Read more: Operation Sharehouse helps Stop Hunger Now

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