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Free summer meals program for kids gets major expansion

Free summer meals program for kids gets major expansion

The King George Public School division is participating in a summer food program which enhances the ...

KG planners mull beekeeping request for residential zoning

A recommendation on whether to allow backyard beekeeping in Residential zoning (R-1, R-2 and R-3) is...

KGEF gives Excellence Awards to school system staffers

KGEF gives Excellence Awards to school system staffers

The King George Education Foundation’s second annual Evening of Excellence on May 16 was emcee...

Wolf Trap arts program lends hand to PES students

Wolf Trap arts program lends hand to PES students

Puppets add playful note to STEM lessons
Potomac Elementary School’s kindergartners had a recen...

Service Authority sets rate hike hearing

7 % increase planned beginning July 1
 The King George Service Authority is holding a public hea...

Outdoor center at Shiloh Park added to budget

Outdoor center at Shiloh Park added to budget

The King George Planning Commission reviewed a new capital project request unveiled and distributed ...

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Local Eye Dr Helping School Children with Vision Problems

A Virginia eye doctor, who saw the impact of helping underprivileged children get eye exams and glasses when he helped provide 5,000 pairs of glasses to people in Peru, will be examining children in King George County schools beginning this month and providing free glasses to those who cannot afford them.

Read more: Local Eye Dr Helping School Children with Vision Problems

Landfill pick-for-pay is popular

Waste Management District Manager Tom Cue has asked the King George Board of Supervisors to consider eliminating the quarterly tonnage cap for trash taken at the county landfill, but keeping the annual tonnage cap.

Read more: Landfill pick-for-pay is popular

Fracking issue highlighted

Fracking for natural gas and oil is on the agenda of this week’s King George Board of Supervisors meeting on Feb. 4, (following our press time) with presentations expected from three representatives from the Virginia  Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME), including a state geologist.

Read more: Fracking issue highlighted

Project Lego Mindstorm provides vision for future engineers at KGMS

The future of engineering is filled with possibilities! Thinking outside the box and taking the Lego building blocks a step farther, from a routine activity of play into the world of robotics, are the King George Middle School students of science teacher Patrick Simmons’ 7th grade science class.

Read more: Project Lego Mindstorm provides vision for future engineers at KGMS

Carlos Bell arrested in Dahlgren shooting

A shooting at the Heritage Court townhouse complex in Dahlgren has resulted in the arrest of a 25-year-old King George man. Carlos M. Bell is being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on charges of using a firearm in the commission of a felony and malicious wounding.

Bell surrendered to King George Sheriff’s officers without incident Wednesday, Jan. 15, after another man, who lived three doors from Bell, was shot. Officers who responded to the call found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Read more: Carlos Bell arrested in Dahlgren shooting

Three important VDOT projects slated for 2014-15

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The King George Board of Supervisors are being updated this week on three important transportation improvement projects slated to be undertaken within the county by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) over the next couple of years.

Read more: Three important VDOT projects slated for 2014-15

King George Elementary recognized by Va. as a Distinguished Title I school

King George Elementary School was recognized by the state last week as one of 57 Title I schools honored for raising the academic achievement of its economically disadvantaged students over the last two years.

Read more: King George Elementary recognized by Va. as a Distinguished Title I school

2013 Accomplishments & Activities – King George

It is a tradition for the King George Board of Supervisors to look back at what county departments worked on over the year.

During the board’s final meeting of the year on Dec. 17, Board of Supervisors chairman, Dale Sisson, read numerous items from a list of accomplishments and activities of the county departments over the course of 2013.

Read more: 2013 Accomplishments & Activities – King George

 

 

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