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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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Ralph Bunche committee narrowing uses for former school building

An advisory committee established by the King George Board of Supervisors is whittling down the field of uses it intends to ultimately recommend for use of Ralph Bunche, the historic former school building.

Read more: Ralph Bunche committee narrowing uses for former school building

Lights On Afterschool at the YMCA

The King George Family YMCA Afterschool Program sponsored a Lights On Afterschool rally on Thursday, October 3 from 5-6 pm.  The rally was one of more than 7,500 such events around the nation that day, the 13th annual Lights On Afterschool, organized by the Afterschool Alliance. Elizabeth Clark, Executive Director supports expanding afterschool opportunities so that every child who needs a program has access to one, and the harm that results from budget cuts and freezes to these program.

Read more: Lights On Afterschool at the YMCA

2012 King George Fall Festival Queen pageant

The young ladies all gathered on stage in their gowns. Pictured are Kelly Simpson, Karson Buckle, Rachel Courtney, TiYanna Brown, Hailey Lawrence and Kendall Powell.

Congratulations to Victoria Bail, 2012 Fall Festival Queen, and the Kendall Powell and Courtney Calloway, runners-up in the pageant.

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Lydia Logan

Rachel Courtney

Cecilia Smith

Cameron Pelletier

Kelly Simpson

Courtney Calloway

Hailey Lawrence

 

Find photos from the pageant at The Journal's Photo Gallery.

 

KGHS artists participate in Via Colori

Fredericksburg held its annual Via Colori street painting festival, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23 from 10-5.  The students from King George High School turned out in force, completing five of the approximately 80 squares painted by artists from around the area.  

The KGHS Art Club members Katie Bailey, Genni Askin, Sara Cialan, Julie Watkins, and Emily Clark worked together to finish the square titled "Welcome to My Wonderland."  Seniors Abby Hastings and Sarah Phillips completed a square together, as did Brittney Musick and Selena Learn.  Additionally, Chelsea Hogan and Sierra Dermody each completed their own square.  As their art teacher and art club sponsor, I also completed a square.
 

submitted by Lara Klopp, Art Teacher, KGHS

Teammates crowned

Friday was a special day for Fox senior football players, Alon Clipper (left) Lindsey Armentrout (right).  They were all smiles after being crowned this year’s King George High School Homecoming King & Queen.

photo by Lisa Haas

Voter rolls surging in King George

Registration deadline is Oct. 15 for Nov. 6 election

With the voter deadline less than a week away, the number of King George residents registered to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election totals more than the number registered for voting in the Presidential election four years ago.

With a few days still left to register through Monday, Oct. 15, the registrant count is 15,020 voters, as of close of business last Friday, Oct. 5.  That tops the number of 13,453 voters who had registered by the deadline four years ago for that historic Presidential election.

Regarding the current number of registered voters, King George Registrar Lorrie Gump told The Journal last Friday, “I went back to Jan. 2, 2012, and the registrant count was 14,367. So, even with the big purge that was done back in March, we have increased our voter rolls by 653 from January to today.”

Purging is the term used to remove the names of ineligible voters from the official list of registered voters for such reasons as death, moving from election district and conviction of a felony.

Read more: Voter rolls surging in King George

VDOT puts hold on property acquisition for Dahlgren Road/Owens project

At last week’s meeting of the King George Board of Supervisors, David Brown, Northern Neck Residency Administrator, provided an update on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) project for the Owens intersection on Dahlgren, saying acquisition of right-of-way is on hold.

Brown added that VDOT is considering reducing some of the right-of-way impacts along the length of the project. He also told the board that staff is working on addressing the other comments received from the county. 

Read more: VDOT puts hold on property acquisition for Dahlgren Road/Owens project

Bittersweet and emotional tribute at KG landfill draws large crowds, national media

King George—On Sunday, what could have been mistaken for a White House Rose Garden event, complete with a podium, notable guests flanked by a speaker system, a band, American flags, 80 white chairs for special guests, a line of news cameras, reporters and photographers and hundreds of standing audience members, was in actuality a memorial.  However, unlike the meticulously executed memorial services Americans have come to expect for fallen Iraq and Afghanistan American service members, this ceremony lacked the support of the United States Department of Defense.  The memorial was held at the King George Landfill where hundreds of 

Read more: Bittersweet and emotional tribute at KG landfill draws large crowds, national media

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