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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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New ATV’s for Sheriff’s Department courtesy of Fire Dept.

Two new All Terrain Vehicles have been received by the King George County Sheriff’s Department courtesy of the King George Department of Fire and Rescue. “We are very thankful for their help,” said King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey.

Read more: New ATV’s for Sheriff’s Department courtesy of Fire Dept.

King George board briefs

REASSESSMENT
At a meeting on Feb. 5, Supervisors were told by Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal Field Supervisor Jonathan Larsen that at that point, 5,028 properties in the county had been visited, with about 7,900 left to go. He said this phase of the project is to make sure the physical data they have on each property is correct, such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms, size of garage, etc.  

Read more: King George board briefs

making friends with Sparky the Fire Dog

The students of Peace Christian Preschool recently visited King George Fire and Rescue where they learned about fire safety, saw a firefighter in full gear, toured the trucks and met Sparkie, the Fire Dog.  Pictured is the Tuesday/Thursday class along with Sparky.  Peace is currently enrolling for Fall 2013 classes.


Photo submitted by Connie Tanner

King George County Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services continues to improve

- Public, volunteer, and staff safety is the top priority -

King George Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services continues to improve the services that it provides to the citizens and businesses of King George County.  The Department is implementing recommended best practices and procedures, based upon the Report of Findings and Recommendations: King George County Fire & EMS Study, conducted by the Virginia Fire Services Board and issued in November 2011, to provide for the public safety, and the safety of its volunteers and staff.  

Read more: King George County Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services continues to improve

Pickleball mania at the King George

The first rule of pickleball is that it has nothing to do with pickles. But its funny name hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the fastest growing sports in America and now at the King George Family YMCA.

Pickleball is a combination of tennis, Ping-Pong and badminton. Players use oversize Ping-Pong paddles to hit the wiffle-like ball over the net

Read more: Pickleball mania at the King George

Benson cuts budget draft request by over $500,000

Superintendent Rob Benson this week proposed some cuts to the current working draft budget request of $36,963,780 for 2013-14, resulting in a decrease of over half a million dollars.  

That took place at a meeting on Monday, Feb. 11.

Read more: Benson cuts budget draft request by over $500,000

Project FAITH requests extension on performance contract for proposed HELP Center

King George Supervisors are expected to approve an extension requested by Froncé Wardlaw on behalf of Project FAITH’s proposed HELP Center at an upcoming meeting.

At last week’s meeting on Feb. 5, Cedell Brooks, Ruby Brabo and John LoBuglio stated they were in favor of granting the extension, with Dale Sisson and Joe Grzeika saying they had reservations. That was the same

Read more: Project FAITH requests extension on performance contract for proposed HELP Center

“My Part in the Dream”

Ms. Conway’s second grade class at Potomac Elementary School was recognized at the Martin Luther King Jr.  Celebration on Jan. 21 at King George Middle School.  The students wrote an essay entitled “My Part in the Dream - What Can I Do to Improve My Community.”  Makayla Scott won first place and Brooke Breneman won second place for the county.


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