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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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High speed chase leads to accident, manhunt

 

Shortly after 9:30 Tuesday morning a routine traffic stop lead to a high-speed pursuit through downtown King George, almost ending in a tragedy and ultimately leading to a manhunt, leaving much of the area in shock.

“It was like in a movie,” Rosie Vandeusen, a witness, said.

Read more: High speed chase leads to accident, manhunt

Accident reports for Dahlgren Rd.

There are at least three separate accident report compilations floating around from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and/or King George, each gathered to provide information about Dahlgren Road in regard to a planned $4.1 million project whose completion is now considered to be up in the air.

The VDOT project is planned to widen a portion of Dahlgren Road (Route 206) at the intersections with Owens Drive (Route 624) and Windsor Drive (Route 218). It calls for acquisition of land from at least 30 property owners, taking some large and small swaths of land from businesses and residences, many to within three-feet of their front doors. 

Read more: Accident reports for Dahlgren Rd.

Funeral

 

Sharon B. Zwicker of King George was laid to rest Friday, August 24, at Historyland Memorial Park with full honors. 

Deputy killed in Fatal Car Crash

 

The first woman deputy to serve on the King George County Sheriff’s Department force was killed last Sunday in a fatal car crash.  Sharon B. Zwicker, 54, of 11217 Pine Hill Rd. was declared dead at the accident scene after her 2000 Saturn station wagon collided with a 2005 Nissan Altima at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 301 and Route 623 in King George.

According to King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey, Zwicker was a master deputy and a school resource officer.

Read more: Deputy killed in Fatal Car Crash

Getting ready for start of school year

 

School open houses for next week

King George schools are readying for the start of the new school year which begins on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day.

The division is in the midst of a busy nine days of in-service training for teachers and other staff which began this week on Monday, Aug. 20, with two days of orientation devoted to teachers new to the King George division. 

Read more: Getting ready for start of school year

Three fire calls on the same block kept crews busy

A series of three fires that burned on Gambo Creek Road off Owens Drive in Dahlgren have investigators looking for a cause.  

The first 911 call for a fire was received at 8:56pm on Thursday, August 9.  According to Captain Steven T. Lynd, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for the King George County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services, the first of eight fire units arrived at 9:08pm and found that a wooded area behind several homes was burning. 

According to Lynd, no structures were endangered and there were no injuries.  Firefighters cleared the scene at 10:39pm.

Read more: Three fire calls on the same block kept crews busy

VSP Investigates Fatal Crash King George County

A King George resident is dead following a two vehicle crash on Route 301 at the intersection of Route 623 in King George County.

At 2:48 p.m., Aug. 19, 2012, Virginia State Police responded to the crash scene after the driver of a  2000 Saturn station wagon failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign and was struck by the driver of a 2005 Nissan Altima.  The impact caused the Saturn to overturn before coming to rest. 

The Saturn was traveling westbound on Route 623 and the Nissan was traveling northbound on Route 301 at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Saturn, who was wearing her safety belt, died at the scene.  The female driver and a male passenger in the Nissan both suffered minor injuries and were assessed at the scene by emergency medical technicians.  They were also wearing their safety belts.

Read more: VSP Investigates Fatal Crash King George County

A summer of cookbooks

The summer of 2012 has produced a number of beautiful, exciting cookbooks which The Journal has been privileged to receive in hopes of a good review. The five cookbooks are all worth reviews, their themes and recipes could keep many readers busy perusing them for the next several months. The series of reviews which follows is done with the anticipation that many of our readers will want to obtain these books and enjoy the recipes.

First on the list, of course, is the Fields to Tables cookbook produced as a fund raiser for the King George Farmers Market. If you haven’t purchased your copy, stop at the Market this Saturday and get yours. They book is only $10. It is no secret that area cooks are some of the best around and the recipes in this cookbook give you some reason to know why this is so.

To make the book reflect the local growing seasons, the book is separated into Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and All Seasons. Starting in the spring you will find recipes for greens and early fruits such as Deb Chappell’s Spinach and Strawberry Salad.

If you have more young spring peas than you know what to do with, Cindy Sexton’s Artichoke and Green Pea salad will fill the bill.

Come summer you can make fresh Blueberry Syrup for your French toast or try the Fruit Pizza, by Jessica Taylor, which looks especially good. Whoever thought a crust would be made of almond flour, chopped dates, pecans and apple juice? Certainly not this writer.

Read more: A summer of cookbooks

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