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Commission to examine local fracking rules

The King George Planning Commission soon will begin its review and analysis of the county’s zoning o...

Sealston girl, 12, is doing her part  to make a difference in animals’ lives

Sealston girl, 12, is doing her part to make a difference in animals’ lives

This past Saturday, Oct. 25, was National Make a Difference Day, a day when volunteers from across t...

Project Faith wants $300K from county

Attorney says group will give land back for that amount
Project Faith Inc., wants $300,000, or “any r...

Size of county’s debt not a concern, officials say

Size of county’s debt not a concern, officials say

Call it the great debt debate.
No one disputes King George has about $91.3 million in capital debt; t...

Parish celebrates 300TH in style

Parish celebrates 300TH in style

The Hanover-with-Brunswick Episcopal Parish celebrated its 300th anniversary with a celebration Oct....

Schools eye more competitive teacher pay

The King George School Board has been given options for adjusting its teacher salary scale to make i...

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Rumor of ‘violent act’ at KGHS unfounded

Rumor of ‘violent act’ at KGHS unfounded - Investigation continues
Superintendent Rob Benson is addressing fears for student safety in King George in the wake of so-far unfounded rumors circulating about a ‘violent act’ said to be planned for Dec. 21 at King George High School (KGHS).

Read more: Rumor of ‘violent act’ at KGHS unfounded

King George man sentenced to 15 years for heroin distribution

A King George man who sold heroin to an undercover informant on three separate occasions, while working for a private contractor who was constructing the new sheriff’s office, has been sentenced in King George Circuit Court to 15 years in prison, with 11 years suspended.

Read more: King George man sentenced to 15 years for heroin distribution

Wildlife Center of Virginia released bald eagle in King George

Ed Clark, Executive Director of The Wildlife Center of Virginia, is headed over to the release site with the mature bald eagle.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, released a bald eagle on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Land’s End Wildlife Management Area, near Port Conway in King George, Virginia.

Read more: Wildlife Center of Virginia released bald eagle in King George

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.

 

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