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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...

Group helps feed local kids in need

Group helps feed local kids in need

Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch never met the “Summer Lunch Bunch.” The volunteer...

Vandals, thieves strike at Historyland

Vandals, thieves strike at Historyland

Historyland Memorial Park was the site this past weekend of a robbery of numerous bronze vases from ...

Saying goodbye to Howard’s

Saying goodbye to Howard’s

Howard’s Bakery & Restaurant in King George has been busier than ever in its lead-up to its clos...

Project Faith claim denied by county

A claim by Project Faith Inc. for $300,000 against the county unanimously was denied Dec. 16 by the ...

A Holly Jolly time was had by all

A Holly Jolly time was had by all

The annual Holly Jolly Market brought friends and neighbors out to shop locally for unique Christmas...

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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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King George volunteer firefighters angry about terminations

These days Chief David Moody is between a rock and a hard place. The rock is county and state officials demanding tougher standards and more accountability for volunteers serving the King George Fire and Rescue Department. The hard place is the determination and anger of more than a dozen hard-working volunteers who have been dismissed in spite of serving the county for decades.

Read more: King George volunteer firefighters angry about terminations

VDOT clarifies plans for flashing signal at Dahlgren Road intersection

The Board of Supervisors received clarification it had requested on a proposal by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to add flashing beacons at or near the Owens intersection on Dahlgren Road (Route 206) as part of the planned project to add turn lanes.

Read more: VDOT clarifies plans for flashing signal at Dahlgren Road intersection

Landfill expansion to be explored

Pick-for-Pay program to begin March 1  

Waste Management District Manager Tom Cue announced to King George Supervisors at their Jan. 15 meeting that he was beginning to look into the potential for expansion of the landfill, saying it could add years to the life of the landfill and keep landfill revenue rolling into the county longer.  

Read more: Landfill expansion to be explored

Bald Eagle saved by committed trio of wild animal rescuers

Bald Eagle #12-2554 is actually a pretty lucky fellow. When he came crashing down into the yard of a King George home along U.S. 301 on Nov. 11, it could have been a life ending experience. Almost half of the bald eagles who are injured in this manner do not survive.

Read more: Bald Eagle saved by committed trio of wild animal rescuers

New website coming to county promote economic development

Agreement for construction of gas line one step closer
This week the King George Board of Supervisors will get a preview of a new website soon to be launched to promote economic development for the county.

County Director of Economic Development Nicole Thompson is slated to provide an overview at this week’s meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15 (following our press time).

Read more: New website coming to county promote economic development

 

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