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Project Faith loses second round in court

Clark Leming, attorney for Project Faith, Inc., lost a second round in court last week on April 9 in...

County’s legal case against Project Faith moving forward

The lawsuit by King George County against Project Faith to get back a 5.53-acre parcel of land on Ro...

School Board votes for $14,800,000 in capital requests

The King George School Board last week voted unanimously to forward a capital projects request to th...

Wertz and Ball recipients of Water Conservation District Award for Millbank Farm

Wertz and Ball recipients of Water Conservation District Award for Millbank Farm

Tri-County/City Soil and Water Conservation District selected Millbank Farm owned by Gail Williams W...

County proposes tax increases on real estate and personal property

Increase geared to pay for law enforcement and fire safety positions

The King George Board of Supervi...

Traffic Pattern Changes at NSF Dahlgren

Traffic Pattern Changes at NSF Dahlgren

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Irene leaves widespread power outages in her wake

Hurricane Irene roared across King George and the Northern Neck, creating power outages from downed trees and flying limbs across power lines, but the overall damage to most residential property was less than what the area experienced from Hurricane Isabel eight years ago.  However, there was considerable damage to the area’s two state park facilities, Westmoreland State Park and Caledon Natural Area.

As of The King George Journal’s Tuesday deadline, Northern Neck Power reported a total of 655 King George County residents without power and 3,505 still out of power in Westmoreland County.  Dominion Power outages total about 4,600 customers for the two-county area. 

All evacuees at the King George High School shelter have now left and King George County’s emergency operations center is no longer activated. Approximately 40 people sought shelter during the storm, according to King George Fire and Rescue Chief David Moody.

Damage from downed trees was widespread.  King George County emergency personnel removed more than 100 trees

Read more: Irene leaves widespread power outages in her wake

Dahlgren cat tests positive for rabies

King George sent out an alert message to citizens on Wednesday, Aug. 17, to be on the lookout for rabid animals.

King George Animal Control officers were called to a townhouse area on Creek Lane near Williams Creek on Dahlgren Road on Saturday, Aug. 13.

A cat was attacking another cat, behaving erratically, and chasing people.

Read more: Dahlgren cat tests positive for rabies

Dominion releases map of five routes for power line

Open House today at Citizens Center

Dominion Power has released a map showing the five potential routes under consideration for its planned 230-kilovolt transmission line to run through King George. In addition to the five potential routes, there are three variations and one extension.

Attend today’s Open House, Wed., Aug. 10, from 4–7 p.m. at the Citizens Center on Route 3 (8076 Kings Hwy.). Dominion Power reps will be on hand to chat with individuals and answer questions regarding the project, with displays and maps set up.

Read more: Dominion releases map of five routes for power line

Dominion to hold info meeting about new line

Dominion Power is holding an open house next week with representatives on hand to answer questions and talk about route alternatives being considered for a new 230kV transmission line to serve the Dahlgren base and King George.

Ten miles of right-of-way between 120-200 feet in width will be needed, depending on which type of tower facility is selected to carry the overhead lines. The tower facility types being considered range from 67 feet to 120 feet high.

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Next Wednesday, Aug. 10, the electric company will hold an open house at the Citizens Center on Route 3 (8076 Kings Hwy) from 4–7 p.m. 

Read more: Dominion to hold info meeting about new line

4H Technician Terry Misch’s star lights the way

King George — Two new stars have been shining in the starburst galaxy over King George and Westmoreland since June.
The new additions are part of the 4H All Stars system that has lit up the community since June of 2010 when Heritage Club 4H leader Dick Lahey of Westmoreland and multiple 4H club participant Aldyn Abell of King George were “tapped” as 4H All Stars.
And this year two more King George residents were “tapped” as All Stars and pulled into this new starburst galaxy.
Fancy’s Friends 4H Dog Club founder and leader Sue Coleman and King George 4H Technician Terry Misch became All Stars in a ceremony at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg in June.
Coleman’s star lit up part one of this series and Misch’s star will shine on this second and final part.

Read more: 4H Technician Terry Misch’s star lights the way

Grzeika joins UMW Board of Visitors

Joe Grzeika has been appointed by Governor Bob McDonnell to the University of  Mary Washington Board of Visitors.

McDonnell announced the appointment last week on July 8. Grzeika, chairman of the King George County Board of Supervisors, was one of three new appointees given a spot on the 12-member Board of Visitors of the University of Mary Washington.

Grzeika has been a member of the Board of Supervisors since 1996. He has been a King George resident since 1977. He’s self-employed as a business consultant and is a retired past president of a defense contracting business which he co-founded.

Grzeika and his spouse, Anita, have two married daughters and four grandchildren. Grzeika is an alumna of Mary Washington. He told the Journal, “I am really excited by this opportunity.” 

Read more: Grzeika joins UMW Board of Visitors

County seeks bids for Smoot Library project

King George County is soliciting sealed bids for the construction of a new 17,800 square foot addition to and the renovation of the existing Smoot Library building, which measures about 10,500 square feet.

The bid announcement was issued at the end of June after final construction plans were readied by the Smoot Board of Trustees. The architect from the Lukmire Partnership, Inc. had also worked with the county along the way to incorporate suggestions for value engineering to minimize the construction costs of an extensive addition that will spread back onto adjacent lots that were acquired by the library in the last few years.

Qualified construction companies are asked to submit bid prices to the county by the Aug. 9 deadline.

Read more: County seeks bids for Smoot Library project

New local, state election lines approved

The King George Board of Supervisors got the news recently that the county’s new boundary lines for local election districts were approved by the U.S. Department of Justice under the Voting Rights Act. In addition, new lines for state offices likewise received approval from the Feds.

This means that a lot of voters in King George will be voting in different polling places beginning with those who participate in the Aug. 23 primary to select Republican candidates for state election.

Along with that, the new state lines will shift also shift more than 3,000 registered voters from the 28th Senatorial district to the 4th

Read more: New local, state election lines approved

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