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Commission nixes draft fracking regs

The King George Planning Commission voted to recommend that the board of supervisors not approve pro...

Service Authority to discuss water and sewer rate increases

King George Service Authority will discuss specifics on proposed rate increases during special budge...

Ward, Blazer teaching vital skills to KG High School Junior Builders

Ward, Blazer teaching vital skills to KG High School Junior Builders

Charles Ward and Ray Blazer are changing futures of King George High School students by teaching the...

Planning Commission to consider draft fracking regulations at public hearing

The King George Planning Commission will hold public hearings next week on proposed ordinance amendm...

King George budget approved, real estate tax rate to rise

The King George Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a $70 million budget for 2015-16 that ...

King George rezones property for Commercial Metals Company

The King George Board of Supervisors approved rezoning 38.62-acres from agricultural to industrial u...

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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

Davis elected School Board’s 2013 chairman

John Davis was elected as chairman of the King George School Board for 2013.

The short organizational meeting where the action took place was last week on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Kristin Tolliver was voted vice chairman, with both elected unanimously.

Read more: Davis elected School Board’s 2013 chairman

Ralph Bunche committee homework due next week

The members of the Ralph Bunche advisory committee, established by the Board of Supervisors last August 2012, each have a homework assignment due at next week’s monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 7.

Read more: Ralph Bunche committee homework due next week

VDOT’s promises on Dahlgren Road/Owens improvements

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reiterated some of its numerous promises made by the agency last month regarding changes it plans to make to the Dahlgren Road (Route 206) intersection at Owens Road (Route 624) and Windsor Drive (Route 218).

Read more: VDOT’s promises on Dahlgren Road/Owens improvements

Redesign plan for central vehicle maintenance facility

Supervisors liked a design concept plan for a future central vehicle maintenance facility on the east side of US 301 (James Madison Parkway), about a half-mile south of the intersection with Route 3 (Kings Hwy).

Read more: Redesign plan for central vehicle maintenance facility

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

 

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