- Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:23
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King George High School received recognition last week from the Virginia Department of Education for increasing student participation and achievement for Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
The announcement on Feb. 8 cited King George as one of eight Virginia school divisions, among the 367 districts recognized nationwide, by the College Board for simultaneously increasing
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 17:44
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“February for the Heart is the saying for the month at King George High School (KGHS)! Through the month of February, students and staff will be showing their support of the American Heart Association through fundraising and sweet activities! The KGHS Leadership Council, a group of students made up of all the club, class, and organization presidents and their advisors on campus, put this month’s activities in action to promote the American Heart Association and support staff and family members who have been affected by heart disease, attacks, and other ailments. A goal of $1300 has been set for the month’s fundraising efforts. That is less than a
- Last Updated on Monday, 23 January 2012 20:14
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What began as a simple gesture of goodwill, through Facebook, exploded into a viral mechanism of community empowerment. Soon after a former King George High School student posted the statement “You must be from King George/Dahlgren if (fill in the blank)” Facebook entries grew from former students remembering teachers to posting old photos of the old KGHS, currently called old King George Elementary
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 23:01
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Those old enough to remember the hit comedy series “The Beverly Hillbillies” might recall that the patriarch of the Clampett Clan, Jed, was out “shooting’ up at some food when up from the ground came a bubblin’ crude.”
Unfortunately, oil (that is ‘Texas tea and black gold’) isn’t quite that available about the Northern Neck of Virginia. But those currently seeking it believe there is some under our terra firma but getting it might be an economic gamble.
In the oil business it is called “wildcatting” and it is somewhat synonymous with putting a $50 bet on the Virginia Lottery’s Mega Million in hopes of hitting the jackpot. However, Stan Sherrill, land manager of the Shore Exploration and Production Corp., which is hunting the precious fossil fuel in King George, thinks it’s worth it.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:12
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At 10:19 a.m. Tuesday morning, Nov. 15, Virginia State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on Route 3 north of Route 610, Saint Anthony’s Road in King George.
The crash occurred when the driver of a 1995 Ford Taurus traveling eastbound on Route 3 crossed over the double yellow line sideswiping a 2006 Mazda Tribute. After striking the Tribute, the Ford Taurus struck a 2009 International Box Truck head-on. The Mazda and Box Truck were traveling westbound on Route 3 at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Ford, who was not wearing his safety belt, died at the scene. The occupants in the two other vehicles were wearing their safety belts and no injuries were reported.
Route 3 was closed for approximately three hours to allow crews to investigate the crash. Motorists were detoured around the crash scene.
The King George County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the on-going state police investigation.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:07
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Military war dead remains treated with the utmost horror
King George — The Air Force Mortuary Affairs website touts “Dignity, Honor, and Respect for the Fallen.” But at least four families found their loved one’s remains were treated with the utmost horror.
Some cremated partial remains of fallen warriors were disposed of under an Air Force medical waste provider contract and ultimately dumped at the King George Landfill.
Though a Nov. 8 news release from the Department of Defense (DOD) only indicated the remains went to a landfill in Virginia, a congressional inquiry via telephone on Nov. 15 provided verification that remains were
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 November 2011 22:17
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Dominion Power submitted its selected route and alternate route to the State Corporation Commission (SCC) for its planned 230-kilovolt transmission line to run through King George.
The application was submitted for the “Dahlgren Project” to the SCC on Oct. 26, with letters also sent by the power company to potential affected landowners.
In addition to the increasing power needs at the base, the new power line is expected to provide additional electrical capacity
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2011 22:47
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Correction: We did not mean to leave Renee Parker out of the list of candidates for the James Madison district. The information was in the story originally submitted by Phyllis Cook but it did not appear in the final version. It was an error in production, not an oversight by Phyllis Cook. We apologize to Renee Parker for the error.
There’s an election next Tuesday, Nov. 8.
You’ve seen the signs along the roads. We’ve published candidate profiles.
Now candidates for local offices in King George are in the midst of the final week of campaigning prior to the election set for Nov. 8.
But do you know who is running in your election district? See below to verify candidates you will see on your ballot for local offices in King George along with any current news affecting their candidacies.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CANDIDATES
~ JAMES MADISON Incumbent Joseph W. Grzeika is running for reelection. This week Grzeika received two important endorsements. U.S. Congressman Rob Wittman, representing the 1st Congressional District threw his support behind Grzeika. In addition, Virginia Senator Richard Stuart endorsed Grzeika over his opponent, saying, “Joe is a proven leader who does his homework and always provides a factual representation of the issue, he is one of the folks I rely on for local issues and I am pleased to endorse him.”
Grzeika also announced this week that he and his spouse, Anita, have a new grandson, Harrison, born last week. The latest birth brings Grzeika’s grandchildren to five.
S. Renee Parker is challenging Grzeika for the seat. Parker is finishing up a single term on the county School Board.