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Planning commission weighs options to deal with fracking

The King George Planning Commission agreed Dec. 9 to give three options to the board of supervisors ...

School board: Higher pay for teachers now

KG needs to be more competitive with other divisions, officials say

The King George School Board di...

Ho-Ho-Holiday fun for all

Ho-Ho-Holiday fun for all

The King George County Historical Society hosted its first annual Christmas Festival Dec. 7 outside ...

County hopes rebar firm spurs growth

County officials hope their deal with Commercial Metals Company is just the beginning of the expansi...

Students show off their holiday spirit

Students show off their holiday spirit

Collect, distribute food locally
On Nov. 23, FFA advisor and King George High School agriculture and ...

KG officials ready to OK rebar company plan

The King George Board of Supervisors is expected to OK Commercial Metals Company’s plan to invest $1...

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Voter rolls surging in King George

Registration deadline is Oct. 15 for Nov. 6 election

With the voter deadline less than a week away, the number of King George residents registered to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election totals more than the number registered for voting in the Presidential election four years ago.

With a few days still left to register through Monday, Oct. 15, the registrant count is 15,020 voters, as of close of business last Friday, Oct. 5.  That tops the number of 13,453 voters who had registered by the deadline four years ago for that historic Presidential election.

Regarding the current number of registered voters, King George Registrar Lorrie Gump told The Journal last Friday, “I went back to Jan. 2, 2012, and the registrant count was 14,367. So, even with the big purge that was done back in March, we have increased our voter rolls by 653 from January to today.”

Purging is the term used to remove the names of ineligible voters from the official list of registered voters for such reasons as death, moving from election district and conviction of a felony.

Read more: Voter rolls surging in King George

VDOT puts hold on property acquisition for Dahlgren Road/Owens project

At last week’s meeting of the King George Board of Supervisors, David Brown, Northern Neck Residency Administrator, provided an update on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) project for the Owens intersection on Dahlgren, saying acquisition of right-of-way is on hold.

Brown added that VDOT is considering reducing some of the right-of-way impacts along the length of the project. He also told the board that staff is working on addressing the other comments received from the county. 

Read more: VDOT puts hold on property acquisition for Dahlgren Road/Owens project

Bittersweet and emotional tribute at KG landfill draws large crowds, national media

King George—On Sunday, what could have been mistaken for a White House Rose Garden event, complete with a podium, notable guests flanked by a speaker system, a band, American flags, 80 white chairs for special guests, a line of news cameras, reporters and photographers and hundreds of standing audience members, was in actuality a memorial.  However, unlike the meticulously executed memorial services Americans have come to expect for fallen Iraq and Afghanistan American service members, this ceremony lacked the support of the United States Department of Defense.  The memorial was held at the King George Landfill where hundreds of 

Read more: Bittersweet and emotional tribute at KG landfill draws large crowds, national media

High speed chase leads to accident, manhunt

 

Shortly after 9:30 Tuesday morning a routine traffic stop lead to a high-speed pursuit through downtown King George, almost ending in a tragedy and ultimately leading to a manhunt, leaving much of the area in shock.

“It was like in a movie,” Rosie Vandeusen, a witness, said.

Read more: High speed chase leads to accident, manhunt

Accident reports for Dahlgren Rd.

There are at least three separate accident report compilations floating around from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and/or King George, each gathered to provide information about Dahlgren Road in regard to a planned $4.1 million project whose completion is now considered to be up in the air.

The VDOT project is planned to widen a portion of Dahlgren Road (Route 206) at the intersections with Owens Drive (Route 624) and Windsor Drive (Route 218). It calls for acquisition of land from at least 30 property owners, taking some large and small swaths of land from businesses and residences, many to within three-feet of their front doors. 

Read more: Accident reports for Dahlgren Rd.

Funeral

 

Sharon B. Zwicker of King George was laid to rest Friday, August 24, at Historyland Memorial Park with full honors. 

Deputy killed in Fatal Car Crash

 

The first woman deputy to serve on the King George County Sheriff’s Department force was killed last Sunday in a fatal car crash.  Sharon B. Zwicker, 54, of 11217 Pine Hill Rd. was declared dead at the accident scene after her 2000 Saturn station wagon collided with a 2005 Nissan Altima at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 301 and Route 623 in King George.

According to King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey, Zwicker was a master deputy and a school resource officer.

Read more: Deputy killed in Fatal Car Crash

Getting ready for start of school year

 

School open houses for next week

King George schools are readying for the start of the new school year which begins on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day.

The division is in the midst of a busy nine days of in-service training for teachers and other staff which began this week on Monday, Aug. 20, with two days of orientation devoted to teachers new to the King George division. 

Read more: Getting ready for start of school year

 

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