- 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.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2011 15:30
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Rhoten’s filings are inconsistent
The latest financial filing for candidates in next week’s election on Nov. 8 was due this week on Monday, Oct. 31. This week’s financial report was to provide details from candidates on their spending and contribution activity for the period of Oct. 1-26.
Robert Rhoten handed in his late filing for the previous reporting period that was due on Oct. 17, with it signed and post-dated as Oct. 18. He also paid his late filing fine of $100.
His completed filing for that previous reporting period has some interesting notations, including a new expenditure of
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:21
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The acronym equates to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and from STEM is the hope of a future tree of knowledge for the greater Fredericksburg area high schools.
King George High School will be among that hoped-for orchard of STEM schools, and should have an advantage of drawing from a pool of science and technological talent from the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. As well, the new distance learning facility of the University of Mary Washington and associated colleges and universities
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2011 22:39
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Rhoten missed Oct. 17 filing deadline
The latest financial filing for candidates in the Nov. 8 election was due this week on Monday, Oct. 17. Of the five candidates running for a seat on the King George Board of Supervisors, Robert Rhoten missed the filing deadline for the period beginning Sept. 1 and ending Sept. 30 for contributions, expenditures and loans.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 00:00
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Strands motorists in King George, Westmoreland
Inspecting the damage where the bridge on Rt. 205 at Rosier Creek has been washed away.
Erosion at Colonial Beach after the deluge.
Law enforcement stopped traffic on Route 3 near the Westmoreland/King George county line.
Torrential rainfall over the past week took out two main road arteries connecting King George County to Westmoreland County as portions of both State Rt. 3 and Rt. 205 (Ridge
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 18:02
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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