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Tension between supervisors, school board in the past

There was a time when the King George Board of Supervisors and King George School Board didn’t get a...

County wants new rules for oil, gas drilling

The King George board of supervisors  wants the planning commission to review the county’s ordi...

King George meeting smoothes budget fight

The King George Board of Supervisors and the School Board had a productive meeting last week to disc...

2 KG County men killed in crash

Two King George men – an uncle and his nephew -- were killed Aug. 22 when the van they were driving ...

Supervisors set to talk money, fracking Thursday

The King George Board of Supervisors has a jam-packed special meeting this week, including talks wit...

McAuliffe to dedicate new campsite

McAuliffe to dedicate new campsite

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be in King George at 9 a.m. Aug. 22 to dedicate a new ‘canoe-in’ campgroun...

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Auction set for Mid-Atlantic Precast

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Mid-Atlantic Precast, a business in the King George Industrial Park, is going on the auction block next month on April 24.
The King George Economic Development Authority (EDA) was informed of that last week by Economic Development Director Nicole Thompson. The news that the company went out of business last month was provided at the meeting on Mar. 8.

The business had opened in February 2009 in the midst of the economic slowdown and recently lost its final struggle to stay in business.
Pete Hastings from Motley’s Auction & Realty Group was at the meeting to explain about the foreclosure auction process.

Hastings said the auction is set for April 24 at 2 p.m. for a foreclosure sale on site in the industrial park and with internet bidding also available.

In addition to the building and property, which comprises lots 12, 13 & 14, and totals a little more than 18 acres, equipment is also being sold which includes Spankrete machines, concrete maker and mixer and a 25-ton crane.
A property tour is scheduled for April 17 for prospective bidders. Those interested can obtain additional information and learn about registration requirements by calling Hastings, 804-334-2628.

BUSINESS APPRECIATION EVENT ON MAY 16
The EDA confirmed its wishes to hold this year’s business appreciation event at the new building in Dahlgren that houses the University of Mary Washington – Dahlgren site.

The event will take place on Wednesday, May 16. The evening will again be sponsored by the EDA and the Board of Supervisors.
The location is a change from previous years when it was held at the King George Citizens Center. EDA members and Supervisors both had concurred that it would provide a chance for people to see and tour the new building in Dahlgren, next to the new Walmart.

King George officials have been saying ‘Thank you’ to county businesses with an annual appreciation event since 2004.

This one will also differ somewhat in format from the past, as it is not expected that tables will be set out, since there will be no keynote speaker.

Attendees can expect to hear welcome remarks from Board of Supervisors Chairman Cedell Brooks and EDA Chairman Glen Moore, along with a brief overview about the building from Mark Safferstone, executive director of the Dahlgren site.

Attendees will be able to mingle during an informal meet-and-greet time with ‘heavy’ hors d’oeuvres, beverages, coffee and desserts available at various stations.

Dahlgren Museum requests $90,000

King George received an 11th hour budget request this week for $90,000 wanted in the upcoming fiscal year by the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation, which is expecting to open a Dahlgren Museum in the coming year.   

But that’s not all. The Dahlgren Heritage Foundation’s goal is to do much more than merely create a museum. The group, which incorporated as a 501(c)(3) foundation 18 months ago, plans to offer visitors and county residents opportunities for education, recreation, and community forums, in addition to providing the county with its first big leap into attracting some

Read more: Dahlgren Museum requests $90,000

Defense Health Board Dover Port Mortuary Independent Review subcommittee releases report


Recommends organizational and operational changes

28 Feb 2012
WASHINGTON --  The subcommittee tasked to review operations at the Dover Port Mortuary completed their review and published an 86 page report.

The report was released by the Department of Defense today.

Retired Gen. John P. Abizad chaired the Dover Port Mortuary Independent Review Subcommittee that addressed and made recommendations concerning policies, procedures, and oversight.

The executive summary of the report states, “The subcommittee did not focus its review on disciplinary or retaliatory personnel actions that followed these investigations, which were the subject of another review.”

Instead the report indicates that the subcommittee conducted its work based on several procedural and substantive principles and adopted a comprehensive and long-term approach to addressing the systemic issues underlying the findings cited by previous investigations rather than focusing only on the most recent events.

Among the recommendations are giving the Commander of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations (AFMAO) Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) authority, placing the AFMAO on the list of centrally selected Air Force Commands, and providing the commander with special training to deal with the unique nature of the mission.

 Other recommendations are that the Secretary of Defense, in conjunction with the Secretary of the Army, should create a command position in the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System.

The report also recommends that the Secretary of the Army, as Executive Agent, should establish minimum standards of manning, training, and tour length of Service liaison teams at the AFMAO.

The report includes six recommendations regarding Command, Oversight, and Policy; four addressing Operations and Workflow for the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES); and ten addressing Operations and Workflow at the AFMAO.

New Jersey Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) who brought many of the allegations of wrong doing to light based on a complaint received from a constituent released a statement about the latest report.

“When I learned last summer that the unclaimed remains of American soldiers had been incinerated, mixed with

Read more: Defense Health Board Dover Port Mortuary Independent Review subcommittee releases report

White House responds to Dover Sub-Committee Mortuary Report

Feb. 28, 2012 (9:40 p.m. EST)

WASHINGTON --  Reporters questioned Jay Carney about the Dover Port Mortuary Independent Review Subcommittee report released today indicating that improprieties included mishandling of 9/11 remains.

But the White House Press Secretary could not verify if President Barack Obama had been briefed on the findings.

Though he could not respond to questions during his daily afternoon press briefing, Carney released a statement at 8:30 p.m. this evening.

The statement read, “We are deeply concerned about reports that in 2001, some unidentified portions of remains from the 9/11 attacks were disposed of in a landfill, and about the unacceptable handling of remains at Dover. The President has

Read more: White House responds to Dover Sub-Committee Mortuary Report

Legal complaint against Project Faith by engineer; HELP Center in limbo

There is a legal complaint against Project FAITH, Inc., Project FAITH Phase Two Development, LLC, and Angelwood II Management, Inc., that was filed last September 2011 with the King George Circuit Court by engineer and surveyor J.L Howeth, P.C., for breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Froncé Wardlaw is listed as the registered agent for all three entities named in the

Read more: Legal complaint against Project Faith by engineer; HELP Center in limbo

KGHS makes AP honor roll list

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

Read more: KGHS makes AP honor roll list

February for the Heart!

“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

Read more: February for the Heart!

Old trophies find a new home

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

Read more: Old trophies find a new home

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