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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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Oil leasing continues as exploration projected about three years from now

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.

Read more: Oil leasing continues as exploration projected about three years from now

Fatal accident closes Rt. 3

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.

Not such hallowed ground:

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

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Dominion makes application for “Dahlgren Project” line

 


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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

Read more: Dominion makes application for “Dahlgren Project” line

Election Day: Do you know who’s on your ballot for local offices?

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.

Read more: Election Day: Do you know who’s on your ballot for local offices?

Supervisor candidates file latest campaign finance reports

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.

RHOTEN FINED

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

Read more: Supervisor candidates file latest campaign finance reports

From STEM comes the future tree of knowledge

 

STEM.
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

Read more: From STEM comes the future tree of knowledge

Candidates report campaign funds

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.

Read more: Candidates report campaign funds

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