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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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King George Residents: Be Alert!

Federal and local authorities warn residents to be vigilant of Suspicious Phone Calls

Anybody who has a computer connected to the Internet is vulnerable to be infected with a computer virus.  However, the risk of having a computer virus is low as long as one has anti-virus software that is current, but the rudimentary computer virus is nothing compared to a new more subtle but, according to Jeff Fritz, who works in the Verizon Fraud Control Department, “is a severe problem,” and this widespread cybercrime begins with a simple phone call.

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Crouch indicted by King George grand jury

Robert “Bobby” Crouch, of King George, was indicted Thursday, July 12, by the King George Grand Jury on 12 felony counts, seven of them for failure to deposit funds into a trust account and five for obtaining money under false pretenses. These charges were made on direct indictments. As of the filing of this story, there has been no record of his arrest.

Crouch purchased Historyland Memorial Park in September 2009. The first count on his indictments is dated for October, 2009 where he is charged with failure to deposit funds in the trust fund which is required by law.

Crouch owned the cemetery until September, 2010 at which time he filed for bankruptcy. The cemetery was then purchased at a foreclosure sale in December, 2010 by King George Cemetery Company, LLC, trading as Historyland Memorial Park which is now operating the cemetery.

In October 2010, Crouch was convicted on two felony counts by the Circuit Court of Spotsylvania County and received two three-year sentences, which were suspended on condition of good behavior and restitution.

Community Foundation Awards Grants to King George County Nonprofit Programs

 

A group of volunteer King George community leaders gathered in mid-June to choose nonprofit projects that would have a noticeable positive impact on life in our county. After careful consideration, five organizations were chosen to receive grants from The Community Foundation’s Community Enrichment Fund.

This is the second, and final, year for this special funding opportunity exclusively for King George projects. However, The Community Foundation has other funds that are open to any nonprofit in the region. The Community Foundation is also available to work with any generous King George citizen or business that would like to harness the foundation’s expertise in charitable giving.

Read more: Community Foundation Awards Grants to King George County Nonprofit Programs

King George Man Draws 5-year Term

 

A former employee at the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren drew a five year prison term and a lifetime classification as a sex offender as William Edward Pitt, Jr., 71, pled guilty last week to a multitude of counts involving the possession and distribution of child pornography.

The King George man was arrested at his Eden Dr. Home back on July 21, 2011 after a grand jury found reason to charge him last year following a lengthy state police investigation involving child porn website viewers.

Read more: King George Man Draws 5-year Term

New power line to serve Dahlgren moving forward

Virginia Dominion Power’s plan to bring a 230,000-volt transmission source and substation to the Dahlgren area of King George County is nearing its final milestone as a public hearing for the project has been set for 10 a.m. June 12 in Richmond.  After that date, if no hurdles or roadblocks crop up, the Commonwealth’s chief electric power supplier will begin negotiations with county property owners to acquire rights-of-way for 119-foot steel poles that will carry the high voltage lines.

Read more: New power line to serve Dahlgren moving forward

An adventure of a lifetime - An African safari

– The Story of an African Safari, Part II - Lake Manyara


Part II of the great adventure brings us to another amazing venue in Tanzania, the Lake Manyara area…


While traveling last summer in Tanzania, Africa, with a dozen adventurous travelers mostly from the King George and Colonial Beach area, our group had an opportunity to go on an exhilarating bicycle safari commencing in Mto wa Mbu Village (pronounced umto wambu), which is near the banks of the renowned Lake Manyara.

The scenery was stunning as we traveled through an extensive green oasis of banana groves and a thick acacia forest, then finally out into a vast open plain near the shores of Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake. Riding a bicycle where Cape buffalo, giraffe, zebras, and wildebeest roam free is daunting, but also an incredible experience. With no safari vehicle between us and

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Attempted abduction in King George

On March 29 a thirteen year old female was approached in her front yard by a suspicious group of three adult males in a vehicle at approximately 4 p.m.
The thirteen year old female was in her yard with her dog as the vehicle stopped in front of her house. The driver got out of the vehicle and went and opened the trunk of the car as the passenger attempted conversation with the young female. The passenger of the car then attempted to shake the female’s hand, as the female refused and ran to her house.
The vehicle is described as an older model box style, four door passenger car, dark green in color.
All occupants were white males, aging twenty to thirty.
If you have any information on this vehicle or the occupants please contact the King George Sheriff’s Office.

County students to attend STEM Expo in April

The Dahlgren Heritage Foundation, with support from the NSWC Federal Credit Union, is planning to send two busloads of King George County students to the biggest science festival in the country for high school and middle school students.

The Foundation, which is collaborating with the U.S. Navy to establish the Dahlgren Heritage Museum in the former Gateway Welcome Center on U.S. 301, is sponsoring the trip to the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington on April 28 and 29.  The Festival is sponsored by companies and government agencies that recruit science and technology professionals. Students will have opportunities to learn about careers in science, math and technology, talk with representatives from colleges that focus

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