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School Board okays $35.1 million capital budget request

The King George School Board has approved a $35.1 million capital projects request sought by
School ...

Supervisors ponder 2-cent tax rate increase

The King George Board of Supervisors may be preparing to debate its previously stated opposition to ...

April hearing date set for court hearing between county, Project Faith

King George County secured another court date in the ongoing breach of contract dispute with Project...

James Madison - King George native son, Founding Father

James Madison - King George native son, Founding Father

History buffs and area residents recently gathered at Belle Grove Plantation on the banks of the Rap...

Supervisors endorse 2015-16 budget with no tax increase

The Board of Supervisors directed County Administrator Travis Quesenberry to proceed with developmen...

Dahlgren base land use study approved in King George

A joint land use study for the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, underway since September 2013, was a...

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Teammates crowned

Friday was a special day for Fox senior football players, Alon Clipper (left) Lindsey Armentrout (right).  They were all smiles after being crowned this year’s King George High School Homecoming King & Queen.

photo by Lisa Haas

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

 

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