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KG division hoping for a 2nd $100K school grant

Funding would go for school security equipment for Sealston and King George Elementary

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School Board adopts revised budget reflecting state funding decrease

The King George School Board last week on June 30 amended its 2014-15 budget amounts and categorical...

New voter ID law now in effect

As of July 1, Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification...

Case moves forward in KG double shooting and murder

A joint preliminary hearing in King George Circuit Court last week resulted in charges of murder, at...

S&P upgrades King George’s financial ratings to ‘AA+’

The King George Board of Supervisors got good news last week from Travis Quesenberry, county adminis...

County Landfill gets VEEP Award

County Landfill gets VEEP Award

At a small ceremony Monday, June 23, Thomas Cue of Waste Management and his managerial staff receive...

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Proposal to relax sign restrictions gets hearing next week in King George

Planning Commission to scrutinize sign amendments Tuesday, May 10

The King George Planning Commission will consider changes to sign regulations that would provide more flexibility for developers. Amendments were proposed by county staff at the request of the Board of Supervisors.

A public hearing is scheduled next week on Tuesday, May 10, to take comment on relaxing current restrictions on retail and commercial businesses and subdivisions.

The Planning Commission got its first look at the suggested changes at last month’s meeting and not all members were enthusiastic.

 

Read more: Proposal to relax sign restrictions gets hearing next week in King George

Bowie’s death prompts drug probe, 10 arrested

Prompted by the death of Taylor Bowie, the King George County Sheriff’s Dept. recently concluded an extensive investigation into a ring of prescription drug distribution.  That investigation recently yielded the arrests of 10 people, with three more persons outstanding, and the cases were brought to King George Circuit Court on April 28.

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Taylor Bowie: A life cut short by tragedy

altEditor’s note: June 29 will mark the first anniversary of 19-year-old Taylor Bowie’s death. The following is a tragic story of how a young woman, who

Bowie’s death prompts drug probe, 10 arrested

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was raised in a strong family and surrounded by supporting love, was torn apart by horrendous calamity and bad choices made with drugs and friends. Recently three of those friends — Derek Lee Brynteson, 19; Ashley Rae Morrissette, 19; and Kevin Christopher Hoover, 22 — were sentenced to six-month prison terms for possession of the controlled substance that has been implicated in her death. But while those three serve out their guilty verdicts in the case surrounding Taylor, there remains only one voice speaking out for the victim: Her mother’s.

There are no local memorials to Taylor Bowie, but perhaps there should be. A statuesque blonde with movie-star looks and a magnetic attraction, she could have been the real-life model for the Mattel toy doll “Barbie.” Popular and smart, most things would have come easy to her.

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Dahlgren 7/11 robbery suspect arrested

On 04-28-2011 the 7-11 in Dahlgren, King George Deputies responded to a 911 call reporting an armed robbery at 05:44am. Upon arrival the clerk reported a person entered the store walked around the counter and threatened her with a knife, demanding money from the register. Video provided a complete visual of the suspect. One of the deputies on scene provided a name of which was confirmed by an additional witness. Later in the morning a person went to the 7’11 and stated they heard about the robbery and stated they may have given the person a ride. That witness was able to identify the suspect from being a past acquaintance.

Lisa L. Smith DOB 6-24-70 of King George was arrested for armed robbery and is being held without bond.

King George drug arrests

On 4-27-2011 the King George County Sheriff’s Office concluded an extensive investigation into a ring of prescription drug distribution brought to light by the death of Taylor Bowie on 06-29-2010.  Ten (10) people have been arrested on a total of fifty two (52) indictments. Pharmaceuticals are the second most abused and illegally distributed drugs in the United States.

The King George Sheriff’s Office and the King George Commonwealth Attorney’s Office committed itself to this strong initiative in order to combat the rising tide of prescription pill distribution, following the death of Ms Bowie.  The three people most closely associated with Ms Bowie’s death have already been arrested and convicted and are serving their sentences.

The investigation was conducted by a Regional Drug Task Force, which includes law enforcement from Westmoreland Sheriff’s Office, Colonial Beach Police Department, Virginia State Police, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and King George Sheriff’s Office.

--Sheriff S. F. Dempsey

King George Sheriff's Office

 

New boundary lines drawn for King George election districts

The King George Board of Supervisors last week unanimously approved new boundary lines for election districts following a public hearing with only one comment from the public. The comment was in fact a clarification requested by resident John Heffernan about the proposed mapping changes.

The changes to the county’s election district ordinance were approved last Tuesday, April 19, and have been forwarded to the U.S. Department of Justice for review under the Voting Rights Act, with approval expected by the end of May.

View the adopted election district map <HERE>; View the current election district map <HERE>

Prior to the vote, Board of Supervisors Chairman Joe Grzeika commented on the process, saying, “As a

Read more: New boundary lines drawn for King George election districts

Me and My Guy Dance

Girl Scouts from the King George Service Unit were dressed up and ready to dance Saturday evening at the Hopyard Farms clubhouse. The occasion was the masquerade dance, Me and My Guy. 

The young ladies danced with their escorts, but first they whirled around the dance floor on their own.

 

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

The King George YMCA held its annual Healthy Kids Day event Saturday. In addition to providing activities for kids and their families and health information, the event included the ribbon cutting for the new playground at the Y. The goal is to get kids and their families to be active. And they were. As soon as the ribbon was cut kids dash for the playground and put it to good use.

While the kids were outside, the Potomac Elementary School African Drum Ensemble was performing in the gym. Giva Conner, PES music teacher, said the group is made up of 6th graders. Their instruments were provided by the school PTA.

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