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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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After 35 years, ‘Moose’ retires

When Clarence W. “Moose” Dobson first took office as sheriff  35 years ago, he promised King George County citizens “24-hour full-time” professional law enforcement activity.  And he was determined to carry out his pledge despite the fact there weren’t enough full-time officers besides himself at the time to carry out the task.
“When I took office in 1976 there were only three full-time deputies,” he remembered.  “The sheriff’s department was mostly an 8 till 4 operation before then, so if you needed to call for a deputy, you had to call the scales at the weigh station or from the book until you got someone, because we didn’t have a uniformed deputy after working hours. Still, I promised the people a 24-hour sheriff’s department when I ran for office. But when the three deputies met me at the door, I realized that we would need four people for a 24-hour operation.  So we established a six-days-on and two-days-off shift beginning on Jan. 1, 1976, with myself on duty along with the other three.”

Read more: After 35 years, ‘Moose’ retires

KG government told to tighten belts for ’11-’12

King George department heads, constitutional officers and agency heads got the word last week to begin their budgeting requests for next fiscal year 2011-12 by not exceeding the budget amount they actually expended in 2009-10, the fiscal year that ended on June 30.
The school division received a separate budget guidance memo this week.
The budget direction came in a memo from Deputy County Administrator/Director of Finance Donita Harper, who added guidance from County Administrator Travis Quesenberry and gleaned from the Board of Supervisors.

Read more: KG government told to tighten belts for ’11-’12

Supervisor hospitalized

Cedell Brooks, Jr., was transported to Mary Washington Hospital last week on Monday from his home after reportedly suffering from one or more strokes.
“Cedell’s family has requested that their privacy be honored,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Dale Sisson said. “Therefore, any statement or information will need to come from the family.”
Brooks is a fixture in King George and the most senior member of the Board of Supervisors, with nearly 19 years of continuous service on the county’s governing body, first taking office in 1992.
Brooks and his spouse, Carolyn, live with their young daughter in the Shiloh district of King George, which Brooks represents as a member of the board.

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Local 4-H’ers place at state horse show


Thursday, Sept. 16 the King George 4-H’ers packed their bags and horses and headed down to Lexington, Va., on their way to compete in the biggest show of the season: the 4-H State Horse Show. The King George 4-H Horse and Pony Club sent nine girls and nine horses/ponies down there: Elizabeth Hill with Blonde By Design, Ashley Acraman with Miss Kitty, Jenna Sisson with Ruby, Aidan Phillips with Ms. An’s Last Dance, Kellen Phillips with Peppi Sli Fly, Kim Poates with Painted Jake,

Read more: Local 4-H’ers place at state horse show

School Board, BoS to hold joint meeting next week

A joint meeting next week between the King George Board of Supervisors and the School Board is expected to center on money matters.
The joint meeting is scheduled to take place next Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. in the boardroom on the ground floor of the Revercomb Building, located behind the Courthouse on Route 3.
Both boards are planning to talk about the costs and the timing for three big-ticket projects requested by the School Board.
They may also discuss a joint vehicle maintenance facility for which Supervisors plan to purchase property on US 301.

Read more: School Board, BoS to hold joint meeting next week

Walmart set to open July 10

Supercenter to be open 24 hours/day in Dahlgren at King George Gateway

King George Gateway developer Edward A. Murphy of OMZ King George LLC and owner of Realty Development Services announced that July 10, 2011, is the date set for the grand opening of a 152,000 square foot Walmart Supercenter, under construction in Dahlgren.

Murphy made the announcement at last week’s meeting of the county’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) on Nov. 10, saying the Walmart store will be open 24 hours a day.

The store will have a supermarket and pharmacy, along with home living and outdoor living areas for shopping.

Read more: Walmart set to open July 10

RFP for lease of former MS building

King George released a request for proposals (RFP) on Oct. 25 in an effort by the School Board to lease the former middle school building on Dahlgren Road (Route 206).
The RFP targets government contractors that are also trying for an award of a federal contract from the Navy to conduct Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division.
That training is planned to take place during the latter six months of 2011.

Read more: RFP for lease of former MS building

Money matters on joint meeting agenda

Supervisors, School Board to talk about PES renovations, intermediate school
Money matters will again be a topic on the next joint meeting between Board of Supervisors and the School Board, set for Nov. 30.
Both boards are planning to talk about the costs and the timing of going forward with two big-ticket projects wanted by the School Board.
The School Board decided last month to request the joint meeting agenda to center on two of their costly projects.
A discussion of a proposed $9.6 million renovation project for Potomac Elementary School will take place, along with talk about converting the mothballed former middle school building into an intermediate school starting in 2012-13.
Superintendent Candace Brown said it would take about $2,250,566 in 2012-13 for startup costs and operating the first-year of an intermediate school.
She also is estimating at least $1,351,703 for annual, recurring operating costs every year after that.

Read more: Money matters on joint meeting agenda

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