- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 14:59
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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
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 00:00
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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.
Prior to the vote, Board of Supervisors Chairman Joe Grzeika commented on the process, saying, “As a
- Last Updated on Sunday, 03 April 2011 00:29
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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.
- Last Updated on Saturday, 02 April 2011 18:19
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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.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 23:49
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The 2nd Annual KG County Basketball Tournament and Spaghetti dinner was held this evening at King George High School at 5 p.m. Teams from King George High School, Middle School, Elementary School, Potomac Elementary School and the school board office participated.
Here School Board Chairman Renee Parker and KGHS Cliff Conway go after the ball when the School Board office team took on the KGHS team.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 24 February 2011 20:59
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Westmoreland County – A woman is dead following a single vehicle crash in Westmoreland County that took place Wednesday morning, February 23, 2011. At 4:18 a.m., Virginia State Police Trooper J. L. Barrack was called to the scene on Route 3, Kings Highway, east of Route 634, Meadow Lane.
A 2001 Infiniti was traveling eastbound on Route 3, when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. The driver, Molly K. Nogrady, 20, died at the scene. It remains under investigation whether Nogrady was wearing her safety belt.
The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office assisted during the investigation.
Deceased Driver: Molly K. Nogrady, 20, 6000 block of 6th Street King George, Va.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 February 2011 00:00
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Editor’s note: Few articles have ever incited the King George community as much as last week’s Journal article telling the story of the sophomore at King George High School who was jumped in the cafeteria and suffered three fractures to his jaw. Based on public comments published on the Journal’s website, the community seems divided, with each side calling for some sort of punishment to be meted out to either school personnel, School Board members, or this reporter. Under the guise of an anonymous posting, it is easy to throw caution to the wind and rail against the perceived wrong-doers.
What is more difficult is to openly and honestly address an issue that is now before the community and to ask the hard
- Last Updated on Sunday, 20 February 2011 23:08
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Ray Celeste Tanner as Lucy, DJ Flickinger as Charlie Brown
The King George High School Theatre Department performed "You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown", February 16-19. Proceeds from the Wednesday night performance benefited agencies which work with the homeless and others requiring assistance as part of the departments "Helping Hands Project". Monies were also be collected at all other performances for those wishing to help. Additionally, the program collected canned food, packaged crackers and snacks, socks, and personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes, etc. at each performance.
The core agencies benefiting from the funds raised this year will be Micah Ecumenical Ministries, The Hope House, The Thurman Brisben Shelter all in Fredericksburg and The Haven in Warsaw.
Photo by Teri Priebe.