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YMCA goes to the dogs

About 20 dogs and their owners accepted the King George Family YMCA’s invitation to enjoy the ...

King George standardized test pass rates indicate noteworthy improvement

King George students’ test scores are looking up.

Virginia’s Standards of Learning stan...

Tractor Supply, King George officials move forward with development planned for Route 3/US 301 intersection

Tractor Supply’s developer has purchased the property intended for its retail store in King Ge...

Upcoming Event on the Dahlgren Trail (DRHT!)

With the completion of the trail races last month, it's time to look forward to the
next event: The B...

New school year in King George offers new focus on teen drug prevention, mental health

It’s official – the 2016-2017 school year has started in King George County.  &lsqu...

NSWC Dahlgren testing may produce very loud noise Aug. 18-19

Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone To Be Restricted During Testing

DAHLGREN, Va. - The ...

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Ribbons & Bow Ties celebrates One-Year Anniversary

When Mary Moore and her partners opened the specialty store in Dahlgren on July 23 of last year, she envisioned appealing to clientele who were looking for something more than the same-old-same-old items found in most gift shops. Her store, Ribbons & Bow Ties, offers specialty items for gift giving, as well as

Read more: Ribbons & Bow Ties celebrates One-Year Anniversary

HELP Center open forum provides few answers

In response to community concerns about the viability of the proposed HELP Center project, the center’s organizers held an “open community forum” last Thursday at the University of Mary Washington campus in Dahlgren.

Unfortunately, the event appeared to be one step forward and one step back in the effort to build a $8.4 million facility where multiple service agencies serving at risk individuals could be housed under one roof.

Read more: HELP Center open forum provides few answers

Spotsylvania man arrested for March shootings in Dahlgren

The King George County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Spotsylvania man in connection with a double shooting at the China Garden Restaurant in Dahlgren on March 9 that wounded two King George men.

Read more: Spotsylvania man arrested for March shootings in Dahlgren

Techno Dragons and Nature’s Fury

Chief Dixon and fireman Mike Irbine with the KG Techno Dragons Robotics Club. Club members shown are Cody Dickerson and his brother, James Ponton, Dylan Rorrer, Ryan Rorrer and Cassidy Newman with coach Max Lupton.

Read more: Techno Dragons and Nature’s Fury

King George wants answers: Attorney asks for details on financial viability of proposed HELP center

King George’s county attorney, Eric Gregory, has asked for a “detailed report specifying Project FAITH’s plan to comply with the terms of the Deed and Agreement, including financing and construction timelines” in regard to the proposed HELP Center.

Read more: King George wants answers: Attorney asks for details on financial viability of proposed HELP center

Background on Proposed HELP Center

Phyllis Cook

(This is a companion article to one elsewhere in this issue that highlights a July 1 letter from the King George County to Project FAITH requesting financial and other details in regard to the viability of the HELP Center proposed project.)

Project FAITH’s proposal is to construct an $8.4 million HELP Center facility to house some government agencies and non-profits to provide services to low and moderate income individuals.

The governmental and non-profit service providers listed in the recent unsuccessful application for a $700,000 federal block grant are King George Free Clinic, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, New

Read more: Background on Proposed HELP Center

There’s another one?

The Dirty Lion Mud Run, held Saturday at Eagle Bay in King George, drew the rugged individualists who charged through the obstacles, and the teams who banded together for encouragement and support. Some teams had their own team shirts for the event, including these two ladies.  Their expressions show the reaction many competitors had when they succeeded in climbing one eight-foot wall only to discover ... there was another right beyond it!

Jessica Herrink

HELP Center passed over for CDBG funding

Project FAITH’s proposed HELP Center project has been passed over again by the state in the latest round of competitive grant applications funded this week by the Department of Housing & Community Development.

Read more: HELP Center passed over for CDBG funding

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