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Supervisors to develop instructions regarding fracking regs

The Board of Supervisors is slated to discuss county zoning ordinances in regard to fracking.
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CIP requests to be reviewed by King George Supervisors

The King George Board of Supervisors plans to review the Planning Commission’s rankings for this yea...

KG Board updates Tech Advisory committee

The King George Board of Supervisors added another member to a planned Technology Advisory committee...

Fracking resolution nixed

Board to request state fracking legislation  requiring environmental review prior to explorator...

Supervisors postpone remainder of School Board appropriations; call for August joint meeting

At a meeting the previous week on June 24, Supervisors had approved allocations of funding for the f...

Landfill vertical expansion explored

King George officials have been considering vertical expansion and gathering information about it si...

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Project FAITH plans community center

King George Director of Economic Development Nicole Thompson last week provided more details to the Board of Supervisors on a project being planned by Project FAITH, Inc., to develop and construct a community HELP Center.
“HELP” is an acronym for Health, Higher Education, Learning, Parenting assistance center.
Thompson pointed out to supervisors that the community center will provide comprehensive wrap-around services to families with low-to-moderate incomes.
The HELP Center will be a large office complex, planned to contain 40,000+ square feet.
Its conceptual design plan notes that the building will “combine social, economic and environmental sustainability in a visually appealing community service center with convenient public access and ample preserved green space.”

Read more: Project FAITH plans community center

Up for a polar bear swim?

The Potomac River is filled with ice all along its banks. If you brave the frigid waters for a wintry dip, remember you still have to follow the rules — no diving here at Fairview Beach!

photo by Jessica Herrink

Is it summer yet?

 

The brightly colored palm trees at Tim’s II in Fairview Beach starkly contrast the frozen waves lapping the banks of the Potomac River. Last week, temperatures stayed low, with a high of 38 and a low of 16 degrees.
Temperatures reached a high of 52 degrees and a low of 21 during the same week last year.

(Photo taken by Lori Deem) 

KG Board of Equalization begins hearings next week

Property owners can contest new real estate assessments

New real estate valuations in King George went into effect a few days ago, on Jan. 1.  
The valuations are the result of assessments completed last October by Blue Ridge Mass Appraisals.
Property owners who wish to appeal their new assessments may make an appointment for a hearing before the King George Board of Equalization.  

Read more: KG Board of Equalization begins hearings next week

New KG officials sworn in, ready to go

Chairmen, meeting dates to be decided in early January

Officials elected in November in King George are sworn in and ready to go.
Last week, Clerk of the Circuit Court Vic Mason administered the oath of office for each of the four local elected officials.

Read more: New KG officials sworn in, ready to go

King George Winter wonderland

 Unofficial reports from the National Weather Service estimated the region experienced at least 15 inches of snowfall from the weekend’s winter storm. The Christmas Eve forecast calls for a wintry mix of precipitation and freezing rain is expected Christmas Day.

KG Coyote

Kenny Triplett, formerly of King George and uncle of Chris McCall, bagged this large coyote while deer hunting with his nephew. If you ever doubted there were large coyotes running around King George, doubt no more!

Breakfast with Santa 2009

Families gathered at the King George Citizens Center Saturday morning for Breakfast with Santa. Children had a chance to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas and get their photo taken.They also had a chance to shop for gifts and play games such as Musical Reindeer, a seasonal adaption of Musical Chairs. Here they are circling the reindeer waiting for the music to stop.

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