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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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Thomas welcomed as new Director of Economic Development

 
Linwood Thomas was recently welcomed to King George as the county’s new Director of Economic Development. He took over the position on Sept. 30, to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Nicole Thompson, which was effective at the end of July.  

Read more: Thomas welcomed as new Director of Economic Development

Gateway Urgent Care update

The Herrink family built the Gateway Urgent Care building specifically to house an urgent care and medical offices. It was built to the specifications of the tenant, King George Medical Center, Ltd.
We learned last week that the urgent care would be closing on Oct. 18 when the company notified the King George Board of Supervisors in a letter.
We were aware that Dantra Healthcare, Inc. intended to file for bankruptcy and had already started, before the bankruptcy filing, the process of trying to find another urgent care operation to take over the facility, after notifying the bank which holds the loan.
Since the bankruptcy filing and the news that the current tenant will be closing at the end of this week, the search process has taken on a new urgency.
Despite the death of Ruth Herrink, who was instrumental in constructing the building, the Herrink family has been in discussions with companies interested in stepping in to continue to provide urgent care in King George and the surrounding area.

— Jessica Herrink

King George files lawsuit to get land back from Project Faith

Breach of contract cited, fraud and misrepresentation alleged

King George County this week filed a lawsuit to get back a 5.53-acre parcel of land given to Project FAITH, Inc., in 2012 that asks the Circuit Court to rescind the Deed of Gift and Performance Agreement, “as though the subject deed and agreement never existed.”

Read more: King George files lawsuit to get land back from Project Faith

Operation INASMUCH

At the Masonic Lodge #314, Inasmuch volunteers constructed a covered entrance to the building as part of a county-wide day of service and compassion Saturday, Oct. 5.

 

Read more: Operation INASMUCH

The KG YMCA is ‘part of the fabric of the community’

The King George Board of Supervisors was provided a substantial report on the King George Family YMCA that opened in the county five years ago.

The report to the community was provided at the Oct. 1 meeting of the Board of Supervisors by Elizabeth Clark, executive director of the King George Family YMCA since it opened, with help from a couple of her board members, David Clare and Jim Howard, giving details about YMCA programs.

Read more: The KG YMCA is ‘part of the fabric of the community’

Get energy-efficient appliances tax free

Tax holiday this weekend, Oct. 11-14

Virginia’s seventh annual Energy Star and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday returns this Friday, Oct. 11, and lasts through Monday, Oct. 14 for the entire Columbus Day Holiday weekend.

Read more: Get energy-efficient appliances tax free

Joint meeting: Hunter Field lease details among topics

A proposed lease for Hunter Field and the gym at old King George Elementary School could be one of the topics at an upcoming joint meeting proposed to take place between the King George Board of Supervisors and the county School Board. No date has been set yet.

Read more: Joint meeting: Hunter Field lease details among topics

Register by Oct. 15 to vote Nov. 5

Absentee voting available now for Nov. 5 election

Those who wish to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election have less than two weeks to do so, with the voter registration deadline coming up on Oct. 15, to register or to update registration information.

Read more: Register by Oct. 15 to vote Nov. 5

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