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YMCA’s Bright Beginnings helps kids start school year right

YMCA’s Bright Beginnings helps kids start school year right

The King George YMCA held its annual Bright Beginnings event last week to help dozens of deserving k...

King George AM Bus Routes - 2015-2016

King George AM Bus Routes - 2015-2016

KG holds 5th Annual National Night Out

KG holds 5th Annual National Night Out

The King George Sheriff’s department hosted its fifth annual ‘Night Out’ against c...

VDOE seeking input from parents on school performance ‘report cards’

The Virginia Department of Education is asking parents and other members of the public what changes ...

Summer holiday winding down for King George students

The lazy days of summer continue all the way through August for most, but not this year for students...

Boyd takes reins as principal at King George High School

Boyd takes reins as principal at King George High School

Jesse Boyd has been named as the new principal of King George High School.
The school board approved...

 

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KG Service Authority ended year with sizeable surplus

The King George Service Authority’s most recent financial report last month indicated it would end the year with a sizeable surplus, estimated at $172,998.

Those year-end figures for 2013-14 will be finalized following an annual audit to be performed this fall and released later this calendar year.

Read more: KG Service Authority ended year with sizeable surplus

New voter ID law now in effect

As of July 1, Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification (ID) at the polls in order to vote.

Virginia’s new photo ID requirements also apply to absentee voters who vote in-person in elections ahead of Election Day.
The requirement is a result of a new law that was enacted by the state’s General Assembly over a year ago and signed into law by former Governor Bob McDonnell.

Read more: New voter ID law now in effect

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, attempted murder, and the use of a firearm during the commission of a felony going to a grand jury against Tennage Michel Shanks of King George and Anthony William Goodman of Upper Marlboro, Md.

Read more: Case moves forward in KG double shooting and murder

County Landfill gets VEEP Award

At a small ceremony Monday, June 23, Thomas Cue of Waste Management and his managerial staff received the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program award from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Accepting the award were Luke Ohler of Waste Management, and county employees, Bridgid Maciejewski and Jeff Jenkins.

Read more: County Landfill gets VEEP Award

State struggles with budget problems affect area Circuit Courts

As the Virginia General Assembly and Gov. Terry McAuliffe struggle with a months-long budget stalemate, no one is watching more closely than King George Circuit Court Clerk Vic Mason and his colleagues across the 15th Judicial Circuit.

Read more: State struggles with budget problems affect area Circuit Courts

County fracking info session this week

The King George Board of Supervisors will hold a fracking information session for the community this week on June 12, 7-9 p.m., at King George High School.

The information session will be a town hall-style meeting beginning with presentations and ending with questions submitted from the audience.

Read more: County fracking info session this week

KG Parks & Rec. 9th Annual Catch a Fish Day

On Friday May 30 over 60 children, their parents, grandparents and/or siblings came out for King George County Parks and Recreation’s 9th Annual “Catch A Fish Day”. This event is an opportunity for parents and children to spend quality time in a fun setting; and for youth participants a chance to fish and win prizes.

Read more: KG Parks & Rec. 9th Annual Catch a Fish Day

County files legal response to Project Faith’s counterclaim for $300K

King George County recently filed its legal response to an amended counterclaim by Project Faith, Inc.  Another court hearing, the case’s third, is expected to be set for later this summer for lawyers on both sides to argue their cases.

Read more: County files legal response to Project Faith’s counterclaim for $300K

 

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