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Ellie Caruthers is a Colonial Beach Treasure

Ellie Caruthers is a Colonial Beach Treasure

Residents and visitors to Colonial Beach often walk the shores of the Potomac or prowl the town’s an...

Newman returns to the Black and Gold

Newman returns to the Black and Gold

Colonial Beach School Board members are very excited to welcome back former CB Elementary School Pri...

KG Her-icanes win third straight championship

KG Her-icanes win third straight championship

 
The KG Her-icanes Travel Softball team won its third straight tournament on July 19 at the Nat...

HT Pro Watercross Liberty Cup returns to Colonial Beach

HT Pro Watercross Liberty Cup returns to Colonial Beach

Watercraft racing is more than just an adrenalin rush for Loyd Alspaugh, it’s a blend of danger, fun...

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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King George

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

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

At a meeting the previous week on June 24, Supervisors had approved allocations of funding for the first quarter of 2014-15 for schools and all county departments, with the expectation that changes wo...

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Colonial Beach

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Colonial Beach - Boil your water

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Don't drink the water, until it is boiled

Public Works Director Rob Murphy said that E-Coli bacteria has been found in a sample of the water system. It is confined to a specific area however he was not...

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Westmoreland

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Westmoreland County’s Parker Farms Supplies Produce to East Coast

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Westmoreland County’s Parker Farms Supplies Produce to East Coast

Parker Farms, headquartered near Oak Grove with 2,000 acres of produce growing along the Rappahannock River near Leedstown, is supplying almost every major food chain up and down the East Coast with f...

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Sports

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KG Her-icanes win third straight championship

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
KG Her-icanes win third straight championship

 
The KG Her-icanes Travel Softball team won its third straight tournament on July 19 at the Nationals Warm-Up tournament in Richmond.  The Her-icane ladies played well, winning their pool by...

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Area Deaths

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Marion Jeanette Yarus

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Marion Jeanette Humphrey Yarus, 93, of Dahlgren, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 14, 2014, at her home. Jeanette was born on May 17, 1921 in Prices Forks (Blacksburg), VA.

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Columnists

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Antiques Considered - July 23, 2014

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Antiques Considered - July 23, 2014

A lady in the Northern Neck inherited this Victorian sofa from her brother, who was a prominent decorator and antiques dealer.  It was in what possibly was the original horsehair upholstery, and ...

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Foxes varsity football prepare for the 2013 fall season

Shades of yesterday are but a distant memory for the Foxes. As area football teams prepare for another unforgettable fall sports season, King George head coach Jeff Smith is hungrier than ever to win a championship.

“I am a firm believer that you’re not going to be dealt the same hand every season,” Smith said. “You have to adjust to the hand that you’re dealt, which allows you to be flexible.”

It was a bitter pill to swallow for the (9-3) 2012 Foxes when Smithfield Packer running back Trevor Batten (11 carries -109 yards) ended the Foxes’ hopes of a Region 1, Division 4 semi-final, post-season win, with a seven-yard touchdown up the gut of the Foxes defense to win 21-14 in the Group AA, Region I semi-finals, with 2:44 left in the game..

It would be the final time for gridiron standouts, Jacob Baker, Austin Fisk, Deshon Brown and Alon Clipper to perform under the glow of the Fox spotlight. They passed over the threshold of King George High School last year, as part of 22 graduating seniors. For most teams, the end of a huge cycle would be devastating. However, the 2013 season is here at last, and the Foxes have already begun with a scrimmage against Grafton on Aug. 16. Life in the fast lane of smash mouth football, and highlight film upending hits is about to become a part of Friday night Fox entertainment.

While the nucleus of the Fox offensive and defensive attack is still firmly in place, Smith is confident that quarterback Corey Henderson, running back Jordi Estes, and fullback Kendall Harvey will lead the team to another winning season. “The goal right now is to get to where we were last year,” Smith said. “Even now when I go places, people often say, I remember when King George struggled to win a game—but it’s a whole different breed now.”

With triple A schools Riverbend, Louisa, and Stafford added to their schedule, the challenge to finish the regular season with a winning record will be tougher than normal. “If we’re competitive with the triple A schools, it’s my thinking it will be a selling point, and a mind-over-matter thing for our kids.”

With two back-to-back winning seasons under their belts, a brand new stadium where they can defend their honor, and a litany of untapped talent to use at their disposal, nothing is impossible for the 2013 Foxes. The key to keep the flow of energy going on both sides of the ball is Henderson. As the quarterback, and offensive coordinator Robbie Henderson’s son, he is thoroughly familiar with every aspect of the offensive game plan. On defense, he is a monster. Nearly nothing gets past him, and if it does, it will leave with lingering pain. “To have a kid, who is that special, you don’t have to worry about not having people line up—he is one-in-a-million,” Smith said. “He is one of those players coaches love to have, because you don’t have to coach him.”

With less than two weeks left before the opening regular season game against arch rival Washington & Lee, the Foxes have settled on their starters, while solidifying the final roster as they brace for a potential run at a state championship. “When we step onto the field, everybody believes we can win,” Smith said.

Leonard Banks
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