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Size of county’s debt not a concern, officials say

Size of county’s debt not a concern, officials say

Call it the great debt debate.
No one disputes King George has about $91.3 million in capital debt; t...

Parish celebrates 300TH in style

Parish celebrates 300TH in style

The Hanover-with-Brunswick Episcopal Parish celebrated its 300th anniversary with a celebration Oct....

Supervisors cite proximity to nearby home as reason

Supervisors cite proximity to nearby home as reason

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors has voted to deny permission for  giant farming op...

Colonial Beach groups will team up to host fall festival

This year, the Colonial Beach PTA, Chamber of Commerce and Volunteer Rescue Squad are teaming up wit...

Oldhams man gets 20 years for shooting

A Westmoreland County man entered a plea of no contest Oct. 17 to seven felony counts in Westmorelan...

Garland has lifelong love of baseball

Garland has lifelong love of baseball

At a baseball camp in Fredericksburg in 1948, Max Garland’s 98-mile-an-hour fastball caught the eye ...

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King George

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Sealston girl, 12, is doing her part to make a difference in animals’ lives

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Sealston girl, 12, is doing her part  to make a difference in animals’ lives

This past Saturday, Oct. 25, was National Make a Difference Day, a day when volunteers from across the nation devote time to helping others.
It also was a day for Kenley Gill to shine.

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CB council candidates split on sharing services with county

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
CB council candidates split on sharing services with county

The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Colonial Beach Foundation hosted a candidates’      forum Oct 21 at the Colonial Beach Town Center.
The idea of combining service...

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Supervisors cite proximity to nearby home as reason

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Supervisors cite proximity to nearby home as reason

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors has voted to deny permission for  giant farming operator Parker Farms to build a migrant labor camp at the Flat Iron Road site of an abandoned nursing...

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Sports

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Cougars’ third-quarter outburst mauls Foxes

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Cougars’ third-quarter outburst mauls Foxes

The Foxes hopes of rallying to overcome Courtland’s 14-3 halftime lead quickly dissipated within the first three minutes of the third quarter.

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Antiques Considered - Oct. 29, 2014

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Antiques Considered - Oct. 29, 2014

This slantfront desk comes from a Richmond family who has owned it for many years.  It is English, with solid ends and the original finish.  The primary wood is mahogany, with extensive sati...

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The College of Southern Maryland Northern Neck area connection

Basketball fever is hotter than ever before at the College of Southern
Sports Editor Maryland. Since 2008, the connection between the Northern Neck metropolitan area and the CSM’s lady basketball team is growing stronger.  With an influx of talent arising from their newest coaches and King George residents, head coach Phil Hempfield and assistant coach Robin Cobb, to Washington & Lee grad and multi-athlete Ashley Farmer, the Northern Neck link to athletics has found a new home.

Hempfield is the CSM Lady Hawks head coach, and founder and president of the Swish basketball AAU team. After 22 years of service, he retired from the Navy and now works as a consulting analyst for a government contractor at the NSWC Naval base in Dahlgren.
Cobb is the CSM Lady Hawks assistant coach and an assistant coach with the Swish basketball AAU team. In the past, she has served as an assistant coach with the King George High School girls varsity, junior varsity and King George Parks & Recreation Department. Cobb is employed at King George School Board as a central office technician.
Given the fact that Colonial Beach grad and CSM basketball star Tiana Payton’s impact to their program was instantaneous, future CSM players from the Northern Neck area will continue to be heavily recruited. Although Payton is currently absent from the team due to illness, she still has another year of eligibility to play. The mere thought of Payton and Farmer in the same backcourt will give opponents shivers.
The link between Hempfield, Cobb and Farmer originates three years ago when Farmer was a member of the Swish AAU girls travel basketball team. Farmer and her Washington & Lee Eagles teammate Kelisha Johnson formed a formable tandem with both Swish, and the Eagles team.
Now that Farmer has become a full-time student at CSM, majoring in exercise science, her life a leader and captain on the basketball court has taken on new roles. Although she was major factor in point production at Washington & Lee, she must now formulate an entirely different approach by distributing the ball equally among her new teammates.
“We have a long way to go,” Hempfield said. “At Washington & Lee they had a two-man game (Kelisha Johnson and Ashley Farmer).  Now I am trying to coach them into a team concept. Ashley is very quick and gets off her shot any time she wants too, but we’re trying to focus on picking certain spots instead of just shooting.”
The CSM Lady Hawks have played two games this season against Potomac State and NOVA. Fighting through an upper respiratory illness, Farmer scored 13 points, while 

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