- Last Updated on Saturday, 27 October 2012 08:41
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The King George Family YMCA Afterschool Program sponsored a Lights On Afterschool rally on Thursday, October 3 from 5-6 pm. The rally was one of more than 7,500 such events around the nation that day, the 13th annual Lights On Afterschool, organized by the Afterschool Alliance. Elizabeth Clark, Executive Director supports expanding afterschool opportunities so that every child who needs a program has access to one, and the harm that results from budget cuts and freezes to these program.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:43
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The young ladies all gathered on stage in their gowns. Pictured are Kelly Simpson, Karson Buckle, Rachel Courtney, TiYanna Brown, Hailey Lawrence and Kendall Powell.
Congratulations to Victoria Bail, 2012 Fall Festival Queen, and the Kendall Powell and Courtney Calloway, runners-up in the pageant.
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Find photos from the pageant at The Journal's Photo Gallery.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:57
- Published on Friday, 12 October 2012 17:19
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Fredericksburg held its annual Via Colori street painting festival, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23 from 10-5. The students from King George High School turned out in force, completing five of the approximately 80 squares painted by artists from around the area.
The KGHS Art Club members Katie Bailey, Genni Askin, Sara Cialan, Julie Watkins, and Emily Clark worked together to finish the square titled "Welcome to My Wonderland." Seniors Abby Hastings and Sarah Phillips completed a square together, as did Brittney Musick and Selena Learn. Additionally, Chelsea Hogan and Sierra Dermody each completed their own square. As their art teacher and art club sponsor, I also completed a square.
submitted by Lara Klopp, Art Teacher, KGHS
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:55
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Friday was a special day for Fox senior football players, Alon Clipper (left) Lindsey Armentrout (right). They were all smiles after being crowned this year’s King George High School Homecoming King & Queen.
photo by Lisa Haas
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:44
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Registration deadline is Oct. 15 for Nov. 6 election
With the voter deadline less than a week away, the number of King George residents registered to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election totals more than the number registered for voting in the Presidential election four years ago.
With a few days still left to register through Monday, Oct. 15, the registrant count is 15,020 voters, as of close of business last Friday, Oct. 5. That tops the number of 13,453 voters who had registered by the deadline four years ago for that historic Presidential election.
Regarding the current number of registered voters, King George Registrar Lorrie Gump told The Journal last Friday, “I went back to Jan. 2, 2012, and the registrant count was 14,367. So, even with the big purge that was done back in March, we have increased our voter rolls by 653 from January to today.”
Purging is the term used to remove the names of ineligible voters from the official list of registered voters for such reasons as death, moving from election district and conviction of a felony.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 22:27
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At last week’s meeting of the King George Board of Supervisors, David Brown, Northern Neck Residency Administrator, provided an update on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) project for the Owens intersection on Dahlgren, saying acquisition of right-of-way is on hold.
Brown added that VDOT is considering reducing some of the right-of-way impacts along the length of the project. He also told the board that staff is working on addressing the other comments received from the county.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 22:18
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King George—On Sunday, what could have been mistaken for a White House Rose Garden event, complete with a podium, notable guests flanked by a speaker system, a band, American flags, 80 white chairs for special guests, a line of news cameras, reporters and photographers and hundreds of standing audience members, was in actuality a memorial. However, unlike the meticulously executed memorial services Americans have come to expect for fallen Iraq and Afghanistan American service members, this ceremony lacked the support of the United States Department of Defense. The memorial was held at the King George Landfill where hundreds of
- Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 16:57
- Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2012 14:38
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Shortly after 9:30 Tuesday morning a routine traffic stop lead to a high-speed pursuit through downtown King George, almost ending in a tragedy and ultimately leading to a manhunt, leaving much of the area in shock.
“It was like in a movie,” Rosie Vandeusen, a witness, said.