- 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
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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.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 17:07
- Published on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 15:31
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There are at least three separate accident report compilations floating around from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and/or King George, each gathered to provide information about Dahlgren Road in regard to a planned $4.1 million project whose completion is now considered to be up in the air.
The VDOT project is planned to widen a portion of Dahlgren Road (Route 206) at the intersections with Owens Drive (Route 624) and Windsor Drive (Route 218). It calls for acquisition of land from at least 30 property owners, taking some large and small swaths of land from businesses and residences, many to within three-feet of their front doors.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 17:11
- Published on Friday, 24 August 2012 19:52
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Sharon B. Zwicker of King George was laid to rest Friday, August 24, at Historyland Memorial Park with full honors.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 17:14
- Published on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:28
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The first woman deputy to serve on the King George County Sheriff’s Department force was killed last Sunday in a fatal car crash. Sharon B. Zwicker, 54, of 11217 Pine Hill Rd. was declared dead at the accident scene after her 2000 Saturn station wagon collided with a 2005 Nissan Altima at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 301 and Route 623 in King George.
According to King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey, Zwicker was a master deputy and a school resource officer.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:23
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School open houses for next week
King George schools are readying for the start of the new school year which begins on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day.
The division is in the midst of a busy nine days of in-service training for teachers and other staff which began this week on Monday, Aug. 20, with two days of orientation devoted to teachers new to the King George division.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 21:58
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A series of three fires that burned on Gambo Creek Road off Owens Drive in Dahlgren have investigators looking for a cause.
The first 911 call for a fire was received at 8:56pm on Thursday, August 9. According to Captain Steven T. Lynd, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for the King George County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services, the first of eight fire units arrived at 9:08pm and found that a wooded area behind several homes was burning.
According to Lynd, no structures were endangered and there were no injuries. Firefighters cleared the scene at 10:39pm.
- Last Updated on Monday, 20 August 2012 17:25
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A King George resident is dead following a two vehicle crash on Route 301 at the intersection of Route 623 in King George County.
At 2:48 p.m., Aug. 19, 2012, Virginia State Police responded to the crash scene after the driver of a 2000 Saturn station wagon failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign and was struck by the driver of a 2005 Nissan Altima. The impact caused the Saturn to overturn before coming to rest.
The Saturn was traveling westbound on Route 623 and the Nissan was traveling northbound on Route 301 at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Saturn, who was wearing her safety belt, died at the scene. The female driver and a male passenger in the Nissan both suffered minor injuries and were assessed at the scene by emergency medical technicians. They were also wearing their safety belts.