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2 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 THE JOURNAL When is the violence going to end? When did it start and when is it going to end? That's a per- sistent question when it comes to the unprec- DAVID S. KERR edented level of domestic and international violence. In just the past few weeks, gunmen, either under the banner of Islamic terrorism or anti-police, not to mention the shootings of young black men, have become the norm. In fact, it's become so nor- mal and so injected itself in our consciousness that it's hard to tell when it began. The fact is though. There really isn't a starting point. Mass killings have been around a long time, but We had suffered through 9/11,of another lone wolf. news coverage. In fact, it's probable start now. never have they occurred with such but had been spared, for the most This list of dead could go on. But, that if the average American were As for the Islamic terrorists, all ferocity and frequency. In April part, the gunman style of terror- now we have police killings. Just shown a list of domestic shootings that comes to mind is more vigi- 2007 the largest mass shooting in ism. However, that's rapidly chang- three weeks ago five Dallas police and along with ISIS attacks on our lance, continuing development American history, at least up until ing. ISIS, the principle player in officers were killed and just as the allies, they might be shocked. "That of our intelligence networks and that time, took place on the cam- the world of Islamic terrorism has last of them were being laid to rest, many! I had no idea:' Our brains, working closer with the Islamic pus Virginia Tech. It was terrible turned to a campaign of radicaliz- three Baton Rouge Police officers just trying to spare ourselves the community here at home to find and rocked the nation. One of the ing overseas followers to strike at were murdered. As for the acts that pain, simply can't process it all. these potential terrorists before an major newscasters, usually given the homeland of their enemies. You at least indirectly set off these hor- If there is one plea and one mes- atrocity is committed. That's hard, to a cheerful sign off, closed his might call them lone wolves and rid attacks on police, the shooting sage to this column it's that we can't but it'sa start. broadcast with "today has not been they're more of them than anyone of young black men by law enforce- let this kind of violence become the Most of all, please, let's cool down a good day?' ever realized, ment officers, this sort of abuse "new normal" for the United States. the rhetoric. No more shouting The shooting at Virginia Tech was Most terrorist operations take hasn't slowed down either. The answers are many. Putting about registering every Muslim, or the result of one deranged student, planning and time, or at least they But, enough recalling this kill- away the guns is a good start. Many praising police killers as martyrs, or Much like the Navy Yard shooting used to. ISIS's home grown kill- ing or that. What we should re- of these murders were carried out calling the other side, as one can- in Washington, D.C., a few years ers, no visas or passports required, ally be worried about is that this using AR-15's. Just saying. And then didate did, supporters of terrorism. later which killed 12. There was seem to be able to plan and execute kind of behavior is becoming the there is understanding. Respect our When of course they aren't. That no political or social cause that operations on their own. The kill- "new normal:' We hear about these police. They're our neighbors for doesn't help anyone. We're Ameri- motivated the shooter. That kind ing of 84 persons in a Bastille Day shootings, they make the news, gosh sakes. The same is true for the cans for gosh sakes, we can do just of killing was yet to come. One of celebration in Nice could well have sometimes more than one a week, young black men killed for doing about anything when we work to- the first was the Boston Marathon been the work of one man. The Or- we shake our heads, maybe go to a nothing except being black and be- gether. We've proven that. Now it's Bombing and while not a shooting, lando killings, which outdid the vigil, maybe not and move on. It's ing in the wrong place. Everyone time for all of us to say no to this it nonetheless hearkened what was Tech shootings when it came to the amazing how fast some of these needs to start behaving and talking, culture of violence before it's ac- to come. number of dead was all at the hands terrible acts fade from national Engagement on all sides needs to cepted as a way of life. Police news KING GEORGE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO FIRE AT LANDFILL A fire of undetermined origin erupted at the King George landfill on Bullock Drive Saturday. A King George sheriff's deputy first noticed the smoke from the blaze and notified fire and rescue authorities. "Once we arrived at the scene we did confirm that the fire was at the landfill;' said King George Fire and Rescue Chief David Moody. "The fire was approximate- ly one half acre in size and burning on the southwest bank and and at the top of the landfill?' "It included burning trash, petroleum Brandon Russell Hamilton,29, of Indian of suspended sentence or probation. based products and some pieces of tires," Head, Md., was charged with entering Chris Jerrel Jester, 33, of King George July 12 Moody said. "The fire was surrounding a property to damage, trespassing and pub- was charged with destruction of property. Tony Brian Wormley, 59, currently methane gas well pipe. Extinguishing the lic intoxication. July 15 held at Northern Neck Regional Jail, was fire around the area became our priority." Deshawn Lamont Robinson, 29, of Port Rebecca Ann Bloxton, 31, of King charged with probation violation. Moody said fire crews worked at the Royal was charged with obstructing jus- George was charged with assault and bat- Justin Tyree Newman, 30, currently scene of the landfill fire for several hours tice, reckless driving, possession of marl- tery. held at Northern Neck Regional Jail, was and used eight tanker loads of water as juana, use of the identification of another, charged with probation violation well as shuttling water to the fire site in driving without a license and providing WESTMORELAND SHERIFF'S OFFICE one of the department's pumper trucks, false information. ARRESTS Stafford County provided water to fight July 11 July 13 the blaze from a pumper truck as well. July 14 Cory Flannery, 19, of Montross wasSharia Durante, 26, of Montross was Marguerite Lorraine Hangliter, 52, of charged with grand larceny, theft of a mo- charged with assault and battery. KING GEORGE SHERIFF'S OFFICE Montross was charged with revocation of tor vehicle, possession of marijuana and Christopher Bryan Durante, 32,ofMon- ARRESTS suspended sentence and probation, driving .with a suspended license,tross was charged with assault and battery. Michael Troy Langley, Jr., 30, of Leonar- Lisa Marie Foster, 41, of Colonial Beach July 13 dtown, Md., was charged with revocation was charged with failure to appear. Richard Leggitt Injured vets get a day on the water Photo courtesy of Dusty Remington Theseare some ofthefish (QIMSA) Qu.a nt!cQ !n!ured. m!ltary sports- man association caught at their second annual fishing day. It was a great for all! I would like to thank Patrick Carroll for his generous donation. The American legion, King George Welding, RC Tree Ser- vice and Jeff Stonehill along with numerous others for their gener- ous donations. Along with each donation from our boat captains Bobby Ackerman, Wess Jones, Teddy Trowbridge, Mat Mathis,Jeff Stonehill, Byron Rawlings, Ronnie Rawlings, Mushy Schenemann, Randy Ragusa, John Webber, Chris Markwith, D J Remington, Donnie Pierpont. It couldn't have worked without all of their effort paUonal Tes Services, LLC Pre-Employment DOT Drug Testing Waikqn Tes g Patricia SmRh mLO, em-em. CPCr . UOT S. (:emT d Phone 540-625-2084 Fax 540-709-7211 Gatewa onalTesl:lngOg l,om 11131 Journal Parkway King VA 22485 The Journa 10250 Kings Highway Post Office Box 409, King George, VA 22485 Phone: (540) 775-2024 Fax: (540) 775-4099 Online: EDITOR AND PUBLISHER Joel Davis. SUBSCRIPTIONS Bonnie Gouvisis SALES REPRESENTATIVES Narcene Ruczynski Charlene Franks Legal/Classified Display, COMMUNITY ~ CHURCH NEWS REPORTERS Lori Deem. Phyllis Cook. GRAPHIC ARTIST Richard Leggitt Leonard Banks SPORTS EDITOR PRODUCTION/MIS Leonard Banks Drue Murray. Subscription rate is $24 per year (52 issues), or 50 on newsstands. Outside the counties of King George and Westmoreland, the rate is $38 per year. THE JOURNAL (ISSN #87502275) is published weekly by The Journal Press, Inc. Postmaster, send 3579 to: The Journal, Post Office Box 409, King George, Virginia 22485 The book "DAHLGREN" a series of interviews with people who helped shaped the history of the base is available at The Journal 10250 Kings Hwy., The Journal Complex $19.95 plus tax PUBLIC NOTICE FAMPO Opens Public Comment Period to Add Projects to the 2040 Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP) The Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) has opened a 30-day public comment period to accept comments on the following eleven proposed improvement projects to be included in the FAMPO 2040 Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP). The comment period will begin on July 27, 2016 and will end on August 26, 2016. For ways to provide comments on the proposed projects, please visit www.famno.g, ~muxlguia.Caaa~ Route 3 Arterial Management Plan (Study) from East of Gordon Road to West of VA 20 Kl .Gmzgt_C n Governor Nice Bridge (US 301) widening from 2 to 4 lanes divided James Madison Parkway (US 301) and Bennion Road turn lane improvements James Madison Parkway (US 301) and Kings Highway (VA 3) intersection improvements Kings Highway (VA 3) and Stoney Knoll Road (Route 628) turn lane improvements Kings Highway (VA 3) and Big Timber Road (Route 647) turn lane improvements Kings Highway (VA 3) and Round Hill Road (Route 629) turn lane improvements Kings Highway (VA 3) reconstruction with added capacity from James Madison Parkway (US 301) to Big Timber Road Pine Hill Road (Route 621) reconstruction and improvements from Ridge Road to Round Hill Road Chatterton Lane (Route 641) reconstruction and improvements from Caledon Road to End of Roadway ' Salem Church Road (Route 628) reconstruction from James Madison Parkway (US 301) to West of VA 20 A public hearing will be held during the Policy Committee meeting on Monday, September 19, 2016. The Policy Committee meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. and will be held at GWRC/FAMPO office located on 406 Princess Anne Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Public .participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require Iranslation services (free ofclmrge) should contact the GWRC/FAMP at 540-373-2890 or at least two days prior to the meeting. If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-273-7545 (TDD). La participaci6n ptiblica es solicitada sin distinci6n de reza, color, origen ancional, edad, sexo, religiAn, discapacidad o su estado familiar. Las personas que requleren alojamiento especial de acuerdo con el American with Disabilities Act, o personas que requleren sarvicios de traducci6n (libre de cargo) deben comunicarse con la GWRC / FAMPO a1540-373-2890 o al menos dos dias antes de Northern Neck Electric Cooperative A Touchstone Energy Cooperative Notice of Northern Neck Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 Dinner at 5 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m. Northumberland High School 201 Academic Lane Heathsville, Virginia (near Glaraville) The Annual Meeting of Northern Neck Electric Cooperative will be held at Northumberland High School in Heathsville, Virginia, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at 7 p.m., pursuant to the resolution of the Board of Directors, for the following purposes: 1. To elect two directors for terms of three years; 2. To receive reports of officers and president of the Cooperative; and 3. To transact any business that may properly come before said meeting, or any adjournment thereof. Elnora F. Tompkins?, Secretary