Archives: ‘Other News’ Looks Back To 2011, Forward To 2012

December 30th, 2011 | [From: 2011 In Review, Editorials, Other News]

2011 was a year of interesting and significant events in Alexandria We had an earthquake. The large Department of Defense Office Building in the west end (BRAC-133) opened for business. City Manager Jim Hartman resigned. GenOn announced the closing of the power plant on the waterfront. State Senator Patsy Ticer retired. Alexandria City Public Schools staggered through several crises of its own making. The budget outlook for the City became more difficult.

AAA Says Don’t Drink And Drive

December 30th, 2011 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

During the last decade, the highest number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities occurred on New Year’s Day, according to a recent analysis conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. As area partygoers and revelers prepare to pop the cork on New Year’s Eve celebrations this weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic cautions them about the dangers of drinking and driving.

The 2012 Living Legends Of Alexandria

December 29th, 2011 | [From: Non-Profits, Other News]

Living Legends of Alexandria announced the selection of the Legends of 2012: Robert Calhoun, Al Grande, Harry "Bud" Hart, Wendy John, Bill Kehoe, Allen Lomax, Jimmie McClellan, Pat Miller, Michael Oliver, Lillian Patterson, Joe Shumard, the Steuerle Family and the team of Dorothy Turner and Gwen Menefee-Smith.

Virginia Commerce Bank Announces Key Appointment Of Chief Financial Officer To Executive Management Team

December 28th, 2011 | [From: Business, Other News]

Virginia Commerce Bank Announces Key Appointment Of Chief Financial Officer To Executive Management Team Virginia Commerce Bank proudly announces the appointment of Mark S. Merrill as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and effective February 2012.

Titans Look Sloppy In Loss to Woodson

December 21st, 2011 | [From: Other News, Sports]

The T. C. Williams High School boys’ basketball team looked sloppy Tuesday night, riding a wave of poor shooting and turnovers to lose to W. T. Woodson 48-38.

More Athletes Qualify For Regional And State Competitions

December 21st, 2011 | [From: Other News, Sports]

In the second meet of the season, several T.C. Williams athletes made Regional and State qualifying marks in a number of track and field events. Many posted new personal records to kick off the 2011-2012 indoor season.

ACT For Alexandria Receives Donation Of $1000 From MSRB

December 20th, 2011 | [From: Non-Profits, Other News]

Last Friday, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board gave ACT for Alexandria a check for $1000. MSRB also adopted a number of local families for the holidays, with various departments competing against one another to provide these families with gifts and food.

Alexandria Police Officer Recognized At 14th Annual WRAP Awards

December 19th, 2011 | [From: Non-Profits, Other News]

Alexandria Police Officer Brandon Smith was recognized Dec. 16, 2011, for his efforts in the fight against impaired driving at the 14th Annual Washington Regional Alcohol Program Awards.

Tammy Ignacio Appointed To New Chief Administrative Officer Role

December 16th, 2011 | [From: Other News, Schools]

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Superintendent Morton Sherman is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Ignacio as Chief Administrative Officer. Ignacio is a former executive associate principal at T.C. Williams High School and since 2009 has served as the executive associate principal at T.C.'s Minnie Howard Campus. In this new position, she will manage the daily operations of the Office of the Superintendent and report directly to Dr. Sherman.

Alexandria Law Enforcement Officer Lauded For Fight Against Drunk Driving

December 16th, 2011 | [From: Courts & Crime, Other News]

A City of Alexandria police officer was honored during a regional ceremony this morning for his “outstanding commitment in the fight against drunk driving in Greater Washington” and presented with the area’s 14th-annual “Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention.”