Archives:November, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Announces SOL Innovation Committee’s Interim Recommendations

November 26th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

Today, Secretary of Education Anne Holton announced that the Standards of Learning (SOL) Innovation Committee has completed their first round of interim recommendations.

Funeral Arrangements For 2010 T. C. Grad Announced

November 26th, 2014 | [From: Obituaries, Other News]

Randall Sawyer Hart died Sunday morning in Harrisonburg, VA, where he was scheduled to graduate this December from James Madison University with a degree in Business Administration.

Richmond Teen Sentenced To 44 Years For Murder Of T. C. Alum

November 25th, 2014 | [From: Courts & Crime, Top Stories]

Willie Daquan Lee, 19, of Richmond was sentenced on Friday to 44 years in prison for the fatal shooting in February of 20-year-old Kahron Michael Lee, a 2012 T. C. Williams graduate, over a pair of Nike Air Jordan sneakers.

Board Selects Historic Venues For History SOL Hearings

November 25th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond, Schools]

The Virginia Board of Education has selected five historic locations for a series of public hearings on proposed revisions to the History and Social Science Standards of Learning. The standards — which were last revised in 2008 — describe the knowledge and skills students are expected to master in the subject area by the end of each grade or course.

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Delivers Holiday Meals For Project Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2014 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Other News]

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office once again assisted in Project Thanksgiving, a regional effort to provide deserving families with complete Thanksgiving dinners.

Governor McAuliffe Urges Virginians To Get Ready For Winter Weather

November 25th, 2014 | [From: From Richmond]

“We’ve had several record breaking winter storms in the past few years and they serve as good reminders that it’s smart to be prepared,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Everyone should take steps now to be sure families, homes and businesses are ready for whatever winter may bring us this season.”

Alexandria Jaycees Announce Their 2014 Holiday Shopping Tour Benefitting Dozens Of Underprivileged Kids In Alexandria

November 25th, 2014 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Non-Profits]

The Alexandria Jaycees are pleased to announce their 2014 Holiday Shopping Tour which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 8:30 a.m. at the Potomac Yard Target Store located at 4101 Jefferson Davis Highway.

Volunteer Opportunity Hotlist

November 25th, 2014 | [From: Volunteer Opportunities]

Volunteer Alexandria has compiled the following Hotlist of local volunteer opportunities. Please register for opportunities using our website or contact the agency directly if you are interested in the opportunity and reference Volunteer Alexandria. We are YOUR connection to helping others!

PJM Revises Load Forecast Downward; Work Group Recommends Route Options For Underground Transmission Line

November 25th, 2014 | [From: Business]

Just as the Dominion Underground Transmission Line and Substation Work Group prepares a list of the least objectionable routes for a proposed underground transmission line through Alexandria, PJM, the manager of the power grid for the mid-Atlantic region, has revised the load forecast for the next several years downward.

Waste And Recycling Hauler Educates Local At-Risk Kids

November 25th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Other News]

American Disposal Services Partners with Community Lodgings to Educate At Risk Children