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Prince William County’s 9-1-1 system marks 50 years of operation on Dec. 2

On Dec. 2, 1968, Prince William County's 9-1-1 system went live with a single call taker, who also served as the dispatcher. The county's system was put in place less than a year after the first 9-1-1 call was made in Haleyville, Ala. on Feb. 16, 1968.

Covington supports Healthy Youth Council

With a donation of $10,000, Wally Covington put his money where his mouth is to support the Greater Prince William County Communities, Healthy Youth Council.

PWC Fire & Rescue honored

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Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue received the Employer Safety award as part of the 2011 Governor's Transportation Safety Awards during a ceremony in Richmond. Shown here, from left, are: Walter Yeatts, Board of Transportation safety chair; David Mitchell, DMV deputy commissioner; Sen. Yvonne Miller; Kevin McGee, chief of the Prince William County (PWC) department; Hadden Culp, PWC department assistant chief; Del. Joe May; Richard Holcomb, DMV commissioner.

PWC redistricting plan approved

Prince William County's redistricting map, designed to more evenly divide voters in the county was approved by the U.S. Department of Justice. The county registrar will be sending out information on voting places and districts in the near future.

Stirrup strives to cross the finish line

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Gainesville Supervisor John Stirrup runs a good race. He's a runner and plans to run again for office-perhaps state senate. He runs his life striving for balance. He's a husband, father, church member, farm owner, sportsman and businessman. He's served as supervisor of the Gainesville Magisterial District since he was first elected in 2003. Read the full story in the May 20, 2011 print edition of the Bull Run Observer.

Covington donates $5,000 to Parkside Middle School

Brentsville Supervisor Wally Covington donated $5,000
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to Parkside Middle School as matching funds for the school's single-event fall fundraiser. The money will go to technology upgrades at the Manassas school in Prince William County. Covington made good on his promise at the opening night of the Manassas school's "Beauty and the Beast" presentation in early May. Covington is shown here reading to school children at another area Prince William County school, Pace West, earlier this school year.

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