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Town and landfill finally agree

- Plans call for closing of Potomac Landfill in 2032.

Harrover park plan evolves

- Amphitheater, pavilion included in master plan.

Gainesville /Prince William Police Reports

- Gainesville man arrested for alleged assault Michael Charles Branson, 39, of Gainesville, was arrested on Feb. 3, by Prince William County police in connection with a domestic assault that occurred in the 7400 block of Pensacola Place, Gainesville. The victim, a 41-year-old woman from Manassas, reported that she and Branson, a family member, were allegedly arguing when the argument escalated. Branson allegedly displayed a gun and forced her into a closet. He also allegedly pushed her to the ground, preventing her from leaving. They were eventually separated and Branson left the house. The police arrived at the home at 3:30 p.m. Branson’s court date is pending and he is being held without bond. He has been charged with abduction, domestic assault and battery, brandishing a firearm, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

House of Mercy to host shopper appreciation event

- The House of Mercy Thrift Store announced a thank you event for shoppers who have supported their ministry of serving the local poor.

Dance workshop offered by POISED

- Precision, Outreach, Intervention, Surveillance, and Exercise for Falls Prevention Prince William (POISED) and Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center are offering free dance sessions to help prevent falls in aging adults.
Area Obituaries
  • Alice H. Grigsby
  • Alice H. Grigsby
  • Rodney James Wells
  • Joanne Munro Shaffer
  • Barbara J. Mayberry
  • Clarence Arthur Middleton, Jr
  • John Carlton Gallagher
  • Upcoming Events
  • Christmas Season Mansion Tours at Oatlands Begin
  • “A Saturday of Super Heroes” (1958-1979)
  • “The Night that Panicked America” at the Packard Campus Theatre
  • “Ten from your Show of Shows” at the Packard Campus Theatre
  • “Space: 1999: The Bringers of Wonder” at the Packard Campus Theatre
  • Crime Log

    Recent crimes reported by the Prince William County Sheriff's Office.

    More Local News

    Gainesville men arrested after traffic stop in Opal

    ‘Launch Pad’ tablets for kids available at libraries

    Names in the news

    Tech Girls Rock

    Chamber salutes military

    ReStore gets warm welcome

    All-County Orchestra rescheduled for Feb. 20

    After a week of closings, PWCS hits the books

    Personal trainers: ‘We’re human… we’re not perfect’

    Cabela’s plans 2017 opening

    Play brings real issues to center stage

    PW Chamber conference brings women together

    Prince William Guide



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