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Visual changes coming to Quantico in 2015

- It's more of a happy coincidence than anything that a giant clock will likely coincide with the start of the next phase of the Town of Quantico's Street Scape project. Yet that's how the scheduling appears to be lining up, according to Quantico vice mayor Rusty Kuhns.

Beta Sigma Phi International annouces scholarship winners

- Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority is a women’s sorority with thousands of members worldwide. The local chapter, Xi Delta Gamma, recently announced its 2014 scholarship winners. The applicants were judged on scholastic merit, transcripts, extra-curricular activities, community service, and an essay. Xi Delta Gamma 's 2014 scholarship winners are:

All-stars honored

- The Gainesville Haymarket Baseball League 13U all star team is honored by Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland and Chairman Corey Stewart during the Oct. 7 meeting of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. The team tied for third in August during the Babe Ruth League World Series.

Upsets shake up local football playoff picture

- After eight weeks in which there had been only a handful of kind-of, sort-of upsets in local high school varsity football, winless Osbourn stunned Stonewall Jackson 28-27 at the Eagles' homecoming in Manassas on Friday night while Potomac pulled out a surprise 34-27 overtime victory against host Woodbridge. Meanwhile, Hylton's seventh win officially made the Bulldogs playoff bound while their rival for the eastern crown Forest Park avoided a surprise defeat against Gar-Field with a one-point victory.

Fauquier puts brakes on PW motorcycle-track plan

- A Nokesville group's plan to build an off-road motorcycle track in Fauquier hit a significant roadblock recently. Fauquier supervisors voted 3-2 on Oct. 9 to deny a zoning change that would have paved the way for constructing such facilities.

LETTER:Comstock too partisan for Congress

- Democratic candidate for Congress John Foust made a mistake when he said that his Republican opponent, Barbara Comstock, had “never held a real job.” As the “Washington Post” recently verified, Comstock has been consistently at work as a hit (wo)man for the Republicans starting with her attempt to smear Hilary Clinton in the 90s over the so-called Travelgate mess that turned out nothing.

Kline’s Freeze to be torn down

- It's more than just a local landmark -- it's an integral part of the landscape for longtime residents of Manassas. It's not an ornate church or an elegant mansion -- it's an unassuming ice cream shop on Centreville Road. But for almost 50 years, Kline's Freeze has been both a tasty treat and a fundamental fact of life for Manassas. And now, it's closing down.

Lloyd graduates from Coastal Carolina University

- William Lloyd of Woodbridge has graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a master of arts in teaching in education. Lloyd graduated during the summer 2014 commencement ceremonies.

Hampden-Sydney names dean’s list

- Hampden-Sydney College has announced its dean's list for the spring semester. Jefferson Thompson of Woodbridge and Roman Wohlrab of Woodbridge were among the students honored.

Grizzlies shut out the competition

- The Grizzly defense was on fire over the weekend during Coach McGeoghegan’s 90-pound National Gainesville Grizzlies first shutout of the season. The team is used to high scores from its offense, but a complete shutout is something new.

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Visual changes coming to Quantico in 2015

It's more of a happy coincidence than anything that a giant clock will likely coincide with the start of the next phase of the Town of Quantico's Street Scape project.

Yet that's how the scheduling appears to be lining up, according to Quantico vice mayor Rusty Kuhns.

Kuhns, one of five members of the town council, is overseeing both the enhancement of the main road artery in town and the development of the 15-to-16-foot-tall clock likely to be colored gold and green.

"That's what we picked but that doesn't mean that's what we're going to get," cautioned Kuhns during a phone interview.

While grant money is being used by the town to pay for the clock, the town itself will have to match at least some of what is expected to be a roughly $30,000 tab once installation is complete.

The vice mayor reported he's waiting for the authorization of funds to come in from the Virginia Department of Transportation before he can submit the final plan to the builder of the clock, which will be erected at the train station in town.

About $25,000-$26,000 is due to be spent on construction of the clock tower while installation should cost about another $3,000-$4,000.

Once he receives authorization to submit the plan, Kuhns said he's expecting a 90-day turn around. If the green light from the state comes in this month, that would place the completion somewhere in January, later than the holiday season council members initially hoped for.

Mayor Kevin Brown explained that there is a direct link between the Street Scape and the clock in that leftover grant money from the first phase of the road beautification fund is helping to pay for the clock.

"The clock was part of the original proposal but it didn't make the cut for the first phase," said Brown.

He and Kuhns disagreed on when, exactly it was completed but it happened at some point in 2010.

"The other project that we had for the park; that was kind of delaying us moving forward with the second phase of the Street Scape," added the mayor, further mentioning "we're done with the park."

Kuhns mentioned he would like to see construction for the second phase begin in early 2015 for the intersection of Potomac Avenue and Broadway Street, a block inside the southern border of town.

He estimated it should take about two years to complete the project, which will add benches and other sidewalk enhancements to make the town more pedestrian friendly.

"I'm hoping sooner but these things are incredibly slow," he added.

Mayor welcomes ninth child
In other news from Quantico, Brown skipped the Oct. 9 town council meeting to be with his family after his wife Carrie gave birth to the couple's ninth child, Benjamin Davis Brown, the morning of Oct. 8.

Carrie Brown delivered the baby at home in Quantico, according to the mayor, with the assistance of Ten Moons Midwifery of Front Royal.

"She's doing well," said Kevin Brown about Carrie. "She's recovering well.

The mayor, who is also a church preacher, said the first name of his newest son came in the tradition of naming his children after biblical figures. He added the boy's middle name was passed down from Carrie Brown's side of the family.
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Lloyd graduates from Coastal Carolina University

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