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Next Tuesday full of county events

Next Tuesday, Oct. 2, will be a busy one for county officials.

First, there’s a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new King George Sheriff’s Office building. That’s from 2 to 4 p.m., and the public is invited. Tours will be given.

The 52 employees of the Sheriff’s Office moved into the center in July. It took longer than expected to build the new office, which cost $7.5 million and has two floors of office space and training rooms, areas for communications, prisoner detention and evidence-gathering, and a basement.

Sheriff Steve Dempsey said the new office provides a lot of features that the old one didn’t have. Plus, his department, which had offices, equipment and storage in four different places in the county, has been able to consolidate all staff and equipment under one roof.

Next on the agenda is a joint meeting between the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. That’s at 5 p.m., and the two boards will discuss updates to the Comprehensive Plan.

The regular Board of Supervisors meeting starts at 6 p.m., with the public comment portion at 6:30 p.m.