News of interest to Loudoun that appeared in the daily Post July 4-10.

Tuesday6

Chickens Can't Cross the Road

A Taylorstown resident wants transportation officials to erect chicken-crossing signs to demonstrate the perils of speeding through this rural corner of Loudoun County, where several chickens have been killed by vehicles on what once was a gravel road.

Wednesday7

Myers's Farm Rezoned

The six Republican supervisors approved a 500-unit housing development on the family farm of former county board chairman Dale Polen Myers.

Thursday8

Islamic School Drops Plan

The Islamic Saudi Academy, a private school in Fairfax County financed by the Saudi government, said it no longer planned to build a 3,500-student campus in Loudoun County, six years after the school won the right to do so in a bruising public fight. The Board of Supervisors has approved the site's purchase for public schools.

Friday9

Sheriff Injured in Car Accident

Loudoun County Sheriff Stephen O. Simpson was recovering from a bruised neck and back after his unmarked car was rear-ended on eastbound Route 7, authorities said.

Friday9

Loudoun Leads in Job Growth

The Washington area, especially the western part of the region, remains among the strongest in the United States for job growth, with Loudoun County tying Clark County, Nev., for the nation's biggest percentage increase in employment.