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Keep signs off public roadways, county warns

It is illegal under state law to place signs, including yard sale signs, in the right-of-way of public roads, Prince William County officials said.

Signs posted on utility poles, fences and traffic signs and those staked in medians are hazardous to drivers, pedestrians and utility workers. Each sign can result in a $100 fine.

The Neighborhood Services Litter Crew and the Virginia Department of Transportation remove illegally placed signs. For information, call 703-792-7018 or e-mail

Georgetown South gets top ranking for Head Start

Georgetown South’s Early Head Start Child Development Center has received a five-star rating by the Virginia Star Quality Initiative. The center is the first in Virginia to receive the highest rating.

The Early Head Start program went through an extensive review process, including reviewing teacher qualifications, interactions between teachers and students, evaluating the learning environment and instructional practices.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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