Jack Jacobs

Writer

Jack Jacobs covers West Point and King William County for the Tidewater Review. Previously, he covered public safety for the Virginia Gazette. He can be reached by phone at 757-298-6007.

Recent Articles

  • Tidewater schools begin new year with enthusiasm

    Tidewater schools begin new year with enthusiasm

    Staff in the Tidewater school division welcomed students with open arms as a new academic year began Tuesday. Throughout Tidewater, administrators did not report any serious issues with buildings or getting students to school. By about 7:30 a.m., several buses were arriving and unloading students...

  • Tidewater sees mixed bag in SOL pass rates

    King William Public Schools broke rank with other Tidewater divisions, improving SOL pass rates while the rest of the region’s schools were a more mixed bag in the 2016-17 academic year. All four school districts — King William, West Point, New Kent and King and Queen — remain accredited. Tidewater...

  • West Point School Board to buy three buses

    West Point Public Schools expects to receive three new school buses in early November. Costing a combined $278,000, the buses have larger passenger capacities than most existing buses in the fleet. The increased passenger loads will benefit elementary school students, special-needs students and...

  • West Point school district employees prepare for new school year

    West Point school district employees prepare for new school year

    School division faculty and staff prepared for a new school year with reflections on past success and plans for the future during their annual district convocation. "It truly takes a village and everybody matters and everybody makes a difference," said West Point Superintendent Laura Abel. West...

  • West Point schools, RCC embark on new career training partnership

    West Point schools, RCC embark on new career training partnership

    School officials from West Point Public Schools and Rappahannock Community College hope a newly minted partnership will open doors for students to careers that require expanded technical training. This fall, two West Point students will begin a welding course through the partnership. “We saw a...

  • Town Council to consider $752,711 budget amendment

    Town Council to consider $752,711 budget amendment

    Town Council gave the nod for staff to arrange a public hearing on a proposed $752,711 amendment to the fiscal year 2018 budget Tuesday. Council members are expected to vote on the amendment following the public hearing, which is scheduled for Sept. 26, Town Manager John Edwards said. If approved,...

  • Regional planning district takes aim at broadband project

    Regional planning district takes aim at broadband project

    The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission seeks to utilize the counties’ existing emergency services radio infrastructure and Pamunkey Tribe support to create a regional broadband service. The tentative plan calls for eight counties throughout the Middle Peninsula to install wireless internet...

  • King William deputies train to become search and rescue program instructors

    King William deputies train to become search and rescue program instructors

    Gary Reynolds stepped into a muggy August morning from the King William Ruritan Club building after dropping off a dish, only to find Johnny was not waiting in the parking lot anymore. Naturally, Reynolds called the police. King William deputies arrived packing a tracking device — something like...

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