IntroductionReady to keep your heavy winter gear packed away for most of the year? When you and your family make a PCS move to Fort Lee, Virginia, you can do just that! This installation — home of the Combined Arms Support Command — is in Prince George County, Virginia, a rural area about 45 minutes south of Richmond. The area is known for its hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters so packing the right clothing and gear is a breeze. Suggested Read: Fort Lee Virginia: In-Depth Welcome CenterWeather HazardsBecause climate conditions can sometimes become dangerous at Fort Lee, hurricane warnings, other weather alerts, and any weather-related post closures, will be communicated through the Alert! Mass Warning Notification System. Register with the Alert! System to receive email, text messages, and phone alerts at work or home when the installation is experiencing an emergency or serious incident.The following are examples of what you can expect each season:SpringHigh temps: Low 60s to upper 70sLow temps: Low 40s to mid 50sA mix of sun and rain ensures flowers will be blooming in the region. It’s the perfect time of year to visit Dutch Gap and see the birth of new wildlife and enjoy the wetlands surrounding the conservation area. Layers will help you stay comfortable as temperatures fluctuate from chilly in the morning and evening to downright warm in the afternoons. Expect a fair amount of rain in spring with around 46 inches falling annually. High winds and thunderstorms can be a concern from spring into summer when hurricane season begins.SummerHigh temps: Low 80s to low 90sLow temps: Low to upper 60sThings get a bit warmer once summer rolls around. The wet season begins at the beginning of May and lasts until the end of August, creating a muggy mix of heat and humidity. Take the short trip over to Pocahontas State Park to cool off in one of the small lakes or the aquatic center. There’s also boating, camping, 90 miles of hiking and fishing to take your mind off the heat. Dress for the hot weather with lightweight fabrics, hats for shade and ensure you reapply sunscreen, especially on cloudy days.FallHigh temps: Low 60s to mid 80sLow temps: Low 40s to mid 60sRelief comes in the fall, with lower (but still warm) temps and far less humidity. Outdoor activities abound during this season. Mornings and evenings call for layers that can be easily shed during those sporadic spikes in temps. Cloud coverage remains present, and the chance of a hurricane is prevalent during September but can occur any time from June through November. Stay prepared by signing up for alerts from Ready Virginia, having a shelter plan in place, and keeping an emergency preparedness kit handy.WinterHigh temps: High 40s to low 60sLow temps: Mid 30s to high 40sWinter and cold weather will sweep through this area quickly and, before you know it, it’ll be warm again. Rainfall is a common occurrence but luckily temperatures rarely fall below freezing. Snowfall is also very rare and you’ll usually be comfortable wearing a cozy sweater or a wool coat while outdoors. The mild winter temperatures mean outdoor sports and activities are actually enjoyable. There are tons of places to ski, ice skate or go sledding, just a short drive away from Fort Lee.Field and Training Expectations Year-roundSoldiers at Fort Lee can expect to train in a variety of weather conditions. Therefore, a range of uniforms and clothing are important to remain healthy and effective. It’s important to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the dangerous effects of too much heat and sun, such as sunburn, heat exhaustion, and heat/sun stroke. If you’re feeling any negative effects from the weather, find some shade immediately, drink water (slowly) and try to cool off.ConclusionWith proper planning and preparation, you’ll be ready for any type of weather you encounter in your new home. Use our tips listed above and check the installation’s Facebook and Twitter pages to stay on top of anything headed your way while living at Fort Lee. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
Laura Guy’s defeat of 20 year incumbent Craig Denny means there will be a new president of the Shawnee Mission Board of Education. She watched the final election results come in Tuesday night with members of the group Education First Shawnee Mission in downtown Overland Park.Shawnee Mission patrons headed to the polls Tuesday and delivered a crystal clear message to the district’s central office: It’s time for a big change.Register to continue
A solicitor jailed for conspiring to supply cocaine has been banned from the profession after pleading to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for a ‘second chance’.Omar Mohammed Khan, born in 1984 and admitted to the roll in 2012, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court to three years’ imprisonment in April 2016.Publishing its judgment this week, the tribunal said it was satisfied that, in light of Khan’s conviction, he had failed to uphold the rule of law and the proper administration of justice. He supplied a controlled drug to a third party and thereby failed to act with integrity, the tribunal added.The one-day February hearing was heard in Khan’s absence. However, the judgment highlighted mitigation provided by Khan in letters to the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the tribunal.In a letter to the regulator in June 2016, Khan ‘explained that he had “stupidly” started to misuse cocaine himself and had built up a drug debt to a co-defendant’, the judgment states.’This had caused him to work longer hours. The respondent stated that he became unwell in 2015 and provided details of his ill health.’As his health deteriorated, the respondent stated that he made a conscious decision to stop using cocaine in November 2015 and he informed his co-defendant of this. He stated he also told his co-defendant that he would repay any debt owed.’To reduce his ‘drug debt’, Khan said he asked his co-defendant to collect the two grams of cocaine he possessed at the time. His co-defendant asked him to drop one gram to a friend who lived nearby. Khan said he initially ‘relentlessly and repeatedly’ refused. However, due to ‘pressure, coercion and intimidation’, Khan ‘engaged in the supply of one gram to another on [19 November 2015]’. He accepted he engaged in the same activity the following day.The judgment states that Khan ‘was disgusted and ashamed of his actions’.The tribunal continues: ‘The respondent stated he was proud of his status as a solicitor, which he had worked extremely hard to achieve, having come from a humble and underprivileged background.’’He submitted his actions had been stupid, careless and isolated. The respondent sought not to be removed from the roll of solicitors as he stated this would have a devastating and crippling effect on him and his family.’In a letter to the tribunal in September 2016, Khan ‘requested a second chance’, submitting that a suspension would be an appropriate sanction.The tribunal noted that Khan had a previously unblemished record. He co-operated with the regulator and in the disciplinary proceedings. The tribunal also considered remarks made by the sentencing judge, ‘who had concluded the respondent’s case was in many respects a tragedy’.However, the tribunal said Khan’s conduct leading to his conviction, was so serious that a suspension would undermine public confidence in the profession. ‘Whilst that conduct may not be repeated in the future, there was a need to protect the reputation of the legal profession and uphold professional standards,’ the tribunal added.Khan was ordered to be struck off the roll.Khan told the tribunal he had no income, or savings, and that it was likely he would be claiming state benefits when he is released from prison. However, the tribunal said Khan had not provided any documentary evidence of his income, expenditure, capital or assets.Khan was ordered to pay £1,337.32 in costs.
Dancehall artiste turns himself inDancehall DJ, Alkaline, says reports of him being involved in a murder are untrue.In a social media rant the artiste, who ruled the dancehall charts in 2016 with hits like City, Formula, My Side of the Story and Company claimed he is not involved in any act of criminality and pleaded for his fans to be calm.Part of the post read:“There is a rumour circulating. Regarding Alkaline, Earlan Bartley, and questioning for murder. Please ignore, this is one of the most cruel, vicious, destructive, degrading, derogatory, ruthless lie, I have ever experienced in my 23 years of existence. I am asking my fans to be calm, relax. I am in no form of mix-up with any form of illegal activities of any sort. And I declare innocence in all its entirety”, the post read. He also took jabs at the media for reporting that he was wanted for questioning.“I am therefore asking the media personnel to desist from spreading rumours on me unnecessarily. BIG LIE!!!! Alkaline!! Try again!!”On Tuesday the Twitter accounts of both the Jamaica Constabulary Force and National Security Ministry posted information regarding interest in the [email protected] tweeted “Police are seeking Earlan Bartley o/c Alkaline for questioning in relation to a murder. He is to report to Harman Barracks by 5:00 p.m., Feb 8”@NatSecurityJA tweeted “Police seek Earlan Bartley (Alkaline) 4 questioning related 2 Rohan Morris’ murder. It is believed he can assist with the investigation.”Alkaline…turned up at the Harmon Barracks in Kingston, Jamaica on Thursday morning (Photo: Marlon Biggs)The artiste turned up at the headquarters of the Harmon Barracks about 9:00 AM Thursday, with his attorney, Peter Champagnie, in tow.Morris, popularly called ‘Head’, was shot more than 15 times by hoodlums at his Three Oaks Gardens, St Andrew home in January. The murder was reportedly witnessed by a five year old child who was inside the dwelling at the time of the attack.The police were tight-lipped when Caribbean News Weekly checked whether Morris was an associate of the artiste and would only say he could assist them in their investigations.
Christianburg/Wismar, Vergenoegen and Friendship secured easy wins when the 7th Milo Secondary Schools Football Championships continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. Christianburg/Wismar mauled St. John’s 7-0. Andre Mayers tallied a hat-trick in the 41st, 42nd and 45th minute.He was assisted by goals from Wayne Wilson, Keron Sharpe, Randy Pickering and Hiram Gilkes in the seventh, 15th, 48th and 60th minute respectively.Meanwhile, Vergenoegen dismantled Tutorial High 3-0. Rivaldo Smith, Chris Smith and Ray Adams scored in the 16th, 40th and 44th minute respectively. In another fixture, Friendship downed Ann’s Grove 2-0. Dornell McLennon and Shane Harper scored in the 37th and 52nd minute respectively.