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Week in Review: New Yogurt Shop Opens, Winter Sports Begin

A look at top stories between Dec. 3 and 8.

Busy week? Catch up with Oakton's Week in Review, a roundup of stories that ran Dec. 3 to 8.

Monday

Tawny Hammond Named New Chief of Fairfax County Animal Shelter And the $17 million expanded shelter is set to open in December.

 Virginia's gas tax is a flat rate tax, but leaders are beginning to explore other options.

Christmas Tree Safety Tips Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department offers tips to help residents avoid a fire this season.

Tuesday

Oakton High School DECA Giving Back to the Community. 

Officials to Explore Smoking Ban on Fairfax County Property County attorneys will explore legality of measures to discourage county employees from smoking.

Fair Oaks Police Log: Nov. 21 - 28 A summary of the latest incidents reported.

Oakton Grad Helps Tulsa Football Win Championship Trey Watts named MVP of Saturday win over University of Central Florida

Virginia May See Stronger Texting Penalties Crime Commission to discuss making texting behind the wheel a reckless driving charge.

 Decorating your house in Oakton for the holidays this year? You could win money for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!

Wednesday

McDonnell Hints at New Transportation Funding Package Proposal could raise $500 million annually, but Virginia governor gives few details Wednesday at transportation conference in Tyson.

 Tuesday forum in McLean was second in series of community meetings this week about replacing retiring Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Dale.

Salahi Ready to 'Crash the Vote' Reality show star and alleged White House crasher launches gubernatorial campaign website.

Thursday

 Frozen yogurt shop in Oakton Shopping Center will pair with Oakton High boosters for fundraiser.

Flint Hill Swimmers Set Record Despite Tuesday loss, Huskies show strong performance in 200 yard medley.

Not-So-Furry Murray Meet Murray, a young and playful collie mix who is ready to be part of your pack.

Flint Hill Basketball: Boys and Girls Post Losses Huskies hope for a victory later this week.

Friday

Basketball: Oakton Girls Ready for New Era Cougars won't be undefeated this season, but can the defending state champions make a run for it again?

 As Fairfax County superintendent search forums continue, parents and staff place value on open, honest communication and a better understanding of budget.

Vale Christmas Tree Sales Continue This Year Fundraiser benefits Stop Hunger Now.

Teen Gives Back to Sandy Victims for the Holidays Tyler McCormack is collecting toys in Vienna and Oakton for children impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

Weekend Metro: Single Tracking on Orange Line A look at what you need to know about Metro the weekend of Dec. 7 to 9.

Saturday

Basketball: Flint Hill Defeats Woodberry Forest: Team pulls out 67-45 win Friday.

Fairfax Students Taking More Advanced Classes AP scores rise while those for IB dipped slightly, Fairfax County Public Schools says

 Lawmakers ask GSA to consider the area, noting that many FBI employees already live in Northern Virginia.

 

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